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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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Saïs Kamalidiin
Associate Professor

Flute, Jazz History,
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Childers Hall, Room 3021
(202) 806-7093

Dr. Saïs Kamalidiin is a 1989 graduate of Howard University with a master's degree in music performance [flute]. He received his Ph.D. in music research [ethnomusicology] from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a graduate in music education from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He has taught at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the University of Maryland/University College and Gallaudet University. Internationally, he has lectured at the Evelyn Hone College of Music in Lusaka, Zambia. In 1995, Dr. Kamalidiin received the J. William Fulbright Scholarship for one year of fully funded scholarly research in Southern Africa. While in Zimbabwe, Dr. Kamalidiin was the principal flutist with the Harare Symphony Orchestra for the 1995-1996 season and he served on the faculty of the Zimbabwe College of Music. Dr. Kamalidiin has studied flute with Dr. Arthur Dawkins, Mr. Campbell Tolbert and Mr. Byron Hester. In addition to his duties as the Coordinator of Flute Studies at Howard University, Dr. Kamalidiin is also a lecturer in Graduate Studies. In addition to Howard, he is also on the faculties of the Suitland Center for the Arts in Forestville, Maryland and the University of Maryland, College Park.




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University Academic Calendar 2018-2019 (rev. 04/06/2018)

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Event Highlights

Many of our events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Fall semeseter performances begin in September. Please join us!



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