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Music Programs at HBCUs

Hey guys, so I'm pretty passionate about music and thinking about studying it in college. I've heard that HBCUs might have some pretty cool music programs, and I'd love to learn more about them. Could anyone fill me in on which HBCUs are known for their music programs and what might set them apart from music programs at other institutions?

7 months ago

Absolutely, it's wonderful to hear about your interest in music programs, especially at HBCUs, which indeed have a rich musical heritage. Notably, Howard University is renowned for its music program, particularly in jazz studies, providing a rich blend of historical and contemporary perspectives on the genre. Its alumni include notable figures like Roberta Flack and Jessye Norman.

Similarly, Florida A&M University's music program is well-regarded, especially for those with an interest in marching bands, as their 'Marching 100' has received national acclaim. Additionally, Morehouse College, while not exclusively a music school, has a strong music department that emphasizes the African American musical tradition.

What sets many HBCU music programs apart is their cultural significance and their focus on a broad spectrum of musical genres with historical relevance to African American culture. Exploring their curriculum and speaking with admissions or department representatives could give you a deeper insight into what each program offers that aligns with your passion and goals.

7 months ago

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