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Welina! Welcome!

The Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) mentors and trains aspiring musicians in performing, singing, composition, repertoire development, recording techniques, and marketing of Hawaiian music. Students will be taken from the beginning of their musical training to their career debut.

Please check our weblog to learn about what we’re up and where we’ll be performing!

IHM offers classes and mentoring in guitar, ‘ukulele, voice, keyboard, composition, music theory, repertoire development, dance, music industry business, marketing, and recording. Students are given training on their instruments, voice, and harmony. They will be directed in repertoire growth, stage presence, and recording techniques. Students will also complete courses in Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian language to understand the cultural roots of their art. This is considered essential to an appreciation for Hawaiian language songs. By completion, student will produce a CD album ready for commercial release. Students of this program will be future performing artists of Hawai’i, trained in performing a wide range of music, playing Hawaiian instruments, knowing the history of the art, and able to communicate this knowledge to an audience.

Please visit our blog for all of the latest news, including auditions, performances and other IHM activities. Our calendar, found in the right hand column, contains all of our upcoming performances and events.

If you or someone you know may be interested in joining IHM, please check out this page for more information on the application and audition process.

Some of the students in the Institute of Hawaiian Music's second cycle of classes, who will complete the program in Spring 2015.

Some of the students in the Institute of Hawaiian Music’s second cycle of classes, who will complete the program in Spring 2015.

 

The staff and students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music's first cohort. Spring 2013. Photo courtesy John Henry.

The staff and students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music’s first cohort. Spring 2013. Photo courtesy John Henry.