Nola A. Nāhulu

Lecturer in Music

Nola A. Nāhulu has devoted herself to educating Hawai‘i’s children since 1978 at the Our Redeemer Lutheran School, the Kamehameha Schools, and the University Lab School. Since 1982 she has directed the Hawaiian Chorus at the UH Music Department.

Her broad choral experience also includes Hawai‘i Children’s Chorus, Moloka‘i Children’s Chorus, and the Bishop Memorial Choir. She is currently choral director for Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club, Kawaiaha‘o Church, Hawai‘i Opera Theatre, Ka Waiola o Na Pukanileo, and has served as the Executive Director for the Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus since 1986. In her spare time she sings with No Kaliko, an a cappella trio devoted to Hawaiian choral music. With her family she is owner of Bete, Inc., manufacturer of classic mu‘umu‘u.

Ms. Nāhulu has also served the community as a board member of FM/AM Music and Society for General Music, as a panelist for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and as President and member of the board of the American Choral Directors’ Association, Hawai‘i Chapter. In honor of her many activities she was named Hawaiian of the Year in 1987 by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.