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Registration For Spring 2016 Classes at UHMC Now Open!

Registration for Spring 2016 classes at UH Maui College has begun! Here is a list of all of our Music studies offerings. You can also download our UHMC Music Studies flyer for Spring 2016 (.pdf format) which contains the same list as well as brief biographies of our faculty. If you have questions, please contact us!

We offer a wide variety of music classes, especially in the areas of Hawaiian, world, popular and rock music. Our faculty also provide instruction in piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, voice, theory, composition, music technology and recording, and private instruction by arrangement. Courses taught by the music faculty also play an important role in the Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Music offered by the Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM). If you are interested in joining IHM please contact Dr. Keola Donaghy by email or call 808-984-3570.

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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.


Registering for classes: what do the abbreviations mean?

Build your own instrument as a project in MUS107

When you check the college website for the availability of classes, you will see many abbreviations and terms that may appear unfamiliar.

Consider the music classes available for Fall 2015, for instance. A class is a course taking place at a certain time. A course refers to the content which can be offered at different times.


Piano Ensemble Poster Exhibition


UHMC Music Week 2014!

Attention music lovers! The community is invited to an exciting weeklong series of free events that includes musical performances, workshops, presentations, and even the opportunity to drop in on the music class of their choice. Beginning Monday, April 21st and continuing through Friday, April 25th, the series is your chance to explore your musical side and learn more about the opportunities to study music at UH Maui College.

 “Our music faculty have vast knowledge and experiences in many musical styles”, said Dr. Keola Donaghy, interim coordinator of music studies at UHMC. “We wanted to share our passion for music with the community, and let everyone know that you can take a class in anything from steel guitar to classical piano. There’s an abundance of musical activities and learning opportunities right here on Maui.”

The series includes: piano workshops with and a piano recital by music lecturer Anne Ku, a piano recital by UHMC students of lecturer Karyn Sarring, a lecture and video presentation by the Vancouver, British Columbia-based group The Boom Booms, Maui-based performers Gilbert Emata and Jimi Canha, a presentation by UH-Mānoa Assistant Professor and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning recording artist Aaron J. Salā, and an Open Mic night on Thursday evening.   All activities are free and open to the public. Students and the Maui community are also invited to attend any music class of their choice for the week of April 21st-April 25th. All are welcome!

Click here for a one-page schedule of open music classes and events for the week, including Earth Day. For a list of music classes being conducted that week, and the days and times the classes meet, please visit the official schedule of UH-MC music classes.

For more information email […]

Free Piano Workshops in Kupa’a 104

Poster designed by Rossil Estillore, of Harvey Reed’s Design Class, UHMCDid you know that Room 104 in the Kupa’a Building has more pianos than anywhere else on Maui?


Bruno Mars Scholarships For Grammy Camp

Hawai‘i’s own Bruno Mars has teamed up with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to offer five scholarships for high school students to Grammy Camp! “The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that five students will receive financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp through the support of the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was established through a grant from the Hawai’i Community Foundation at the recommendation of Bruno Mars. The fund will cover the tuition of one qualified high school student each year for the next five years with preference given to students from Hawai‘i.”

In order to be eligible, U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition and a financial assistance form at The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified in May.

How To Write A Killer Artist Bio

The Disc Makers Echoes blog posts outstanding features that are geared for independent artists, but really, any recording artist could benefit from this column on writing a great artist bio. Follow the advice here and you may just find it easier to get your music  heard by music writers and website visitors.



The Secrets of Vocal Health on the Road

Jaime Vendera is a vocal coach, world-renowned for his wineglass-shattering voice as seen on shows like MythBusters, Dr. Oz, and Super Human Showdown. Many of his books, including Raise Your Voice 1 & 2, The Ultimate Breathing Workout, and the Sing Out Loud series have been read by countless singers, beginner and pro alike. Jaime offers some tips on Voice Council Magazine’s website that could make the difference between singing night after night or cancelling a gig.