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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.

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Piano Class: MUS121C, MUS122C, MUS216

Evening piano class meets once a week for 2.5 hours

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. […]

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UHMC Music Lecturer Receives Two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Nominations!

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!

Next Open Mic On April 23 At UHMC Student Lounge

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.

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Aloha Maui Music Festival, April 18, 2015, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

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.