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.
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!
All 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, Song of the Year, and Most Promising New Artist. He recently […]
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 email@example.com with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.
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 […]