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Howard University Department of Music Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Music Presents: 
The 2012 Theory and Composition Symposium 

March 26-30, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 9, 2012) – The Howard University Department of Music will present the 2012 Theory and Composition Symposium from March 26-30, featuring  several scholarly lectures and recitals. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 26
The symposium program opens with a morning lecture presented by Anthony W. Randolph, DMA, titled Integral Serialism and Boulez’s Structures 1a for Two Pianos. The event will take place in the  Browsing Room of Founders Library at 10 a.m.  On Monday evening, the symposium will feature An Evening with Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry, Organ, performing works by composers of the African diaspora. The recital will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek  Parish, 201 Allison St. NW, Washington, DC, 20011

Tuesday, March 27
The Saint Georges String Quartet will be featured in a recital performing works by Chineryem Ohia, Anthony W. Randolph and Frederick Tillis at Christ Lutheran Church, 5101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28
Paul Schultz, DMA, will lecture on The Nature of Musical Tone: Acoustics, Cognition, and Perception. This lecture will take place in the Browsing Room of Founders Library at 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 29
Pianist Florence Ahn will be featured in a recital performing works by Anthony W. Randolph. This lecture recital will take place at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 30 
Kit Young, MM, (presenter) and Chinyerem Ohia, Ph.D. (respondent) will present a panel discussion on Compositional Parameters of Select Music of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma and Its Connection to Select Music of West Africa, in the Browsing Room of Founders Library. The lecture will begin at 10 a.m.  Anthony W. Randolph, moderator.

For more information about the 2012 Theory and Composition Symposium, please contact Dr. Anthony W. Randolph at or call (202) 806-7086 or 7082.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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