Everything you’ve always wanted to know about music but were afraid to ask

mus108_72pxMUS108 Fundamentals of Western Music is a 3-credit course for anyone who wants to learn about music from the ground up. There’s no pre-requisite. It’s a great companion to an instrumental course such as piano because you will learn the why of music: notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, basic theory, and lead sheets.

It will be offered for the first time in Fall 2015 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in Kupa’a 104

By |April 16th, 2015|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Class|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pianist Sam Rotman To Peform at UHMC on Feb 25, 2015

Pianist Sam RotmanMr. Rotman is a renowned international concert pianist who has performed over 2600 concerts in 60 countries.  He presently performs approximately 110 concerts in 10 countries each year. In the 2014-2015 Season, Mr. Rotman will perform throughout the United States, including Hawaii, as well as France, Croatia, Serbia, Brazil and Chile.

Mr. Rotman will be performing from 9:15 am – 11: 15 am on Wednesday February 25th for piano classes at UHMC, Kūpa‘a Building in room 104. Come and enjoy!

By |February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Performances|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Emma Veary Scholarship

Music Studies at UH Maui College is proud to offer the Emma Veary Music Scholarship to students who have a demonstrable interest in music. 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 passed, those memories are still strong for Dr. Roberts who is now an attorney in Southern California.

“I wanted to show my deepest appreciation to Ms. Veary for my fond memories through this named scholarship, and give opportunities to Maui youth to create even more beautiful music for future generations,” Roberts stated. Dr. Roberts started the scholarship with the hope that others will join her in supporting UHMC students who have demonstrated excellence and potential in music.

For the academic year starting in Fall 2015 two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to UHMC students who have demonstrated excellence and potential in music.

“We are delighted to have a new student scholarship for music,” said Dr. Keola Donaghy, faculty coordinator of Music Studies and the Institute of Hawaiian Music at UHMC. “We are very grateful for the Emma Veary Music Scholarship, which will support Maui students in their musical aspirations and also honors a great singer of Hawaiʻi.”

Honolulu-born Emma Veary studied opera in New York City, toured in Broadway shows, and performed throughout the world. As a headliner at top Waikiki hotels, she became known as the “Golden Voice of Hawaiʻi”. She has many best-selling albums with a repertoire that has ranged from opera to classics like “Kamehameha Waltz”. In 2006 Ms. Veary was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, and she has also received the Na […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Categories: |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Free Piano Workshops in Kupa’a 104

Poster designed by Rossil Estillore, of Harvey Reed's Design Class, UHMC

Poster designed by Rossil Estillore, of Harvey Reed’s Design Class, UHMC

Did you know that Room 104 in the Kupa’a Building has more pianos than anywhere else on Maui?