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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

Harold F. Summey, Jr.
Lecturer


Drum Set

Childers Hall, Room 3004
(202) 806-7082
hsumm1@verizon.net

 

Harold F. Summey, Jr., a Newport News, Virginia native, has performed with many great artists and ensembles since completing academic studies at Hampton University, Eastman School of Music, and Howard University. The list includes James Ingram, Patti Austin, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Aaron Neville, Ray Charles, Arlo Guthrie, Whitney Houston, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Bartz, Geri Allen, David "Fathead" Newman, Bobby Watson, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony, the Virginia Symphony, and the Richmond Symphony. He is presently a member of The United States Army Band ("Pershing's Own") in Washington, D.C., where he performs with the concert band primarily but also performs with the Army Blues jazz ensemble, the Army Ceremonial Band, the Army Orchestra, and various small groups. In 1992 he won first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

Mr. Summey was also a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. where he was a percussionist in the Concert Band from 1989 to 1993. He has also been timpanist and percussionist with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and been involved as percussionist on other premiers and performances of works in the Washington metropolitan area. These include the premier performance of Arnold Saltzman's Israel Symphony and two performances of David Fanshawe's work African Sanctus. African Sanctus combines elements of European sacred music and indigenous African musical traditions with a cross mixture of voices and western European style percussion.

Beyond performing, Mr. Summey is also an educator. He is presently on the jazz faculty of George Mason University and Howard University as adjunct drum set instructor. He was on the faculty of the Mile High Jazz Camp at the University of Colorado in Boulder from 1999 to 2003 and was the percussion instructor at Howard University from 1997 to 2000. Additionally, he has done clinics and master classes on jazz and percussion at Howard University, Suitland High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Suitland, Md., McDonogh School, and various other schools in and around Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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SELECT UPCOMING EVENTS:

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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SELECT PAST EVENTS:

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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