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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

Benita Gladney
Assistant Professor


Coordinator of Music Education

Room LVC 3028
(202) 806-7099
benita.gladney@howard.edu

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Benita Gladney joined the Howard University faculty in Fall 2014. She earned her D.M.A. degree at the University of Georgia, and holds a Master of Music Education degree from Howard University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Dr. Gladney has over ten years of teaching experience in high school band programs and elementary general music, primarily in Atlanta and Chicago Public Schools.  As a band director, her performing groups consistently received superior ratings in music festivals.  Along with her teaching duties, she has served as an adjudicator for both concert and jazz band festivals. 

In 2010, Dr. Gladney established a band program at Moi Girls’ High School in Eldoret, Kenya.  ‘Kenya Play It’ has provided over 30 wind band instruments to the school.  Since band instruments are uncommon in Kenya, she travels every summer to the school to teach instrumental music lessons.  Thanks to her efforts, this project has provided these Kenyan students with an opportunity to learn to play a band instrument in a school setting. 

At Howard, Dr. Gladney teaches music education courses, supervises practicum and student teachers, and advises music education students.  Her primary research interests include music improvisation, urban music education and music teacher preparation.

Dr. Gladney is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and is currently serving as 2015-2016 president of the Washington DC Music Educators Association, a federated state association of NAfME. She is also a member of College Music Society, Jazz Education Network, and College Band Directors National Association.

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PAST EVENTS:

Taylor Young, Jazz Voice – Master of Music Qualifying Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, March 30, 12pm FREE

Howard University Jazz Ensemble - Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fri, Mar 30, 6-9pm $

Logan Johnson – Senior Composition Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, Mar 30, 7pm FREE

HUJE Easter Vigil - Peoples Congregational UCC, Sat, March 31, 4pm FREE

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 5, 12:40pm FREE

Afro Blue in Concert - Kennedy Center Jazz Club, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Fri, April 6, 7 & 9 pm BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Panel Discussion: "INDEPENDENT: A Start to Finish Guide for Your Recording Project" - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 10, 10:10am FREE

Vocal Master Class with Soprano Lisa Gwyn Daltirus - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, April 11, 12pm FREE

NEA 2018 Jazz Masterclass with DIANNE REEVES - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 17, 12:40pm FREE

HUJE featuring Special Guest Artist GARY BARTZ - Ira Aldridge Theater, Thu, April 19, 12:40pm FREE

String Students in Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 24, 12:40pm FREE

Jazz Choir Concert featuring AFRO BLUE, SASSY and HU JAZZ SINGERS - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, April 25, 7:30pm FREE

Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, April 29, 4pm FREE

AFRO BLUE Mother's Day Concert - Prince George's Publick Playhouse, Sun, May 13, 4pm $

Afro Blue Mother's Day 2018

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