One of the new music offerings at UH-MC is "History of Hawaiian Music", taught by Dr. Keola Donaghy. He taught a similar class at UH-Hilo for eight years, and is now offering the class online through the UH system's Laulima courseware system. While the class does have two prerequisite courses listed , Keola will happily waive them for you. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.
Jaime Vendera is a vocal coach, world-renowned for his wineglass-shattering voice as seen on shows like MythBusters, Dr. Oz, and Super Human Showdown. Many of his books, including Raise Your Voice 1 & 2, The Ultimate Breathing Workout, and the Sing Out Loud series have been read by countless singers, beginner and pro alike. Jaime offers some tips on Voice Council Magazine’s website that could make the difference between singing night after night or cancelling a gig.
Jason Blume is in this eighteenth year of teaching BMI's Nashville Songwriters' Workshop and has written hit songs fro many artists in a staggering variety of genres. Jason has also been a regular instructor and mentor at the Kaua'i Music Festival. He offers his list of the Top Five Pitfalls that he sees in many songs that he has seen and heard.
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center has offered discouted prices to UH-Maui students for the Fall 2013 semester. The price for tickets is $15 ($12 special ticket price plus $3 facility fee= $15 total) . The UH-MC special offer is for students only – not faculty – and only for these select shows listed below. Students MUST show their current, validated UH-MC ID at the Box Office. KU MAI KA HULA 8th Annual International Hula Competition Saturday, September 14 Castle Theater, 1:00-7:00ish pm Maui’s answer to the audience for an annual hula competition: prestigious judges and award-winning halau on this island! Our 8th annual Ku Mai Ka Hula event features hālau winners from Japan, Hawaii and the West Coast, performing in both solo and group performances, women and men. The dancers compete in kahiko (traditional hula) and ‘auana (modern-day hula stylings) in both male and female categories, judged by renowned kumu hula: a day of inspiring and memorable hula, as you might expect to see in more well-known competitions — but without the interisland travel! This is a full afternoon of competition-style hula performances for just $25. ½ price keiki 12 & under SHUBHENDRA RAO, sitar and SASKIA RAO-DE HAAS, cello Thursday, September 19 McCoy Studio Theater 7:30 pm A protégé of world-renowned maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shubendra Rao is described as a “brilliant light for the tradition of the sitar.” In this program, “East Marries West”, the celebrated husband-wife duo of sitar maestro Shubhendra Rao and cello virtuoso Saskia Rao-de Haas create music that combines the rich texture of classical Indian music with Western Classical Music, folk traditions from different parts of the world, and exciting rhythms that leave audiences and critics are spellbound. (“Movingly
The folks at the website “Music • Technology • Policy” have posted an excellent and concise series of blog posts that discuss the creation of music, from composition, through copyrighting, publishing and recording, and explains how these various parties in these creative activities can make money from them. Part One and Part Two.
CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog is a great source for useful information on maximing your money, time and resources. This recent addition talks about how to get the most from your affordable vocal microphone. This post should not be construed as an endorsement of CD Baby or its services, simply a link to what we believe to be a valuable resource for musicians.