On Friday April 17th, 2015, Kupa’a 104 was transformed into an art gallery. 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. It’s a great companion to an instrumental course such as piano because you will learn the why of music: notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, basic theory, and lead sheets.
It will be offered for the first time in Fall 2015 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in Kupa’a 104
UH Maui College music lecturer Joel Katz was honored with two nominations for this year’s Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. His CD “Adventures in Hawaiian Steel Guitar” made the final ballot in the “Jazz Album of the Year” category, and Joel also appears in the “Engineering” category for the same album. The second is notable as the category is adjudicated by the best engineers in the field, and not left to a vote of the general membership of the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts.
We’re proud of Joel’s professional accomplishments and happy that he is here to share his knowledge with our students, both from the performing aspects of making music, and the technical aspects of recording music. I mua, Joel, a loa‘a ka lei o ka lanakila!
Love to sing, play an instrument, slam poetry, do magic tricks, stand-up comedy, karaoke, act, dance – hula? Come perform (or just watch) at The Music Club of University of Hawaii – Maui College Thursday April 23, 5 – 8 pm, Student Lounge during the April Music Week Celebration being held on campus. UHMC students, staff and faculty invited along with the whole community of Maui. All talents, all ages. Free admission and free food. This is a family event and all kinds of talent found in Maui.
“So many open mics are just for music, held late at night and not family friendly.” says Karyn Sarring faculty advisor to the Music Club. “We wanted to showcase all the different talents in our community. We have been having open mics for 2 years and the event has grown. Many times surprise performers will come.”
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808 205-1241 for any information.
The Institute of Hawaiian Music presents a celebration of the music of Maui for the entire ‘ohana. The theme of this year’s inaugural ALOHA MAUI MUSIC FESTIVAL is “Aloha ‘Ia Nō ‘O Maui” (Maui is truly beloved). Entertainers include Mailani, Kenneth Makuakāne, George Kahumoku, Nā Wai ‘Ehā, hālau Pā‘ū O Hi‘iaka (under the direction of Kumu Hula Hōkulani Holt) and the students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music at UH Maui College. Hawaiian food, arts, crafts and other merchandise will be available for purchase, and there will be activities for the keiki. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships to students, and support the many educational activities of the Institute of Hawaiian Music.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets $10 in advance/ $15 at the door (keiki under 10 free) available at Bailey House Museum, Bounty Music, Mandala, Lahaina Music, Awakening in Paradise, and Native Intelligence! We are also still looking for vendors interested in selling their products or services, and are accepting donations for our silent auction! Call 808-984-3570 for more information.
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.
FREE CLASSES AND EVENTS IN UHMC Kupa’a 104, Ka’a’ike 111, Ka Lama 103, and the Learning Center
Art exhibit in Kupa’a 104 from Maui Open Studios Feb 22, 2015 art and music improvisation event.
Monday April 20th Kupa’a 104
- 9 a.m. Piano Workshop – Anne Ku
- 10:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Piano, Beginning Voice and Intermediate Voice classes – Guest artists: Jimi Canha and Gilbert Emata
- 6 p.m. Music in World Cultures
Tuesday April 21st Kupa’a 104
- 9 a.m. WI-MUS106 Lecture: Romantic opera and music drama
- 10:30 a.m. History of Rock-n-Roll – What’s With Music Today?
- Noon: Music in World Cultures
- 1:30 p.m. Music in World Cultures: Art songs of Latin America – guest Anne Shapiro
- 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Art and Business of Music: panel discussion on evolving business models in the music industry and short presentations of combined artistic visions and business plans under development by students in the class
Wednesday April 22nd EARTH DAY** Kupa’a 104
- 9 a.m. Earth Day Jam (piano, ukulele, other instruments)
- 10:30 a.m. Piano Recital
- Noon Beginning Voice Class
- 1:30 p.m. Intermediate Voice Class
- 3 p.m. Piano Masterclass at The Learning Center (TLC) (note location)
- 6 p.m.Earth Day Jam
Thursday April 23rd Kupa’a 104 (Film premiere in Ka Lama 103)
Mr. Rotman is a renowned international concert pianist who has performed over 2600 concerts in 60 countries. He presently performs approximately 110 concerts in 10 countries each year. In the 2014-2015 Season, Mr. Rotman will perform throughout the United States, including Hawaii, as well as France, Croatia, Serbia, Brazil and Chile.
Mr. Rotman will be performing from 9:15 am – 11: 15 am on Wednesday February 25th for piano classes at UHMC, Kūpa‘a Building in room 104. Come and enjoy!
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.
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. […]
This 2-credit course is intended for those with some music background and experience. It will focus on theory, circle of fifths, rhythm, and harmony — the building blocks for composition and arranging.
Like the new 3-credit MUS108 Fundamentals of Western Music, there’s no pre-requisite.
You will learn how to read notes, chord symbols, time signature, key signature, and understand what it means to communicate the language of music.
We use the two music theory textbooks of the Berklee College of Music, namely:
- Berklee Music Theory Book 1 (Book/CD) 2nd Edition by Paul Schmeling (Mar 1, 2011)
- Berklee Music Theory Book 2 (Book/CD) 2nd Edition by Paul Schmeling (May 1, 2011)
In addition to covering the contents of these two books, you will learn the Circle of Fifths, ear training, and identification of chords in songs.
Why take this course? […]