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Dr. Gabriel Arnold and the UH Mānoa Bands

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The level of quality and leadership continues this fall in the UH Mānoa Rainbow Warriors Marching Band with its new director, Dr. Gabriel Arnold. Dr. Arnold holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD in Music Education from Florida State University where his dissertation focused on music educators’ evolving self-awareness during initial years of teaching. A Marine Corps veteran, he honed his …

In Memoriam: Prof. Richard Lum

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Prof. Richard S. Lum, UH Mānoa’s director of bands from 1960 to 1985 and professor of music, emeritus, passed the week of September 18th. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a man who profoundly impacted our university. Prof. Lum parts with a 90-year life well lived and rich musical legacy. Prof. Lum played an integral …

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UH Wind Ensemble’s National Reputation Shines

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The University of Hawai‘i Wind Ensemble performed at the Western/Northwestern College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Conference in Reno, Nevada, March 2016. The UH Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, was one of only nine groups selected by audition to perform. The student ensemble also conducted high school outreach clinics and concerts in the San Francisco Bay …

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Two Conductors to Join Mānoa’s Music Faculty

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The University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Music Department proudly announces the selection of two professors to join the music faculty this coming fall. Gabriel Arnold and Joseph Stepec were announced this week as the newest members of this world-class faculty of musicians, composers, and scholars. Joseph Stepec will become the director of orchestras and lead UH’s beloved symphony orchestra starting in …

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Composer Ian Dicke in Residence at UH Mānoa

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Composer Ian Dicke will be in residence at the Music Department Thursday–Sunday, February 26–March 1, in conjunction with the UH Wind Ensemble’s performance of his music on their March 1 concert. Praised for his “refreshingly well-structured” (Feast of Music) and “uncommonly memorable” (Sequenza 21) catalogue of works, Dicke currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Digital Composition at the University …

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Bergen Wind Quintet works with UH music students

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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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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 …