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Free Piano Workshops in Kupa’a 104

Poster designed by Rossil Estillore, of Harvey Reed's Design Class, UHMC

Poster designed by Rossil Estillore, of Harvey Reed’s Design Class, UHMC

Did you know that Room 104 in the Kupa’a Building has more pianos than anywhere else on Maui?

It’s the ideal place to learn to play piano in a group setting. It’s social, dynamic, and fun! That’s why musicians join rock bands, chamber ensembles, or orchestras.

Experience what it’s like to play the piano in a FREE one-hour workshop. Here’s what we learned in the last two workshops:

December 18, 2013: we played two pieces to official videos (John Lennon’s Imagine and Pachelbel Canon to Vitamin C’s Graduation Song)

March 21st, 2013: five piano students assisted eight members of the Inspired Teaching Committee (faculty and staff) to play all 88 keys on the piano

  • the chromatic scale using just three fingers
  • block and broken triads by crossing hands over each other
  • pentatonic improvisation to create a massive sound field
  • introduction to Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling

Next two workshops:

  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 from 2 to 3 PM celebrate Earth Day Jam — learn to play Iz’s “Over the Rainbow” and other finger ballet. After the workshop, there’s a break with snacks. You can stay and listen to live performances of current piano students as they prepare for their final recital.
  • Wednesday May 7th, 2014  piano concert from 5 to 6:30 pm.  Piano ensemble workshop from 7 to […]

Spring 2014 UH-MC Open Mic Nights

UH-MC Open Mic Nights are back in the Student lounge. The first will be February 27, 2014 From 5 to 8 PM . All talent are welcome, Sing, Skits, Dance, Drama, Slam Poet, Hula, Hawaiian Music, Stand Up Comedy, whatever talent you wish to show is welcome!  Free admission for UH-MC students with ID, $2 donation for the general public. Free food!

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By |February 13th, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

Joel Katz’ Classes For Spring 2014

Joel KatzJoel Katz is one of our talented and versatile lecturers in music at UH-MC. He teaches a variety of classes in instrumental performance and music technology next semester. New for Spring 2014: Hawaiian Steel Guitar! Here are the classes, including the day of week and time.

Beginning Guitar MUS 121 D TR 9:00-10:15a
Intermediate Guitar MUS 122D TR 10:30-11:45a
Beginning ‘Ukulele MUS 121Z MW 9:00-10:15a
Intro to music technology MUS 271 MW 10:30-11:45a
Digital Recording Techniques MUS 272 F 9:00-11:45a
Hawaiian Steel Guitar MUS 190v S 9:00-11:45a

Please contact Joel directly if you are interested in any. All are two credit classes.

By |November 26th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments

HWST/MUS176 History of Hawaiian Music

AlohaOe1913One of the new music offerings at UH-MC is “History of Hawaiian Music”, taught by Dr. Keola Donaghy. He taught a similar class at UH-Hilo for eight years, and is now offering the class online through the UH system’s Laulima courseware system.

While the class does have two prerequisite courses listed, Keola will happily waive them for you. Simply email donaghy(at)hawaii(dot)edu with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.

By |November 13th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||Comments Off

Join The UH-MC Music Club!

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By |October 21st, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||Comments Off

Discounted Tickets for UHMC Students For Selected Events This Fall At MACC

macc_logotypeThe Maui Arts and Cultural Center has offered discouted prices to UH-Maui students for the Fall 2013 semester. The price for tickets is $15 ($12 special ticket price plus $3 facility fee= $15 total)
. The UH-MC special offer is for students only – not faculty – and only for these select shows.


Students MUST show their current, validated UH-MC ID at the Box Office.

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By |September 14th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Performances||Comments Off

Fall Semester Start Next Week; Still Room In Some Classes

The fall 2013 semester starts at UH-Maui College next week, as it does all University of Hawai‘i classes. We still have room in some of our music classes-please check them out and contact the instructor if you have any questions! We’re looking forward to a fabulous semester, and hope you might join us.

