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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.



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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