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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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PART-TIME FACULTY

William W. Richards
Lecturer


Percussion

Childers Hall, Room B-004
(202) 806-7532
billrichards.perc@gmail.com

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Bachelor of Music Education - Temple University
Master of Music - Catholic University of America

Teaches private percussion lessons, Percussion Method Course to Music Ed. majors, Directs Howard University Percussion Ensemble

Formerly part-time lecturer at Shenandoah Conservatory, 1995-2000. Full time substitute at University of Maryland, College Park, 2000-2001

Principal Percussion and solo percussionist with The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own), Washington, DC

Currently first call percussion substitute with Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Performs with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Theatre Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Verge Ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum

Recordings:Numerous with The United States Army Band. Bounce by Steven Sondheim with Kennedy Center Show Orchestra. Africans in America CD and DVD produced through WGBH, Boston. Re-recording of Virgil Thompson's documentaries with The Post Classical Ensemble - The River and The Plow that broke the Plains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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...

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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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