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.
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.
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.