Percusssionist Nico Spezzacatena Visits UHMC Music Classes

Percussionist Nico Spezzacatena demonstrated some African drums and taught some drumming techniques to UHMC students on  Tuesday, February 14 on the UHMC campus. We're grateful for his sharing of his expertise, and look forward to more demonstrations like this in the future!   Here is some information about him: Nico Spezzacatena is a multi-talented percussionist, performer, and

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Applications For Emma Veary Scholarship Sought

Aspiring musicians are encouraged to apply for the Emma Veary Music Scholarship at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. This scholarship was established in 2014 through the generous gift of Dr. Laurel Lee Roberts, a fan of Mrs. Veary during her times as a college student on O‘ahu nearly 40 years ago. While decades have

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Piano Recital At Keawala‘i Church, January 17

Xak Bjerken, of Cornell University, offers a recital exploring "the colors of the modern piano," at Keawala‘i Congregational Church, Jan. 17, 2017, 6 pm ($25 suggested donation, at the door). Bjerken has appeared with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the Schoenberg Ensemble, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Disney Hall. He has

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The Washington Post: It’s Never Too Late To Pick Up A Musical Instrument!

We couldn't agree more! “Increasingly, adults are embracing musicianship late in life. Some finally have time after their wage-earning and child-raising years have ended. Some are spurred on by studies showing the health benefits of playing music. Many describe it as scratching an itch they’ve had all their lives. And while some are happy to

By | November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Your Music On at UHMC!

Instructor Joel Katz and students in his Intermediate Hawaiian Steel Guitar Class Registration for Spring 2017 classes has begun, and there is no time better to hone your performance skills, or expand your musical horizons by taking a course at UH Maui College. We offer a wide variety of music classes, especially in the

By | November 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

International Music Improv and Open Night In November 2016

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 from 9 – 11 a.m. at UH Maui College will hold an “International Music Improv” in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Pilina Building on the UHMC campus. Musicians and music lovers are welcome to join with instruments, dance, and vocal expressions representing cultures from around the world culminating an Improvised

By | November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Open Mic And Songwriting Contest A Huge Success!

Last night the UHMC Music Club hosted the final Open Mic of the spring 2016 semester. It was followed by a songwriting contest co-sponsored by Music Studies @ UHMC and the Hawai‘i Songwriting Festival. There was a plethora of talent on display, and the winner was Jacob Trevino, who performed this composition “This Is My

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