Music Department Faculty & Staff

Select an area of study below to learn more about the Music Department’s world-class faculty.

Chairs

Prof. Larry Paxton | Department Chair, Professor of Music
Dr. Thomas Yee | Associate Chair, Professor of Music
Dr. Kate McQuiston | Graduate Chair, Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Jane Moulin | Undergraduate Chair, Professor of Music

Theory & Composition

Dr. Takuma Itoh | Area Head; Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Thomas Osborne | Professor of Music
Dr. Donald Reid Womack | Professor of Music

Dr. Michael-Thomas Foumai | Lecturer in Music, Theory

Musicology

Dr. Abigail Fine | Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Kate McQuiston
 | Area Head, Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Valeria Wenderoth | Lecturer in Music

Ethnomusicology

Dr. Frederick Lau | Area Head, Professor of Music
Dr. Byong Won Lee
 | Professor of Music
Dr. Jane Freeman Moulin | Professor of Music

Ben Fairfield | Lecturer in Music, Ethnomusicology
Robert Herr
| Lecturer in Music, Japanese Shakuhachi
Jay W. Junker | Lecturer in Music, Traditional & Popular Music
Norman Kaneshiro | Lecturer in Music, Okinawan Ensemble
Seola Kim | Lecturer in Music, Korean music
Zachary Lum | Lecturer in Music, Hawaiian Ensemble
Darin Miyashiro | Lecturer in Music, Japanese Koto
Byron Moon | Lecturer in Music, Javanese Gamelan
Nola A. Nāhulu | Lecturer in Music, Hawaiian Chorus
Aaron Salā | Lecturer in Music, Ethnomusicology
Masatoshi Shamoto | Lecturer in Music, Japanese Gagaku
Byron Yasui | Lecturer in Music, ‘Ukulele
Noenoelani Zuttermeister | Lecturer in Music, Hawaiian Hula & Chant

Music Education

Dr. Gabriel T. Arnold | Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands
Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman
 | Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands (on sabbatical Fall 2017)
Dr. Miguel Felipe | Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities (on sabbatical Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)
Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong
 | Area Head, Professor of Music

Rucci Aamodt | Lecturer in Music

Ensembles

Dr. Gabriel T. Arnold | Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands
Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman
 | Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands (on sabbatical Fall 2017)
Dr. Miguel Felipe | Area Head, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities (on sabbatical Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)
Gwen Nakamura | Assistant Director of Bands
Prof. Joseph Stepec | Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras

Mike Lewis | Lecturer in Music, Jazz Band
Nola A. Nāhulu
 | Lecturer in Music, Choirs
Jeremy Wong | Lecturer in Music, Choirs

Piano

Dr. Jonathan Korth | Area Head, Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Thomas Yee | Professor of Music

Bichuan Li | Lecturer in Music, Keyboard Coordinator
Dr. Katy Luo | Lecturer in Music
Rosy Wang | Lecturer in Music
Wendy Yamashita | Lecturer in Music

Voice

Dr. Miguel Felipe | Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities (on sabbatical Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)
Dr. Maya Hoover
 | Area Head, Professor of Music, Mezzo-Soprano
Prof. John Mount | Professor of Music, Bass-Baritone
Prof. Laurence Paxton | Professor of Music, Tenor; Department Chair

Blair Boone-Migura | Lecturer in Music, Song Literature
Jane Kerns
 | Lecturer in Music, Voice
Nola A. Nāhulu
| Lecturer in Music, Choirs
Dr. Rachel Schutz | Lecturer in Music, Voice
Jeremy Wong | Lecturer in Music, Choirs

Instrumental

Dr. Gabriel T. Arnold | Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands
Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman | Area Head, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands (on sabbatical Fall 2017)
Dr. I-Bei Lin | Professor of Music, Cello & Chamber Music
Prof. Joseph Stepec | Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras

