Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jane Freeman Moulin

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s chair of undergraduate studies in music, Dr. Jane Freeman Moulin, enhances the first major exhibition of Marquesan Art at at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris with her work, “l’Univers De La Fête: Une Vision Inspirée Des Premières Descriptions Des Îles Marquises.” Dr. Moulin’s contribution to Mata Hoata, arts et société aux îles Marquises, the …

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The UH Mānoa Chinese Ensemble Travels to Tahiti

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The UH Mānoa Chinese Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Frederick Lau, was invited by the University French Polynesia (UFP) to perform concerts in Tahiti for one week. Members of the group performed several concerts at venues such as the Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia, the Sinitong Chinese Association New Year Celebration at the Kanti (Guandi) Temple ground, and the …

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UH Faculty Member Elected to National Post

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Mānoa’s own director of choral activities, Dr. Miguel Ángel Felipe, was elected to serve as vice president of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). The announcement was made on December 15 by Dr. Mitos Andaya Hart, outgoing president of NCCO and associate director of choral activities at Temple University. The Organization was founded in 2005 specifically to serve collegiate choral musicians …

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Byron Yasui’s ‘Ukulele Concerto Premiered by Jake Shimabukuro

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Music fans of multiple stripes were given a treat this past June with the world premiere of professor emeritus Byron Yasui’s Concerto for ‘Ukulele and Orchestra, Campanella. International superstar Jake Shimabukuro took the stage with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, to the thrill of the audience. Yasui’s exciting and intricately crafted score ranged from sublimely …

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Paintings Come to Life on Kennedy’s Mainstage

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Stephen Sondheim’s artistic masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George, directed by department chair and professor of theatre Paul T. Mitri, on the Mainstage at Kennedy Theatre. The musical follows Georges-Pierre Seurat, called George (played by Timothy Callais), as he creates his most famous work, …

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Music Department welcome conductor, Dr Alec Schumacker

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Dr. Alec Schumacker joins the University of Hawai‘i’s Music Department this fall as conductor of the University Chorus. Joining Dr. Miguel Felipe, director of choral activities, and Nola Nāhulu, Schumacker brings a wealth of experience to the choral area. Schumacker is the choral teacher at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, a position he’d held since 2013, and previously served as the interim …

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Chinese Music Virtuosi Residency at UH Mānoa Music Department

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In February the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Music Department and the East-West Center hosted the Chinese Music Virtuosi, an ensemble made up of some of Hong Kong’s finest performers and teachers. The group, which performs on traditional Chinese instruments, has toured extensively performing both contemporary and traditional repertoire. While at UH Mānoa, the ensemble took part in a number of presentations …

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eighth blackbird in residence at UH Music Department

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On February 9 & 10, 2015, the UH Mānoa Music Department, in partnership with the Honolulu Chamber Music Series, hosted the acclaimed three-time Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird for a series of workshops. Since their founding in 1996, eight blackbird has been on the forefront of commissioning and performing new works from some of the leading composers of today.  Their stay in Hawaiʻi also included …

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Composer Ian Dicke in Residence at UH Mānoa

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Composer Ian Dicke will be in residence at the Music Department Thursday–Sunday, February 26–March 1, in conjunction with the UH Wind Ensemble’s performance of his music on their March 1 concert. Praised for his “refreshingly well-structured” (Feast of Music) and “uncommonly memorable” (Sequenza 21) catalogue of works, Dicke currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Digital Composition at the University …

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UH Welcomes New Music Librarian Peter Shirts

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Peter Shirts was recently hired as the music and audiovisual librarian at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. When asked about his new appointment, Mr. Shirts said, “I’m excited to be selecting materials for the UHM Music Department and look forward to meeting the music students here.” Shirts went on to say that he hopes to work one-on-one with students …