Monthly Archives: August 2013

5 Top Tips to Get the Most from Your Affordable Vocal Mic

MicrophoneCD 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.

By |August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Blog, Helpful Links||Comments Off

Fall Semester Start Next Week; Still Room In Some Classes

The fall 2013 semester starts at UH-Maui College next week, as it does all University of Hawai‘i classes. We still have room in some of our music classes-please check them out and contact the instructor if you have any questions! We’re looking forward to a fabulous semester, and hope you might join us.

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By |August 21st, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments

Free Concert, String Quartet from San Francisco This Sat. 10 Aug, 2013

Please join us this Saturday 10th Aug for an evening of 20th & 21st century classics for string quartet.

6:30 pm Pre-concert talk  - highly recommended

7:30 pm Concert A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Rd.,  Makawao

String Quartet: Leading musicians from San Francisco Symphony -  Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, violins,  David Kim, viola, and Sebastien Gingras cello . The program contains 20th century ‘classics’ by Stravinsky and Shostakovich,  a work by Ebb & Flow Art’s Honorary President, Dr. George Walker (www.georgetwalker.com) – the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music, and world premieres by a member of the group, Sarn Oliver, composer and violinist (www.sarnoliver.com)  Some interesting notes:

  • Stravinsky (www.igorstravinsky.com) wrote his ground-breaking “Three Pieces” for string quartet in 1914.
  • Shostakovich(http://shostakovich.hilwin.nl)) wrote his “String Quartet #8” in 1960. This work is often called autobiographical because Shostakovich used a theme based on the first letters of his name.  He also dedicated the work: ‘In Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism and War’.
  • Violinist Sarn Oliver offers two premieres of his music: “Transparency and Transcendance”, and “Undertow” (for electric string quartet).
  • The second movement of George Walker’s “String Quartet #1” (1946) is his best known piece, sometimes called “Lyric” for strings.

The concert is presented and sponsored by Ebb & Flow Arts: www.ebbandflowarts.org and ebbandflowarts2013@gmail.com. Note: the entire event (pre-concert talk & concert) is FREE. As usual, do stay around to meet the musicians afterwards.

Warm regards, Anne Ku

By |August 8th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Performances||Comments Off

Sign Up For Music Classes For Fall Semester, Soon!

We are looking for students interested in our music course offerings this semester. We offer a variety of instrumental and vocal performance classes, world and popular music, music theory, music recording and technology classes. Course descriptions are available here, and a full list of classes that are being offered in the fall is shown here.

If you are interested or have questions please contact donaghy@hawaii.edu. Classes with low enrollments could be cut before the busy registration week that starts Aug 19. Don’t risk on losing out by waiting!

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By |August 7th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments

IHM Still Accepting Students For Fall 2013 Semester

The staff and students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music's first cohort. Spring 2013. Photo courtesy John Henry.

The staff and students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music’s first cohort. Spring 2013. Photo courtesy John Henry.

Interested in learning the craft of Hawaiian Music from industry professionals? The Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) at UH-Maui College is accepting new students for the Fall 2013 semester. Prospective students will be expected to perform a Hawaiian song or a short medley of songs for six minutes, introduce themselves and their song(s), sing and play their instruments, and carry themselves in a professional manner. Program staff and instructors will conduct interviews and private auditions for interested individuals until August 16, 2013. IHM has already accepted 15 students, and can accommodate another 8-10 students. Scholarship support is available.

The Institute of Hawaiian Music’s (IHM) is a one-of-a-kind musical mentorship program dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian music. Formal university classes are supplemented with direct mentorship sessions led by professional Hawaiian musicians. Students selected for the IHM program will receive exclusive opportunities to receive personal training, guidance, and knowledge through these mentor-mentee relationships with performers, composers and other industry professionals. Some of these mentors and instructors will be the judges for the auditions.

“Starting a career in Hawaiian music can be a challenge,” said IHM Program Coordinator Dr. Keola Donaghy. “Aspiring musicians are often left to their own devices to locate willing mentors and performance partners, receive personal training, find gigs, gain performance experience, produce a recording, and learn the steps necessary to break into the industry. Many don’t reach their true potential because they don’t receive career […]

By |August 1st, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments