About anneku

Born in Brunei of Hakka mother and Shanghainese father, Anne Ku grew up on Taiwan and Okinawa before winning a full scholarship to Duke University where she earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude with second major in Mathematics. She also holds degrees in music, operational research, and decision sciences.
Chance favors the prepared mind but it's a chaotic world out there!

Student discounts to MACC shows and more

Once again, we are grateful for ticket discounts to selected shows at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) upon presentation of a UHMC student identification card. These tickets can be purchased any time and any day at the box office before the show begins. The box office is open daily.

Note: there are other events on Maui, such as Maui Chamber Orchestra, Maui Pops Concerts, MAPA, Maui Choral Arts, etc. Student discounts are given at their discretion. We do welcome the offer of discounts so that more of our students will be able to attend. Some lecturers require students to attend such live events and write reviews. Others give extra credit. Students are usually on a limited budget, and at UHMC, limited time as well, due to balancing work, family, and school.

Ticket pricing for all events: $16 which includes applicable fees with valid student ID. Please note that there are also free events such as the annual ukulele festival, starry night cinema, and the Shaefer Gallery, which stays open when there are evening concerts at the MACC.

The following list as at 9/4/2015 is also available as a 2-page PDF and linked from our Facebook Page. Please like our FB page and invite your friends to like it, so we can spread the word. All the latest updates, including announcements of new concerts we hear of, will be posted on our Facebook Page, all the more reason to LIKE us.


Kupa‘a 104 Room Schedule Fall 2015

Classes start Monday August 24, 2015 and already eager pianists are wondering when they can get access to practice on one of the two dozen pianos in Kupa‘a 104, the main music classroom.


Choosing a music course

UHMC has one of the most diverse music offerings of any college. With the exception of the Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) which requires auditioning, most courses are offered without pre-requisites. No auditions. No entrance exams.


Piano Class: MUS121C, MUS122C, MUS216

At UH Maui College, you can take up to three semesters of piano by starting with MUS121C and eventually ending with MUS216. It does not matter what level you are at, you will learn in a group situation as well as progress at your own individual pace.

Evening piano class meets once a week for 2.5 hours


MUS108 vs MUS180

No, it’s not a typing mistake. MUS108 is a new 3-credit course on music literacy — showing you how to read music from scratch. It’s like learning to read from the alphabet. You will learn how to read notes, tap rhythm, and basically “everything you’ve always wanted to know about music but were afraid to ask.”


Registering for classes: what do the abbreviations mean?

Build your own instrument as a project in MUS107

When you check the college website for the availability of classes, you will see many abbreviations and terms that may appear unfamiliar.

Consider the music classes available for Fall 2015, for instance. A class is a course taking place at a certain time. A course refers to the content which can be offered at different times.


Classical guitar concert July 10, 2015

We are excited to have Ian O’Sullivan return to ‘Ike Le‘a to give another free public concert this July, this time with two guitarists who have not come to the college before. For more information, visit the events page.

Friday July 10, 2015 from 3 to 4 PM

‘Ike Le’a Lecture Theatre

Free Public Concert

Reception to follow


This concert at Maui College is part of a week-long master class of Ben Verdery, his 16th consecutive summer on Maui to share his knowledge and passion for the classical guitar.


Art exhibit in Kupa’a 104

Evening Earth Day Jam with art exhibit in Kupa’a 104

On Friday April 17th, 2015,  Kupa’a 104 was transformed into an art gallery with the addition of new acrylic paintings from the Maui Open Studio 2015 event. As UHMC’s main music classroom, Kupa’a 104  serves the dual purpose of piano lab and class instruction. It’s a space where pianists spend most of their time practising and for that reason, anything to inspire them to play and stay is worthwhile.


Everything you’ve always wanted to know about music but were afraid to ask

MUS108 Fundamentals of Western Music is a 3-credit course for anyone who wants to learn about music from the ground up. There’s no pre-requisite.


Maui College Music Week 2015 Schedule

Saturday April 18 to April 25, 2015
Once again, we invite you to UH Maui College to celebrate a week of music around Earth Day. All events and classes are free and open to the public. Please revisit for updated links. […]