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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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Uri Wassertzug


Childers Hall, Room 3034
(202) 806-7081

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Uri Wassertzug (viola, violin, chamber music) earned a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Maryland in College Park, and a Master of Music in Chamber Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He joined the Howard University faculty in Fall 2008. He previously taught at the collegiate level at George Washington University, California State University, Sacramento, and at all levels privately. He has also worked with youth orchestra violin and viola sections in Washington, DC and in California.

Mr. Wassertzug has appeared widely as a member of chamber music groups and as a guest artist, including performances in New Zealand and Alaska. He was a founding member of the Sun Quartet, which serves on the faculty of California State University, Sacramento. He appears on CDs with both the Sun Quartet and the Empyrean Ensemble, a new-music group.

Since 1998, Uri Wassertzug has been a member of the Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and he performs frequently as Guest Principal Violist with the National Philharmonic.

He was a member of the Sacramento Symphony for its final six years, and has performed with many other symphonic and opera orchestras in the United States. In the summers, he has also performed in groups such as the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho, the International Orchestra of Italy, and the Cabrillo Music Festival in Santa Cruz, CA.




















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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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