The 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.
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.
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes with low enrollments could be cut before the busy registration week that starts Aug 19. Don’t risk on losing out by waiting!
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 […]
Here on Maui, live classical music performances are rare occasions. I invite you to join me tonight for classical guitar and Sat 10 Aug for chamber music. Both events are free. Arrive early to grab a good seat.
Tonight 31 July 2013 Makena 7 pm
Classical guitar concert at the Keawala’i Church at 5300 Makena Road in Makena. It will feature solo and ensemble performances by members of Benjamin Verdery’s Maui masterclass. Solo music will include selections by Piazzolla, Dowland, Villa-Lobos, and others. Duets will feature music of Granados and Sergio Assad. The full ensemble of 19 guitarists will perform music by Verdery, Frederic Hand, and Hawaiian guitarist Ian O’Sullivan, with each composer conducting their own piece. Admission is free.
Ben Verdery Guitar Class on Maui
Sat 10 August 2013 @7:30 pm Makawao, Seabury Hall [pre-concert talk @ 6:30 pm)
Seabury Hall A’ali’ikuhunoa Creative Arts Center at 480 Olinda Road, Makawao
Ebb & Flow Arts present CHAMBER MUSIC FROM SAN FRANCISCO. Leading musicians from San Francisco Symphony – Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, violins, David Kim, viola, and Sebastien Gingras ‘cello – perform string quartets from the 20th & 21st centuries.
Ebb & Flow Arts
Hope to see you there!
Instructor, UHMC Piano Classes, Fall 2013
“Pukana”, the compilation CD release of the Institute of Hawaiian Music’s inaugural cohort, is now available at Hā Wahine and Request Music on Main St. in Wailuku, and on the web at Mele.com. Proceeds from sales of this CD go to the IHM’s scholarship fund. Please support IHM and its important work in educating students and preparing them for careers in Hawaiian music!
UH-MC Music lecturer Joel Katz will be teaching Guitar Level 2 MUS 122D and Digital Recording Techniques MUS 272 this fall. The guitar class is for people that can play a few bar chords and are familiar with basic major, minor and seventh chords. You should be able to play a few songs with a musical sounding strum. The class is scheduled to meet from 10:30 to 11:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s a great value if you can make the commitment and you will really improve your playing.
The recording class will be based around students doing their own projects. People with either some musical background or recording experience will work with me at the college studio or my own personal Seaside Recording studio in Waiehu. The recording class will meet Friday mornings from 9 to 11:45. Other times may be scheduled as well.
Both of these classes require Joel’s permission to get into unless you have taken prerequisite courses. Please call or email him if you are interested and he can help you to enroll. Joel Katz MS Ed 808-280-0722 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Music Festival Workshops for 2013 will be held next Friday May 24th at the Ala Moana Hotel. Pricing: $25 All Day Pass, $10 Single Workshop, Fees waived for HARA Members and Students (pre-registration required).
There will be two tracks, the first featuring panels on radio airplay in Hawai‘i, music education, promotion, and two different haku mele panels. The second track is performance focused and features panels on the contemporary music scene, and ‘ukulele and slack key performance. Music faculty member Keola Donaghy be a member of the music education and haku mele panels.