Recently, my article about the different pianos in different locations on campus appeared in our online student newspaper Ho‘oulu. “All the Right Notes – In All the Right Places” sounds like a song by One Republic. I wrote the article this past April for my journalism newswriting course to inform readers about the six locations that have pianos for students to use.
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.
At UH Maui College, you can take up to three semesters of piano by starting with MUS121C and eventually ending with MUS216. It does not matter what level you are at, you will learn in a group situation as well as progress at your own individual pace. Evening piano class meets once a week for 2.5 hours
Evening Earth Day Jam with art exhibit in Kupa’a 104 On Friday April 17th, 2015, Kupa’a 104 was transformed into an art gallery with the addition of new acrylic paintings from the Maui Open Studio 2015 event. As UHMC’s main music classroom, Kupa’a 104 serves the dual purpose of piano lab and class instruction. It’s a space where pianists spend most of their time practising and for that reason, anything to inspire them to play and stay is worthwhile.
Love to sing, play an instrument, slam poetry, do magic tricks, stand-up comedy, karaoke, act, dance – hula? Come perform (or just watch) at The Music Club of University of Hawaii – Maui College Thursday April 23, 5 – 8 pm, Student Lounge during the April Music Week Celebration being held on campus. UHMC students, staff and faculty invited along with the whole community of Maui. All talents, all ages. Free admission and free food. This is a family event and all kinds of talent found in Maui.
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.
Are you curious what it’s like to play the piano? To play the piano with other pianists? To learn how to play a new tune? To get coaching on a piece you’ve been working on? To see what a piano class is all about?