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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 Examinations

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 Postpones College of Fine Arts

8/6/2019. The University has revised the timeline for transforming the departments of Art, Theatre and Music, currently comprising The Division of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, into a new College of Fine Arts. Read more...

Event Highlights

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



Improve Faster with Apps
Professor Chris Royal discusses various apps available to speed up learning - Thu, Sep 5, 12:40-1:30 PM, Childers Recital Hall (Rm 3001) - FREE

Royal Presentation Flyer



Jazz Choir Auditions
Tuesday, August 20, 2:10-3:30 PM, Childers Recital Hall (Rm 3001) and Thursday, August 22, 2 PM-, Room 3009, Lulu Vere Childers Hall - OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED HU STUDENTS!

Jazz Choir Audition Flyer