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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.




On-Campus Auditions for
Fall 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Appointment requuired.

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!



Special Guest Joseph Grimmer, NSO Bassoonist
featuring Joseph Grimmer, Bassoon and Sophia Kim Cook, piano accompaniment - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Jan 17, 12:40pm FREE

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Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert
Telemann Viola Concerto, Lyric for Strings by George Walker, Mozart Symphony #40 in d minor - Childers Recital Hall, Sun, Dec 2, 4:00pm FREE

HU Orchestra Fall 2018 Concert Poster