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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.




On-Campus Auditions for Fall 2019 Admission
were held on January 26 and March 2, 2019. Interested students who did not audition on those dates may request a special appointment by contacting the appropriate Performance Area Coordinator ASAP.

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!



Jazz Ensemble ("HUJE") at Westminster
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, WDC - Fri, April 19, 6-9pm $5 Admission

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month!
Join us in April as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2019. Many events are free and open to the public!

Howard U Jazz Week 2019 Sidebar Calendar
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Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Introduces HU Jazz Oral History Project
Dr. Dawkins will introduce the website that includes interviews with some of the major architects of modern jazz (Gillespie, Blakey, Roach). This work may be found in the Moorland-Spingarn Library Collection at http://library.howard.edu/jazz/.

Photo of Arthur C. Dawkins, Ph.D.Dr. Dawkins will also discuss the evolution of Jazz Education at Howard University.

Childers Recital Hall, Thu, Mar 7, 12:40pm FREE

HUJE Spring Concert feat. Special Guest Derrick Gardner
Ira Aldridge Theater, Tue, April 9, 12:40pm FREE

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Professor Chris Royal, D.M.A., Discusses the Legacy of Louis Armstrong
Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 11, 11am - FREE

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Jazz in Class: HU Jazz Improvisation Showcase
Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 11, 12:40pm - FREE

Vocal Jazz Ensembles at Westminster
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fri, April 12, 6-9pm $

Flyer for Afro Blue, SAASy and HU Jazz Singers at Westminster Chiurch 4/12/19
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Symphony Orchestra & Concert Band Joint Spring Concert
Orchestral works by Handel and Beethoven. Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, Apr 14, 4pm - FREE

Symphony Orchestra Concert Poster for 4/14/19
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2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim Presents Masterclass
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 16, 12:40-1:30pm - FREE

Colorful Flyer for Abdullah Imbrahim Masterclass on Tue 4/16
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