Paul Barrett | Lecturer in Music, Bassoon
Jason Byerlotzer | Lecturer in Music, Trombone
Julia Filson | Lecturer in Music, Horn
John Gallagher | Lecturer in Music, Double Bass
Ken Hafner | Lecturer in Music, Trumpet
Rudi Hoehn | Lecturer in Music, Bass Trombone
Ignace Jang | Lecturer in Music, Violin
J. Scott Janusch | Lecturer in Music, Oboe/English Horn
James Moffitt | Lecturer in Music, Clarinet
Paul Nelson | Lecturer in Music, Guitar
Thomas J. Ricer
| Lecturer in Music, Tuba/Euphonium
Sabrina Saiki-Mita | Lecturer in Music, Flute
Jordan Schifino | Lecturer in Music, Percussion
Anna Womack | Lecturer in Music, Viola
Todd Yukumoto | Lecturer in Music, Saxophone

Staff

Cindy Nakashima | Secretary, cindymn@hawaii.edu, 808-956-7756 (Rm 3)
George Matsumoto | Band Operations, georgem@hawaii.edu, 808-956-5207 (Rm 107)
Peter Medeiros | Audio Technician, petermed@hawaii.edu, 808-956-2176 or 808-956-2183 (Rm 206 or Orvis)
Byron Moon | Facilities Coordinator, bmoon@hawaii.edu, 808-956-7786 (Orvis)
Tracie Nagao Bregman | Fiscal, tnagao@hawaii.edu, 808-956-7756 (Rm 3)
Gwen Nakamura |  Assistant Band Director, gwenn@hawaii.edu, 808-956-7657 (Rm 216)
open | Music & Audiovisual Librarian, 808-956-5425 (Sinclair Library, Rm 102)

Graduate Assistants

Yoomee Baek | Composition Area, yoomeeb@hawaii.edu
Andrew Filson
 | Composition Area, afilson@hawaii.edu
Thomas Goedecke | Composition Area, tgoedeck@hawaii.edu
Christopher Molina | Composition Area, chmolina@hawaii.edu
Leah Ralston | Voice Area, lralston@hawaii.edu
Christopher Serrano | Ethnomusicology Area, serrano6@hawaii.edu
Emily Stanford | Piano Area, jialeir@hawaii.edu
Si Wang | Composition Area, wangsi@hawaii.edu

Retired Faculty

Peter Coraggio | Piano*
Douglas Engelhardt | Music Education
Dorothy Gillett | Emeritus, Music Education, Hawaiian Chorus*
Marvin Greenberg | Emeritus, Music Education
Dale Hall | Musicology
Robert Hines | Emeritus, Choral Conducting*
Annette Johansson | Emeritus, Voice
Dorothy Kahananui | Emeritus, Music Education*
Marian Kerr | Emeritus, Piano*
Elmer Takeo Kudo | Emeritus, Composition & Theory
Richard Lum | Emeritus, Director of Bands*
Paul Lyddon | Emeritus, Piano
Neil McKay | Emeritus, Composition & Theory*
Barbara McLain | Professor of Music, Music Education
Henry Miyamura | Professor Emeritus of Music, Orchestra & Clarinet
Grant K. Okamura | Professor Emeritus of Music, Band
Anthony Palmer | Music Education*
William Pfeiffer | Emeritus, Voice *
Norman Rian | Professor Emeritus of Music, Choral*
Armand Russell | Emeritus, Composition & Theory
Edward Shipwright | Emeritus, Piano
Barbara Smith | Professor Emeritus of Music, Ethnomusicology
Hardja Susilo | Ethnomusicology*
Ricardo D. Trimillos | Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology
Allen Trubitt | Professor Emeritus of MusicComposition & Theory*
Floyd Uchima | Woodwinds, Bassoon, Music Education*
Raymond Vaught | Emeritus, Musicology*
Richard Vine | Professor Emeritus of Music, Choral*
Lesley Wright | Professor of Music, Musicology
Byron K. Yasui | Professor Emeritus of MusicComposition & Theory

* deceased