View Post

In Memoriam: Paul Barrett

In Department News, Faculty News by Thomas Osborne3 Comments

With deep sadness, the UH Music Department grieves the loss of Paul Barrett. Paul served as our applied bassoon faculty since 1978, teaching and inspiring generations of bassoon students. This is a profoundly sad day for all of his current and former students, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (where Paul had served as principal bassoonist for forty years), and the wider …

View Post

Graduate Assistantships Available at University of Hawai’i Music Department

In Department News by Thomas OsborneLeave a Comment

The Music Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa announces the availability of graduate assistantships for qualified students entering graduate degree programs in Music. UH-Mānoa offers programs that accommodate a wide range of specializations within the field of music and affords access to the highest levels of study and training. All programs are accredited by the National Association of …

View Post

UH Mānoa Hosts Korean Music Conference

In Composition, Department News, Ethnomusicology by John Paul BrabantLeave a Comment

The UH Mānoa Music Department hosts a conference entitled New Traditions: An International Exchange in Contemporary Music for Korean Instruments, February 16–19, 2017. The event is produced with support from the Center for Korean Studies at UH Mānoa. Visiting Korean instrument virtuosi from the US mainland and abroad will lead workshops on 21st century notational trends, traditional performance practices, and contemporary techniques. The conference …

View Post

HSO Features UH Mānoa Faculty

In Department News, Faculty News by Miguel FelipeLeave a Comment

Faculty from UH Mānoa’s music department are featured in the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s traditional Beethoven 9th concert this weekend. The program, led by maestra JoAnn Falletta, includes Strauss’s Death & Transfiguration, Op. 21 (Tod und Verklärung) from 1889. The soloists are UH Mānoa faculty Rachel Schutz, soprano, and Jeremy Wong (MM, ’14), bass. Alongside them are Charlene Chi, mezzo-soprano, and Kip Wilborn, tenor. UH …

View Post

Shanghai International Art Music Collaboration

In Composition, Department News by John Paul BrabantLeave a Comment

UH Mānoa Composition graduate student Chris Molina worked alongside composers from Shanghai Conservatory, Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and from Poland and New Zealand to participate in the second annual Hearing China collaboration. From November 10–16, 2016, composers attended workshop training on Chinese instruments, an afternoon performance at the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Center, and daily interviews for a future …

View Post

In Memoriam: Prof. Neil McKay

In Department News, Faculty News by Miguel Felipe10 Comments

Dr. Neil McKay, professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa from 1965 until his retirement in 1987, has died at the age of 92. He passed on Thursday, December 8, 2016. McKay began his musical career as a jazz arranger-performer in 1940 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in composition at the renowned Eastman School of Music. His catalogue …

View Post

UH Mānoa’s Appetite for Opera

In Department News, Orchestra by John Paul BrabantLeave a Comment

UH Mānoa’s Symphony Orchestra was well-received at the end of the fall semester as Prof. Joseph Stepec made his conducting debut. The evening opened with the Concert Band led by Dr. Gabriel Arnold and was followed by the Symphony, led by Prof. Stepec. During the orchestra’s performance, players accompanied faculty soloist Dr. Maya Hoover in an opera-themed program of works by …

View Post

UH Musicologist Dr. Kate McQuiston at Davies Symphony Hall

In Department News, Faculty News by John Paul BrabantLeave a Comment

UH Mānoa’s Dr. Kate McQuiston’s research on Stanley Kubrick’s films has distinguished her as a scholar of film music. October 2016, she gave pre-concert talks for the San Francisco Symphony’s 2001: A Space Odyssey shows. Dr. McQuiston’s talk, “The Musical Imagination of Stanley Kubrick,” set the stage for the musical tour of styles that underscore Kubrick’s narrative. The opening night …

View Post

Dr. Gabriel Arnold and the UH Mānoa Bands

In Bands, Department News by John Paul BrabantLeave a Comment

The level of quality and leadership continues this fall in the UH Mānoa Rainbow Warriors Marching Band with its new director, Dr. Gabriel Arnold. Dr. Arnold holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD in Music Education from Florida State University where his dissertation focused on music educators’ evolving self-awareness during initial years of teaching. A Marine Corps veteran, he honed his …