Music Studies @ UH Maui College

WI-MUS106 Intro to Music Literature (Western Music)

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 are expected to attend an approved concert and write a short essay about it. […]

MUS180 Basic Theory and Aural Skills

If there is one course at the college that teaches you how to read music from the ground up, this is the one.

You will learn how to read notes, chord symbols, time signature, key signature, and understand what it means to communicate the language of music.

There are no prerequisites for this 2-credit course, which uses the two music theory textbooks of the Berklee College of Music, namely:

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? […]

MUS203 Instrumental Ensemble

MUS203 is a new course for anyone who can read music and play an instrument. The 1-credit course is repeatable every semester for credit.

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MUS107 Music in World Cultures a.k.a. Music journey around the world

In MUS107 Music in World Cultures, we go on a trip around the world through music. To prepare for it, we first learn the vocabulary of music, such as pitch, rhythm, texture, timbre (tone color) and musical instruments. We learn to appreciate different cultures through the lens of an ethnomusicologist — someone who studies music as part of people’s way of life. Understanding new listening experiences from the points of view of an ethnomusicologist, a music theorist, and musicologist can challenge and enrich the perspectives you’re used to. […]

Next UH-MC Open Mic On Thursday, November 20, 2014

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 Open Mic on Thursday Nov 20, 6 – 9 pm at the Student Lounge. 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 with food and all kinds of talent found in Maui. The UH-MC chorus and Nā Leo Literary Arts Club will also perform.  […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Spring 2015 Music Classes!

UH-MC is now registering students for the Spring 2015. Early registration runs through December 12, 2014. Please see the graphic below for a list of music classes that are available. You can also visit the UH-MC course website. Classes are filling fast, so please don’t delay? If you have any questions regarding classes please contact Music Studies faculty coordinator Dr. Keola Donaghy for more information. See the attached graphic for more information.  […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Categories: Announcements, Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Piano Master Class at Veterans Resource Center Open House

Are you curious what it’s like to play the piano?

To play the piano with other pianists?

To learn how to play a new tune?

To get coaching on a piece you’ve been working on?

To see what a piano class is all about?  […]

UHMC Music Club To Host Next Monthly Open Mic On Thursday, October 23 For The Community Of Maui

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 Open Mic on Thursday October 23, 6 – 9 pm at the Student Lounge. 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 with food and all kinds of talent found in Maui.

“So many open mics are just for music, held late at night and is not for family.” says Karyn Sarring faculty advisor to the Music Club. “We wanted to showcase all the different talents in our community.”

Next open mic will be November 20th which will include a performance by the UH-MC Chorus.  […]

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Student discounts for concerts and events

Support the arts and get inspired.

Your UHMC student ID card qualifies you for a discounted ticket to any number of concerts and events. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) across from our main campus offers anyone who presents UHMC student card at the MACC box office the special price of $12 + booking fee $3 = $15 for a ticket for specific shows.  There are also free events such as the annual Ukelele Festival and Hawaii Youth Symphony tour.

Note: We have a special arrangement with Maui Pops Orchestra. They tend to sell out quite early. They offer HALF-PRICE off their $30-$50 seats. You will need to email me no later than two weeks before the show date (in fact, even earlier, if you can) with your name and student ID number so that these will appear on their list at the box office.

The following list will be updated as and when necessary. Unless indicated otherwise, the student discount applies. Download the 2-page PDF describing these concerts.

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IHM Students and George Kahumoku at Moonlight Mele This Saturday

Our Institute of Hawaiian Music students will be joining George Kahumoku Jr again at this Saturday’s Moonlight Mele concert at the Maui Historical Society/Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. The event opens at 6PM, music begins at 7. General admission is $20, kama‘āina admission is $10, children are free. We hope to see you there!  […]

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