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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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Lecture Recital: Jeffrey Jacob, Pianist

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Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Jacob will be giving a lecture recital on George Crumb’s masterpiece, Makrokosmos, Vol. 2 (12 Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac) at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa campus on Wednesday, November 5 at 2:30pm at the Music Building, Room 210. This rarely-performed work will be presented in its entirety, and will be accompanied by Dr. Jacob’s explanations of the various unusual playing techniques …

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Bergen Wind Quintet works with UH music students

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The UH Music Department welcomed the acclaimed Bergen Wind Quintet on Tuesday, October 14, for a masterclass on chamber music and ensemble playing.  In town for a concert with Chamber Music Hawaii, the Bergen Wind Quintet spent several hours on the UH campus, playing several pieces for the students and discussing many aspects of chamber music performance. Music student Casey Kitano …

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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 …

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Horn Masterclass: Bryce Nakaoka

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Bryce Nakaoka, hornist with the US Coast Guard Band, will discuss making a career in music (freelancing, auditions, etc.) on Thursday, October 2, 12:30pm in the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa’s Orvis Auditorium, 2411 Dole Street. Musician 1st Class Bryce Nakaoka has served as hornist with the United States Coast Guard Band since 2010. Originally from O‘ahu, Nakaoka studied horn with …

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Wind Masterclass: The Bergen Wind Quintet

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The Bergen Wind Quintet, one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed chamber ensembles, will be on the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus on Tuesday, October 14, and will offer a masterclass for our music students at 12:30pm in Orvis Auditorium. The Bergen Wind Quintet is in Honolulu performing with Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s Spring Wind Quintet on Monday, October 13 at 7:30pm …

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Marching Band Season Coming Up

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Central to the pride and pageantry so uniquely associated with college football, since 1923 the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warrior Marching Band has played a pivotal role in UH athletic events and campus life. The only university marching band in the state of Hawaii, the UH Marching Band is comprised of over 250 students representing nearly every major on campus. One of the …

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Classes to Begin Aug 25

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Monday, August 25, 2014, classes resume at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus. Students taking classes in the Music Department are encouraged to keep in mind the following dates: Ethno Diagnostic Exam, Monday, August 18, 1:30pm in Room 221 New Student Orientation, Tuesday, August 19, 9:00am in Room 36 Grad Student, Faculty, Staff Get Together, Thursday, August 21, 12pm outside …