Classes start Monday August 24, 2015 and already eager pianists are wondering when they can get access to practice on one of the two dozen pianos in Kupa‘a 104, the main music classroom.
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.
We are excited to have Ian O’Sullivan return to ‘Ike Le‘a to give another free public concert this July, this time with two guitarists who have not come to the college before. For more information, visit the events page. Friday July 10, 2015 from 3 to 4 PM ‘Ike Le’a Lecture Theatre Free Public Concert Reception to follow This concert at Maui College is part of a week-long master class of Ben Verdery, his 16th consecutive summer on Maui to share his knowledge and passion for the classical guitar.
Saturday April 18 to April 25, 2015 Once again, we invite you to UH Maui College to celebrate a week of music around Earth Day. All events and classes are free and open to the public. Please revisit for updated links.
MUS203 is a new course for anyone who can read music and play an instrument. The 1-credit course is repeatable every semester for credit. Once a week, we meet in Kupa’a 104 for two hours of sight-reading, improvising, and discussing what and where we’re going to perform next. Read about the first performance on February 22nd in Heona Building on the last day of 2015 Maui Open Studios.
Official Description: Analyzes folk, popular, and art music from major regions of the world, with emphasis on Asia and the Pacific. Develops a knowl- edge of representative styles and regional characteristics in world music.. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (FGC) Extended Description: In MUS107 Music in World Cultures, we go on a trip around the world through music. To prepare for it, we first learn the vocabulary of music, such as pitch, rhythm, texture, timbre (tone color) and musical instruments. We learn to appreciate different cultures through the lens of an ethnomusicologist — someone who studies music as part of people’s way of life. Understanding new listening experiences from the points of view of an ethnomusicologist, a music theorist, and musicologist can challenge and enrich the perspectives you’re used to.
For those you who missed the full-house blast of Earth Day Jam in which we were joined by two members of the Boom Booms Band from Vancouver, the Chinese erhu player Hong Zhou, the Kihei-based singer songwriter Louise Lambert, and the violinist Wenlu Duffy, you won’t want to miss this! We look forward to our final workshop and concert this the semester on Wednesday May 7th from 5 to 8 PM. We will begin with solo performances followed by intermission and then group playing.