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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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. […]
Just as we train our tastebuds to appreciate fine wine, we could use some guidance to listen to music — more fully and deeply than superficially. Don’t you want to know why you like or dislike a song? Why do some pieces touch your heart? What should you be listening for? How can you get more out of attending a live performance?
These are questions that we address in WI-MUS106, MUS107, and piano classes, for all students are required to attend an approved concert and write a review. In effect, we are developing what’s called “music literacy.” The same way that we learned to read and write, we also need to develop our listening.
Some colleges call this course MUSIC APPRECIATION or THE ART OF LISTENING.
Learn how music has evolved from the Gregorian chants sung by monks to recorded music for demanding and fickle audiences today.
This three-credit course is the ONLY music course that is designated “Writing Intensive.” What this means is that writing assignments will make up at least 40% of the course grade. In total, there will be a minimum of 4,000 words or about 16 pages of writing. The WI assignments comprise the essays, concert review, project report, and answers in essay form to questions on the Mid-Term and Final Exam.
By the end of the course, you will have listened to a variety of genres of music from the Middle Ages to the present, and have learned how to appreciate and critique music. You’ll be able to speak knowledgeably and intelligently about music with the new vocabulary and insight gained. […]