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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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Michael Bunn


Childers Hall, Room SB-4
(202) 806-4965

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B.M., M.M., Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

Michael Murray Bunn has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra for more than thirty years. The KCOHO is also recognized as the official ensemble for the Washington National Opera, Placido Domingo, General Director. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Mr. Bunn was the first to receive both a BM and MM in tuba performance from the Peabody Conservatory, located in Baltimore, Maryland. He has studied with David Bragunier, Arnold Jacobs, Warren Deck and Edward Whitfield.

For years, Michael has been recognized as first-call for the Washington-Baltimore area freelance scene. Demonstrating versatility, he has been engaged by the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, been on stage with such orchestras as the Concertgebouw, Orchestra Nationale de France, Bolshoi Opera, Paris Opera, Kirov Opera, and has performed in chamber recital with world renowned flutist, Jean Pierre Rampal. Mr. Bunn has played under such luminaries as Seiji Ozawa, Sir Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Bernstein, Bernard Haitink, Andre Previn, Valery Gergiev and Michael Tilson Thomas.

In addition to working in the pit at KC, Mr. Bunn is also a member of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. He has taught at most of the major universities and colleges in the DC region. Currently, in addition to his responsibilities at Howard, he is on the faculties of Shenandoa and Towson Universities.



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News of Note

Formation of College of Fine Arts Postponed

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!



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!

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