Joel Katz is one of our talented and versatile lecturers in music at UH-MC. He teaches a variety of classes in instrumental performance and music technology next semester. New for Spring 2014: Hawaiian Steel Guitar! Here are the classes, including the day of week and time. Beginning Guitar MUS 121 D TR 9:00-10:15a Intermediate Guitar MUS 122D TR 10:30-11:45a Beginning ‘Ukulele MUS 121Z MW 9:00-10:15a Intro to music technology MUS 271 MW 10:30-11:45a Digital Recording Techniques MUS 272 F 9:00-11:45a Hawaiian Steel Guitar MUS 190v S 9:00-11:45a Please contact Joel directly if you are interested in any. All are two credit classes.
One of the new music offerings at UH-MC is “History of Hawaiian Music”, taught by Dr. Keola Donaghy. He taught a similar class at UH-Hilo for eight years, and is now offering the class online through the UH system's Laulima courseware system. While the class does have two prerequisite courses listed, Keola will happily waive them for you. Simply email donaghy(at)hawaii(dot)edu with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center has offered discouted prices to UH-Maui students for the Fall 2013 semester. The price for tickets is $15 ($12 special ticket price plus $3 facility fee= $15 total) . The UH-MC special offer is for students only – not faculty – and only for these select shows. Students MUST show their current, validated UH-MC ID at the Box Office.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: the entire event (pre-concert talk & concert) is FREE. As usual, do stay around to meet the musicians afterwards. Warm regards, Anne Ku