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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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Eric O. Poole
Assistant Professor

Choir, Chorale
Director – Office of Choirs and Bands

Childers Hall, Room B-3
(202) 250-5266

Office of Choirs and Bands
Childers Hall, Room B-1
(202) 806-7088

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Eric Poole joined the Howard University faculty in Fall 2015. Prior to joining Howard, Dr. Poole was Assistant Professor of Music, Department Chair of Visual & Performing Arts, and the Director of Choral Activities at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Eric earned his undergraduate degree in music from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a Master of Music degree from Howard University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Poole's nearly 20 years of experience as a conductor have provided him opportunities to work with singers of all ages. Previous appointments include Music Director and Conductor of the Shiloh Baptist Church Children's Choir and the Triad Tapestry Children's Chorus (Greensboro), high school choirs at T. Wingate Andrews (High Point, NC), and Eastern Guilford in (Gibsonville, NC), Music Director at St. Stephen United Church of Christ (Greensboro, NC), Saint Andrews United Methodist Church (Winston-Salem, NC), and conductor of the North Carolina A&T State University Choir and the UNCG Men's Glee Club.

Dr. Poole has prepared choruses for the Community Theatre of Greensboro's inaugural production of Beauty and the Beast, UNCG's Opera Theatre production of Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, and the UNCG Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performance of Franz Liszt's Faust Symphony. He has also served as a clinician for the Bennett College Choir and high schools around North Carolina.



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News of Note

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