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.
We are recruiting new students who will begin studies in Fall 2016! Please check out our Join IHM page for more information on the information session and auditions that are scheduled in February and March!
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.