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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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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