Student discounts to MACC shows and more

Once again, we are grateful for ticket discounts to selected shows at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) upon presentation of a UHMC student identification card. These tickets can be purchased any time and any day at the box office before the show begins. The box office is open daily.

Note: there are other events on Maui, such as Maui Chamber Orchestra, Maui Pops Concerts, MAPA, Maui Choral Arts, etc. Student discounts are given at their discretion. We do welcome the offer of discounts so that more of our students will be able to attend. Some lecturers require students to attend such live events and write reviews. Others give extra credit. Students are usually on a limited budget, and at UHMC, limited time as well, due to balancing work, family, and school.

Ticket pricing for all events: $16 which includes applicable fees with valid student ID. Please note that there are also free events such as the annual ukulele festival, starry night cinema, and the Shaefer Gallery, which stays open when there are evening concerts at the MACC.

The following list as at 9/4/2015 is also available as a 2-page PDF and linked from our Facebook Page. Please like our FB page and invite your friends to like it, so we can spread the word. All the latest updates, including announcements of new concerts we hear of, will be posted on our Facebook Page, all the more reason to LIKE us.


Kupa‘a 104 Room Schedule Fall 2015

Classes start Monday August 24, 2015 and already eager pianists are wondering when they can get access to practice on one of the two dozen pianos in Kupa‘a 104, the main music classroom.


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.


Piano Class: MUS121C, MUS122C, MUS216

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.

Evening piano class meets once a week for 2.5 hours


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.