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!

The pianos on campus

Recently, my article about the different pianos in different locations on campus appeared in our online student newspaper Ho‘oulu. “All the Right Notes – In All the Right Places” sounds like a song by One Republic. I wrote the article this past April for my journalism newswriting course to inform readers about the six locations that have pianos for students to use.

Piano Recital: Dec 16, 2015

Save the date! For the first time ever, we are giving our end-of-semester recital at the Maui Music Conservatory at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Mall, 2nd floor. It's free.

Spring 2015 Brochure is out

Soon you will see the following flyer around campus! Download your 2-page PDF now by clicking on the image below. You can register for Spring 2015 courses beginning November 2nd, 2015.

LIKE us on Facebook

If you have a Facebook account, you won’t want to miss our postings of free concerts, last-minute discounted tickets, free webinars, tips about songwriting, and photos and videos of live performances such as those from the Open Mic.

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.

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.