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Music Department Faculty & Staff

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

Chairs

Dr. Donald Reid Womack | Department Chair, Professor of Music
Dr. Maya Sypert | Associate Chair, Undergraduate Chair, Professor of Music
Dr. Thomas Osborne | Graduate Chair, Professor of Music

Composition & Theory

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

Dr. Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti | Lecturer in Music

Musicology

Dr. Elina Hamilton | Area Head, Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Kate McQuiston | Professor of Music, on leave fall 2023

Jane Kerns | Lecturer in Music
Dr. Valeria Wenderoth
 | Lecturer in Music

Ethnomusicology

Dr. R. Anderson Sutton | Area Head, Professor of Music,

Christopher Blasdel | Lecturer in Music
Dr. Benjamin Fairfield | Lecturer in Music, Thai Ensemble
Dr. Eun-Young Jung | Lecturer in Music
Jay W. Junker | Lecturer in Music, Traditional & Popular Music
Norman Kaneshiro | Lecturer in Music, Okinawan Ensemble
Darin Miyashiro | Lecturer in Music, Japanese Koto
Byron Moon | Lecturer in Music, Javanese Gamelan
Dr. Kirk Sullivan | Lecturer in Music
Noenoelani Zuttermeister | Lecturer in Music, Hawaiian Hula & Chant

Music Education

Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong | Area Head, Professor of Music
Dr. Kim Barclift | Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman | Professor of Music, Director of Bands
Prof. Joseph Stepec | Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras

Dr. Joshua Habermann | Lecturer in Music, Interim Director of Choral Activities
Rucci Aamodt | Lecturer in Music

Ensembles

Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman | Area Head, Professor of Music, Director of Bands
Dr. Dustin Ferguson | Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Interim Associate Director of Bands
Gwen Nakamura | Assistant Director of Bands
Dr. Joshua Habermann | Lecturer in Music, Interim Director of Choral Activities
Prof. Joseph Stepec | Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras
Dean Taba | Lecturer in Music, Jazz Band

Piano

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

Bichuan Li | Lecturer in Music, Keyboard Coordinator
Dr. Tyler Ramos | Lecturer in Music
Dr. Wendy Yamashita | Lecturer in Music

Voice

Dr. Maya Sypert | Professor of Music, Mezzo-Soprano
Prof. John Mount | Area Head, Professor of Music, Bass-Baritone

Dr. Joshua Habermann | Lecturer in Music, Interim Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Martina Bingham | Lecturer in Music, Voice
Blair Boone-Migura | Lecturer in Music, Song Literature

Instrumental

Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman | Area Head, Professor of Music, Director of Bands
Dr. Dustin Ferguson | Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Interim Associate Director of Bands
Dr. I-Bei Lin | Professor of Music, Cello & Chamber Music
Prof. Joseph Stepec | Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras

Jason Byerlotzer | Lecturer in Music, Trombone
Brad Davis | Lecturer in Music, Percussion
Dr. Nikki Ebisu | Lecturer in Music, Violin
Dr. Alex Hayashi | Lecturer in Music, Oboe/English Horn
Colton Hironaka| Lecturer in Music, Horn
Ignace Jang | Lecturer in Music, Violin
Marie Lickwar | Lecturer in Music, Horn
James Moffitt | Lecturer in Music, Clarinet
Paul Nelson | Lecturer in Music, Guitar
Dr. Thomas J. Ricer
| Lecturer in Music, Tuba/Euphonium
Sabrina Saiki-Mita | Lecturer in Music, Flute
Jordan Schifino | Lecturer in Music, Percussion
Marsha Sweitzer | Lecturer in Music, Bassoon
Casey Tamanaha | Lecturer in Music, Trumpet
Anna Womack | Lecturer in Music, Viola
Sayuri Yamamoto | Lecturer in Music, Double Bass
Todd Yukumoto | Lecturer in Music, Saxophone

Staff

Cindy Nakashima | Secretary, cindymn@hawaii.edu, 808-956-7756 (Rm 3)
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)
Dr. William Watson | Educational Specialist, watsonwm@hawaii.edu, 808-956-7786 (Orvis)
Justin Woo | Director of Operations, justinyb@hawaii.edu, 808-956-5207 (Rm 107)

open | Music & Audiovisual Librarian, 808-956-5425 (Sinclair Library, Rm 102)

Graduate Assistants

Jessica Ackerley | ackerley@hawaii.edu
Jun Yi Chow | jychow@hawaii.edu

Gustavo D’Amico | gvd@hawaii.edu
Morgan Chan | morgansc@hawaii.edu
Paul Cosme | pcosme@hawaii.edu
Donna Hyde Wyland  | donnahw@hawaii.edu
Peter Meyer | pgameyer@hawaii.edu
Holly Pippin| hlpippin@hawaii.edu

Retired Faculty

Peter Coraggio | Piano*
Douglas Engelhardt | Music Education
Dorothy Gillett | Professor Emerita of Music, Music Education, Hawaiian Chorus*
Marvin Greenberg | Professor Emeritus of Music, Music Education
Dale Hall | Musicology
Robert Hines | Professor Emeritus of Music, Choral Conducting*
Annette Johansson | Professor Emerita of Music, Voice
Dorothy Kahananui | Professor Emerita of Music, Music Education*
Marian Kerr | Professor Emerita of Music, Piano*
Elmer Takeo Kudo | Professor Emeritus of Music, Composition & Theory
Frederick Lau | Professor Emeritus of Music, Ethnomusicology
Byong Won Lee | Professor Emeritus of Music, Ethnomusicology
Richard Lum | Professor Emeritus of Music, Director of Bands*
Paul Lyddon | Professor Emeritus of Music, Piano
Neil McKay | Professor Emeritus of Music, Composition & Theory*
Barbara McLain | Professor of Music, Music Education
Henry Miyamura | Professor Emeritus of Music, Orchestra & Clarinet
Jane Freeman Moulin | Professor Emerita of Music
Grant K. Okamura | Professor Emeritus of Music, Band
Anthony Palmer | Music Education*
Laurence Paxton | Professor Emeritus of Music, Voice
William Pfeiffer | Professor Emeritus of Music, Voice *
Norman Rian | Professor Emeritus of Music, Choral*
Armand Russell | Professor Emeritus of Music, Composition & Theory*
Edward Shipwright | Professor Emeritus of Music, Piano*
Barbara Smith | Professor Emerita 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 | Professor Emeritus of Music, Musicology*
Richard Vine | Professor Emeritus of Music, Choral*
Lesley Wright | Professor Emerita of Music, Musicology
Byron K. Yasui | Professor Emeritus of MusicComposition & Theory
Thomas Bingham | Professor Emeritus of Music

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