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Dr. Ricardo Trimillos named Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi

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Adapted from UH News Ricardo Trimillos, renowned professor who has made lasting contributions to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the greater community, was celebrated as Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi on February 10. The 49th annual ceremony paid tribute to individuals who have significantly enriched the cultural tapestry of the islands. Trimillos, a professor emeritus of ethnomusicology was recognized …

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Alumni Updates

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Many recent graduates from the UH-Mānoa Music Department are making waves in their communities and beyond. Here we highlight the achievements of three alumni: An award-winning film music composer, Dr. Marie Jocelyn Marfil (PhD 2016) is Associate Professor of Music at the University of the Philippines College of Music and the Associate in Arts of Music Program Coordinator. Since receiving …

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Ethnomusicology graduate Yuan-Yu Kuan joins Academia Sinica

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Former Asian Studies Lecturer Dr. Yuan-Yu Kuan has been appointed Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Academia Sinica, the premier research institution of Taiwan. This prestigious and highly competitive award supports research and publication for emerging young scholars. The appointment (July 2021-June 2023) provides access to the vast and comprehensive archives of the Academia Sinica and other archives throughout the nation. His …

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Alumnus and Faculty Member Ben Fairfield Receives Fulbright

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The Department of Music is pleased to announce that Ben Fairfield (PhD University of Hawaiʻi 2017) has received a 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. His project is to research Karen music, identity, and representation at the Karen Ecomuseum in Mae Sot, Thailand. He plans to be in Thailand from May-August 2020. An alumnus of the East-West Center, Ben is currently affiliate faculty with …

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HSO to Premiere Dr. Michael-Thomas Foumai’s ‘Raise Hawaiki’

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Dr. Michael-Thomas Foumai has been hard at work preparing for the world premiere of his new piece, Raise Hawaiki. “Raise Hawaiki” will be premiered by the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra, Oʻahu Choral Society, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Choirs, Hawaiʻi Youth Opera Chorus, and the choral programs at Kapiʻolani Community College and Windward Community College on March 28, 2019 at 7:30 …

Uyehara Returns to Lead the UHSO

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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 …