Assistant Director of Bands
Gwen Nakamura is Assistant Band Director, Assistant Director of the Marching Band and Director of the Concert Band at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She received her Bachelor of Education in Music and Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She conducts and writes shows for the Marching Band and is the conductor of the Pep Bands.
Ms. Nakamura is an accomplished saxophonist and bassoonist and has taught applied music for UH on the saxophone. She has many secondary students in both saxophone and bassoon. Before coming to the University she led successful band programs at Castle High School and Kahuku High School.
Her professional affiliations include the National Band Association, Music Educators National Conference, Hawaii Music Educators Association, and the College Band Directors National Association.