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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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Jihoon Chang


Childers Hall, Room SB-2
(202) 806-4022

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Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Master of Music, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Music, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A.A. Harding Award, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Theodore Presser Award, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Jihoon Chang is a member of the United States Marine Band, Washington, DC from 1990 – present.

Demonstrated wide-ranging versatility on all clarinets while performing extensively throughout the United States and Europe, at the White House, for State Department and Commandant of the Marine Corps as a member of "The President's Own," United States Marine Band. Soloist with Illinois Clarinet Choir, Gibbs Orchestra, Trinity Chamber Orchestra, and on the Marine Band's 7-week tour. Performed in faculty recitals at Sandy Spring Museum with distinguished musicians from Gaithersburg and Baltimore region. Founding member of Voci di Vento, a woodwind quintet active throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Staff member at the Academy of Music in Gaithersburg, teaching up to 13 clarinet and saxophone students, and Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, ME, nurturing young aspiring musicians as an instructor and counselor. Given numerous master classes in solo, duet, trio, and quartet settings. Choir Director at First Christian Presbyterian Church.



Welcome Class of 2022!

University Academic Calendar 2018-2019 (rev. 04/06/2018)

Ensemble Auditions — including the Howard University Choir, Chapel Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Choirs and Jazz Ensemble — are underway. Open to all Howard University students! See posted information or contact the ensemble director for more information.

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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