Institute of Hawaiian Music
JOIN US! IHM will be offering a new program Fall 2023 that will focus on creating new music for West Maui! Students will learn songwriting–in English and Hawaiian (for those proficient enough), receive mentoring on their instruments and voice, visit many famous sites in West Maui, and come back to UHMC’s ‘Apo Leo Studio to record their songs later in the semester. Not only is the program FREE, but students who attend all sessions and complete all tasks will receive a $750 stipend! Visit this page for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) mentors and trains aspiring musicians in performing, singing, composition, repertoire development, recording techniques, and marketing of Hawaiian music. Students will be taken from the beginning of their musical training to their career debut.
IHM offers classes and mentoring in guitar, ‘ukulele, voice, keyboard, composition, music theory, repertoire development, dance, music industry business, marketing, and recording. Students are given training on their instruments, voice, and harmony. They will be directed in repertoire growth, stage presence, and recording techniques. Students will also complete courses in Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian language to understand the cultural roots of their art. This is considered essential to an appreciation for Hawaiian language songs. By completion, student will produce a CD album ready for commercial release. Students of this program will be future performing artists of Hawai’i, trained in performing a wide range of music, playing Hawaiian instruments, knowing the history of the art, and able to communicate this knowledge to an audience.
Please visit our blog for all of the latest news, including auditions, performances and other IHM activities. Our calendar, found in the right hand column, contains all of our upcoming performances and events.
If you or someone you know may be interested in joining IHM, please check out this page for more information on the application.