Howard University 

Howard University

About Us

Howard University (HU or simply Howard) is a private, federally chartered historically black university (HBCU) in Washington, D.C. It is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with higher research activity and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

From its outset Howard has been nonsectarian and open to people of all sexes and races. Howard offers more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Howard is classified as a Tier 1 national university (No. 89) and ranks second among HBCUs by U.S. News & World Report Howard is the only HBCU ranked in the top 40 on the Bloomberg Businessweek college rankings.


Please be sure to review the audition requirements below before submitting your audition video. You will be adjudicated on the recorded video required for you to submit. Please note further steps after your submission may be required such as: sight reading, applying to the college or chair/position placement.


Prospective music and dance/auxiliary students submitting audition recordings may have to demonstrate basic aptitude in a performance medium through a placement audition and Sight Reading upon receiving assessment and response from university staff members. Transfer students should call the department for additional audition requirements. PLEASE SEE AUDITION APPLICATION FOR MORE INFORMATION. 


Audition Requirements