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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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Howard University Special Talent Scholarships

Eligibility for Special Talent Scholarships for music majors:

• Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA), including the semester prior to funding. Graduate students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

• All students must submit the Department of Music Scholarship Application (web form) with appropriate signatures before February 1st each year.

• Full-time enrollment status is required.

• Participation in a departmental ensemble or accompanying service is required.

Howard University Trustee Scholarships

Eligibility for the Trustee Scholarships for undergrauate music majors:

• Student must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters fall and spring only. Any other combination of enrollment will mean ineligibility.

• All students must submit the Department of Music Scholarship Application (web form) with appropriate signatures before February 1st each year.

• Full time enrollment status is required.

• Participation in a departmental ensemble or accompanying is required.

Other Sources of Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to do their own research and follow-up on leads for financial aid. Possible sources of financial aid include: College Aid Sources for Higher Education (CASHE), Financial Aid Resource System, Federal and State Loans, Work Study Programs, Federal and State Grants, Work Scholarships, public libraries, Howard University Office of Financial Aid, and many other public and private sources that can be located through Internet and library searches.

While these guidelines address some of the major issues concerning financial aid availability and eligibility, they should not be considered all-inclusive. For additional information, please visit the Howard University Office of Student Financial Services, or contact Dr. Liana Valente, chair, Department of Music Financial Aid Committee.

Listed below are a few possible sources of financial aid you might pursue. Howard University has no affiliation with any of these organizations.

National Federation of Music Clubs

Howard University is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs. As such our students are able to apply for all scholarships without having to pay a membership fee; all HU students are members of NFMC. Each fall the Federation publishes a Competitions and Awards Chart which lists all of the scholarships and grants available to students and adults. Most deadlines occur in the spring of each year (February, March, April and May). Students and parents can explore the Federation website here:https://www.nfmc-music.org/ s

The current Competitions and Award Chart can be found here: https://www.nfmc-music.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CA-20-1.pdf

The 2019 – 2020 Chart will be uploaded to the NFMC website by mid-September.

United Negro College Fund

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Search (please note that their home page is currently not working, this is the scholarship search page)

The Scholly search websitehttps://myscholly.com/#scholly

Other possible sources of scholarship information (as reported in The Philadelphia Tribunehttps://www.phillytrib.com/the_learning_key/tips-on-how-to-land-a-scholarship-for-college/article_7ba0a41e-4a5e-5b9b-89a8-423e065f159e.html)





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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...

Event Highlights

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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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