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.
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.
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 http://www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified in May.
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.
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.
Jason Blume is in his eighteenth year of teaching BMI’s Nashville Songwriters’ Workshop, and has written hit songs for many artists in a staggering variety of genres. Jason has also been a regular instructor and mentor at the Kaua‘i Music Festival. He offers his list of the Top Five Pitfalls that he sees in many songs that he has seen and heard.
The folks at the website “Music • Technology • Policy” have posted an excellent and concise series of blog posts that discuss the creation of music, from composition, through copyrighting, publishing and recording, and explains how these various parties in these creative activities can make money from them. Part One and Part Two.