Busy Week For IHM Students

It was an incredibly busy and productive week for IHM students.

On Wednesday, students Leihuanani Keali‘inohomoku, Destiny Mahaulu, and Kalani Librando-Souza performed for a private function at the Kea Lani Resort in Wailea. That evening, ten of us attended George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show in Nāpili with the evening’s guest performer Nathan Aweau. On Thursday during our Applied Music Class, students were joined by IHM graduate and George Kahumoku Outstanding Student Award Winner Brad Bordessa. That evening, students  performed and learned how to run live sound at the UH-MC open mic night. Finally, Brad returned on Friday morning […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Busy First Week of November for IHM Students

Our IHM students have three gigs this week, all are open-to-thepublic events:

  • Wed, Nov 5, 2014. Students will be playing before a community meeting sponsored by Hui O Nā Wai ‘Ehā, a group that has been fighting to return the flow to the four famous waters (Waihe‘e, Wai‘ehu, Wailuku and Waikapū). We will perform from 5:30 until 6PM, before the community meeting starts at the Wailuku Community Center.
  • Fri, Nov 7, 2014. Students will perform at the Made In Maui Festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center from 5:20-6PM.
  • Sat, Nov 8, 2014.Students will perform at the monthly Moonlight Mele […]
By |November 1st, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Performances|Tags: |0 Comments

Keola Beamer Visits IHM

We’re grateful to the legendary Keola Beamer for sharing his wisdom with our students today. Mahalo nui e Keola!


By |October 30th, 2014|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

UHMC Music Club To Host Next Monthly Open Mic On Thursday, October 23 For The Community Of Maui

Love to sing, play an instrument, slam poetry, do magic tricks, stand-up comedy, karaoke, act, dance – hula? Come perform (or just watch) at The Music Club of University of Hawaii – Maui College Open Mic on Thursday October 23, 6 – 9 pm at the Student Lounge. UHMC students, staff and faculty invited along with the whole community of Maui. All talents, All ages. Free admission and free food. This is a family event with food and all kinds of talent found in Maui.

“So many open mics are just for music, held late at night and is not […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Performances|Tags: |0 Comments

IHM at Kaho‘olawe Exhibit at Bailey House Museum

On Friday, October 10th from 6 – 9 PM, students of the Institute of Hawaiian music will be performing at an opening reception for the new exhibition “He Moku Poina ‘Ole, An Island Not Forgotten” at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. The exhibition will be on view through November 3, 2014. Featuring pieces from the Bishop Museum’s Kaho’olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island (1996, Honolulu, HI) and Smithsonian Institution’s Ke Aloha Kupaa I Ka Aina — Steadfast Love for the Land (2002, Washington, D.C.) collections, our exhibition was curated under the guidance of Hokulani Holt, will be installed […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Performances|Tags: |0 Comments

IHM Students and George Kahumoku at Moonlight Mele This Saturday

Our Institute of Hawaiian Music students will be joining George Kahumoku Jr again at this Saturday’s Moonlight Mele concert at the Maui Historical Society/Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. The event opens at 6PM, music begins at 7. General admission is $20, kama‘āina admission is $10, children are free. We hope to see you there!


By |September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Performances|Tags: |0 Comments

Barry Flanagan of Hapa Mentors IHM Students

Our students enjoyed a great licks and music business mentoring session with the inimitable Barry Flanagan of Hapa today. It is the first of what will be many visits from Hawai‘i music industry professionals in the year to come. Mahalo nui e Barry!


By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: Mentors|Tags: |0 Comments

Summer Updates and Upcoming Performances

It’s been a busy summer for those of us in the Institute of Hawaiian Music. Many of our students spent the summer rehearsing with their groups and performing at venues around Hawai‘i. We’re grateful to the individuals, groups, organizations, and companies that have supported us and provided performance opportunities for our students.

We do have performances the next three Fridays in August – August 1, 8 and 15, 2014, at the lobby of the Kea Lani Resort in Wailea from 4:30-5:30PM. Admission is free, and all are welcomed to join us. We will also be joining Uncle George Kahumoku at the […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Performances|Tags: |0 Comments

Rev. Dennis Kamakahi: 1953-2014

The faculty, staff and students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music would like to extend our deepest condolences to the ‘ohana of Rev. Dennis Kamakahi, who passed away today. Dennis was one of the many early supporters of the IHM, met with and mentored the students in our first cohort. Dennis had wanted to also meet and work with our current students, but we were unable to arrange a date and time to do so before he was diagnosed and began treatment. We will be forever grateful for his dedication to Hawaiian music, and his enduring spirit.

By |April 28th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Mentors|Tags: |0 Comments

IHM Students Perform at Maui Steel Guitar Festival!

A number of students in our inaugual Elementary Hawaiian Steel Guitar class peformed at the Maui Steel Guitar Festival this past Saturday at the Ka‘ānapali Beach Hotel. Mahalo to their kumu Joel Katz for preparing and accompanying them during the performance. Many in attendance were suprised but delighted to learn that steel guitar is a regular course at Music at UH Maui College, and will be offered again next semester.

We will be offering a combined Elementary and Intermediate steel guitar class in the fall. Please stay tuned for details!


By |April 15th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Performances|Tags: |0 Comments