Joel Katz’ Classes For Spring 2014

Joel 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

One 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!

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

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.

By |October 3rd, 2013|Categories: Blog, Helpful Links||Comments Off

The Top 5 Lyric Pitfalls

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.

By |September 24th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Helpful Links||0 Comments

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

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.



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

A Guide to Music Performance Royalties

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.

 

By |September 13th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Helpful Links||Comments Off

5 Top Tips to Get the Most from Your Affordable Vocal Mic

CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog is a great source for useful information on maximing your money, time and resources. This recent addition talks about how to get the most from your affordable vocal microphone.

This post should not be construed as an endorsement of CD Baby or its services, simply a link to what we believe to be a valuable resource for musicians.

By |August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Blog, Helpful Links||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.

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