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Blasdel publishes three works on shakuhachi

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by Paul Cosme

Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi player and lecturer at UH Mānoa, published three works on the shakuhachi this month. The first is The Shakuhachi: A Learning Manual, which was originally published in 1988, and the first comprehensive English-language shakuhachi instruction book published by a major publishing house; Ongaku no Tomo-sha, Japan’s leading music press. Blasdel also published Jiuta Sōkyoku Lyrics and …

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Loong presents at AOSA as first Asian featured speaker

In Faculty News, Music Education by Paul Cosme

Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, professor and chair of the music education program at UH-Mānoa, was invited as the first Asian featured presenter at the 2023 American Orff-Schulwerk Association Professional Development Conference (AOSA) in Albuquerque, NM, Nov 1-4, 2023. Loong presented a series of sessions that highlighted approaching music education through multiculturalist lens based on her extensive work on the music of …

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Dr. Ricardo Trimillos named Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi

In Alumni Accolades, Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

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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Dr. Ricardo Trimillos is honored by International Council for Traditional Music and Dance

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by Thomas Osborne

From UH News The International Council for Traditional Music and Dance has awarded a lifetime membership to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Ricardo Trimillos for his years of advocacy, service and academic contributions. Trimillos is a professor emeritus in ethnomusicology and Asian studies at UH Mānoa. His career has been dedicated to helping build the ethnomusicology program in tandem with his former professor and mentor, Barbara …

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UH faculty member to present recital of Italian art song

In Faculty News, Voice by General Entries

On February 24, 2023, Dr. Maya Sypert (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) and her longtime performance partner, pianist José Meléndez (Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia) will present a recital of all Italian art song in February. The recital is co-presented by UHM and the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, with additional support from the Art Song Preservation Society of …

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Undergraduate Music Students intern with the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

In Department News, Faculty News, Music Education by General Entries

In Summer 2022, Sofia Furtado and Michael Han, undergraduate music students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa performed archival research and analysis of the history of programming at the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. The project, funded by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, was done under the supervision of professor Mari Yoshihara of the American Studies department, and will serve as …

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Saxophone and Horn duo complete semester-long residency in new music with UH composition students

In Composition, Department News, Faculty News, Music Education by General Entries

Dr. Jennifer Blackwell (Music Education) and Performer-Composer Brian Kavolius-Matherne (Brian KM) have completed a semester-long residency working with six of UH’s graduate composition students on original compositions for Alto Saxophone and Horn. The residency, which took place in Fall 2021, consisted of reading sessions, individual meetings with composers, and informational sessions on writing for the instruments, culminating in the recording …

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Musicology professor published in new collection of essays

In Department News, Faculty News, Musicology by General Entries

Assistant professor of music in musicology, Dr. Elina Hamiltonʻs essay, “Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884-1962): Patroness of Music Publishing” has been published in a new collection, The Routledge Handbook of Womenʻs Work in Music. The publishing company describes the new volume, which was published in December of 2021, as “a unique collection of core research by academics and music practitioners from around …

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In Memoriam: Barbara B. Smith, ethnomusicology program founder

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

Reposted from UH News Long respected as a champion for the study of music and dance from Hawaiʻi, Asia and the Pacific, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Emerita Barbara Barnard Smith, who founded the university’s ethnomusicology program died on the evening of July 3. Colleagues and former students gathered to virtually celebrate the veteran professor’s 101st birthday on June 10. Loved ones released this statement:“She …

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E Hoʻokani Kākou: Insights for the advancement of early childhood multi-cultural music education during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong.

In Department News, Faculty News, Music Education by General Entries

Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, a native Malaysian Chinese, serves as Chair of the music education area at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She has completed all levels of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education and is certified in the Kodály Method. As a conference speaker, Dr. Loong has presented at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. She has also presented internationally, …