Institute of Hawaiian Music

Institute of Hawaiian Music

JOIN US! UH Maui College's Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning Institute of Hawaiian Music will begin a new cohort of students in Fall 2021. If you aspire to be a professional musician or simply wish to improve your vocall and instrumental skills, learn how to record your own music using the latest technologies, or expand your knowledge in Hawaiian language and the incredible archive of Hawaiian song, this is the program for you. Best of all, i you pursue our Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Music, you will be able to do so at no tuition cost! Click on the link below to contact program coordinator Dr. Keola Donaghy for more details or check out our classes and requirements.

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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.

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.

 

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.