IHM’s “Aloha ‘Ia Nō ‘O Maui” CD Nominated For Two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

“Aloha ‘Ia Nō ‘O Maui”, the second CD produced by UH Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music, has received two nominations for the 2016 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards – in the “Compilation Album of the Year” and “Hawaiian Language Performance” categories. The finalists for Hawai‘i’s most prestigious music awards were announced today, and the final

By | 2017-03-20T19:46:53+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Miscellaneous|1 Comment

Aloha Maui Music Festival, April 18, 2015, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

The Institute of Hawaiian Music presents a celebration of the music of Maui for the entire ‘ohana. The theme of this year’s inaugural ALOHA MAUI MUSIC FESTIVAL is “Aloha ‘Ia Nō ‘O Maui” (Maui is truly beloved). Entertainers include Mailani, Kenneth Makuakāne, George Kahumoku, Nā Wai ‘Ehā, hālau Pā‘ū O Hi‘iaka (under the direction of Kumu Hula Hōkulani

By | 2016-10-25T22:05:35+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

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

By | 2016-10-25T22:05:36+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Miscellaneous|1 Comment

Mahalo Mark Yamanaka and Bert Nāihe!

Hilo native and four time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Mark Yamanaka joined IHM students this afternoon for a nice long talk-story and jam session. He shared his experiences from growing up doing backyard jams, to his times performing with kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho, playing the Hilo "wedding/graduation/birthday lū‘ai" circuit, recording his first CD

By | 2016-10-25T22:05:40+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Mentors, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

The Secrets of Vocal Health on the Road

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

By | 2016-10-25T22:05:42+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

The Top 5 Lyric Pitfalls

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

By | 2016-10-25T22:05:42+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

A Guide to Music Performance Royalties

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.

By | 2016-10-25T22:05:42+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Miscellaneous|0 Comments