IHM To Audition Prospective Students To Start In Fall 2015

Are you interested in learning the art and craft of Hawaiian Music from industry professionals? Need to develop your instrumental, vocal, and technical skills, and learn from award winning recording artists and composers? You can do all of this and much more as a student in the Institute of Hawaiian Music, which is accepting new students starting in Fall 2015.

An informational session will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 4PM to 6PM for prospective students, parents and other interested parties at Ka‘a‘ike Building, Room 105 CD.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2013 from 9AM to 5PM at […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! Peformances! Recording! Auditions! Oh, My!

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!
The students and staff of the Institute of Hawaiian Music wish to extend our best wishes to all for a happy and prosperous 2015! We have many performances planned for this semester, a big concert event in April, will be producing a new compilation CD, and many students will be graduating in May!

We also wanted to let you know that IHM will be holding informational sessions and auditions for new students wishing to start classes in fall 2015. If you are interested in auditioning for the program, or know […]

By |January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Announcements||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||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||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||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||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||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!

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

What Do Mark Yamanaka, Raiatea Helm, and Bryan Tolentino Have In Common?

777-MarkYamanaka-Calndr-81958830All three will be sharing their talents and mana‘o (thoughts) with our Institute of Hawaiian Music students this week! Mark Yamanaka will be visiting up on Friday, January 31. Mark’s  talent has been nurtured from a young age by renowned musician, composer and kumu hula, Johnny Lum Ho, whose traditions produced some of Hawai‘i’s most cherished Hawaiian falsetto singers like Darren Benitez and Nā Palapalai’s Kuana Torres Kahele. His 2011 debut “Lei Puakenikeni” won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

HWST/MUS176 History of Hawaiian Music

AlohaOe1913One 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 donaghy@hawaii.edu with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Classes||0 Comments