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By |August 21st, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments

Free Concert, String Quartet from San Francisco This Sat. 10 Aug, 2013

Please join us this Saturday 10th Aug for an evening of 20th & 21st century classics for string quartet.

6:30 pm Pre-concert talk  – highly recommended

7:30 pm Concert A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Rd.,  Makawao

String Quartet: Leading musicians from San Francisco Symphony –  Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, violins,  David Kim, viola, and Sebastien Gingras cello . The program contains 20th century ‘classics’ by Stravinsky and Shostakovich,  a work by Ebb & Flow Art’s Honorary President, Dr. George Walker (www.georgetwalker.com) – the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music, and world premieres by a member of the group, Sarn Oliver, composer and violinist (www.sarnoliver.com)  Some interesting notes:

  • Stravinsky (www.igorstravinsky.com) wrote his ground-breaking “Three Pieces” for string quartet in 1914.
  • Shostakovich(http://shostakovich.hilwin.nl)) wrote his “String Quartet #8” in 1960. This work is often called autobiographical because Shostakovich used a theme based on the first letters of his name.  He also dedicated the work: ‘In Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism and War’.
  • Violinist Sarn Oliver offers two premieres of his music: “Transparency and Transcendance”, and “Undertow” (for electric string quartet).
  • The second movement of George Walker’s “String Quartet #1” (1946) is his best known piece, sometimes called “Lyric” for strings.

The concert is presented and sponsored by Ebb & Flow Arts: www.ebbandflowarts.org and ebbandflowarts2013@gmail.com. Note: the entire event (pre-concert talk & concert) is FREE. As usual, do stay around to meet the musicians afterwards.

Warm regards, Anne Ku

By |August 8th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Performances||Comments Off

Sign Up For Music Classes For Fall Semester, Soon!

We are looking for students interested in our music course offerings this semester. We offer a variety of instrumental and vocal performance classes, world and popular music, music theory, music recording and technology classes. Course descriptions are available here, and a full list of classes that are being offered in the fall is shown here.

If you are interested or have questions please contact donaghy@hawaii.edu. Classes with low enrollments could be cut before the busy registration week that starts Aug 19. Don’t risk on losing out by waiting!

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By |August 7th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments

IHM Still Accepting Students For Fall 2013 Semester

Interested in learning the craft of Hawaiian Music from industry professionals? The Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) at UH-Maui College is accepting new students for the Fall 2013 semester. Prospective students will be expected to perform a Hawaiian song or a short medley of songs for six minutes, introduce themselves and their song(s), sing and play their instruments, and carry themselves in a professional manner. Program staff and instructors will conduct interviews and private auditions for interested individuals until August 16, 2013. IHM has already accepted 15 students, and can accommodate another 8-10 students. Scholarship support is available.

The Institute of Hawaiian Music’s (IHM) is a one-of-a-kind musical mentorship program dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian music. Formal university classes are supplemented with direct mentorship sessions led by professional Hawaiian musicians. Students selected for the IHM program will receive exclusive opportunities to receive personal training, guidance, and knowledge through these mentor-mentee relationships with performers, composers and other industry professionals. Some of these mentors and instructors will be the judges for the auditions.

“Starting a career in Hawaiian music can be a challenge,” said IHM Program Coordinator Dr. Keola Donaghy. “Aspiring musicians are often left to their own devices to locate willing mentors and performance partners, receive personal training, find gigs, gain performance experience, produce a recording, and learn the steps necessary to break into the industry. Many don’t reach their true potential because they don’t receive career guidance from experienced, professional musicians.”

IHM will offer classes in guitar, ukulele, singing, keyboard, composition, music theory, repertoire development, dance, music industry business and marketing, and recording. Students will be given training on their instruments, voice, and harmony. They will be directed in repertoire growth, stage presence, and […]

By |August 1st, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments
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