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Bergen Wind Quintet works with UH music students

In Bands, Department News by Miguel Felipe0 Comments

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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UH faculty member finds music ‘key’

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Music Department faculty member Bichuan Li was the subject of a recent profile in UH Mānoa’s student newspaper, Ka Leo, The Voice. In the article by staff writer Abbygail Sadoy, Ms. Li’s remarkable journey as a musician is explored from her birth in China and relocation to Hawai‘i in 1982, to her graduate study at UH in the 1980s and her present …

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Conductor Rodney Eichenberger Visits UHChoirs

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The UHChoirs welcomed famed conductor and pedagogue Rodney Eichenberger to the music department on Wednesday, September 17. Eichenberger led rehearsals for both the Concert Choir and Chambers Singers who are diligently preparing for a late November concert. Concert Choir alto Lucía Puente Trevino noticed how Prof. Eichenberger was able to elicit students’ best singing without relying on detailed technical explanations. …

Uyehara Returns to Lead the UHSO

In Alumni Accolades, Faculty News, Orchestra by Miguel Felipe0 Comments

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa graduate Chad Uyehara returns to the Music Department as conductor of the UH Symphony Orchestra for the 2014–2015 year. Mr. Uyehara joins the faculty after several years conducting the orchestras for St. Andrew’s Priory and as conductor with the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony Association here in O‘ahu. Uyehara taught in the Clark County School District in Nevada, the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic, …

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UH Lecturer, Alumna, and Students Take the Stage at Opera NEO

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Three Music Department members spent their summer singing with Opera NEO, a program for developing young artists in San Diego, California. Soprano Martina Bingham, lecturer in music, voice, and UH alumna, sang the role of Second Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, in a production that transformed the ladies into figures from the Spanish Inquisition. Guarding the fortress as Armored Guard …

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Conductor Jeffrey Boeckman to Speak at WASBE Conference

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Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, director of bands and assistant professor of music, has been invited to speak at the World Association of Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) International Conference on the wind music of Mozart. WASBE is the premiere international organization for the wind band world, with prominent conductors, composers, and performers from around the globe. The conference will take Dr. Boeckman to San Jose, California, …

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Nāhulu Awarded 2014 Ho‘okele Award

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Faculty member and Hawaiian Chorus conductor, Nola A. Nāhulu, was recently awarded a Ho‘okele Award. The honor, given by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, “pays tribute to leaders from the nonprofit sector—the guiding forces in our community who strive to make Hawai’i a better place. Just as a steersman, ho‘okele, is key to guiding a canoe successfully to its destination, this award …