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UH Musicologist Dr. Kate McQuiston at Davies Symphony Hall

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UH Mānoa’s Dr. Kate McQuiston’s research on Stanley Kubrick’s films has distinguished her as a scholar of film music. October 2016, she gave pre-concert talks for the San Francisco Symphony’s 2001: A Space Odyssey shows. Dr. McQuiston’s talk, “The Musical Imagination of Stanley Kubrick,” set the stage for the musical tour of styles that underscore Kubrick’s narrative. The opening night …

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 Faculty Invited as Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Frederick Lau of UH Mānoa’s Music Department presented a keynote-speech at the symposium “Sounds, Images, and Texts on China’s Periphery” held during the week of September 18th, 2016, at Hong Kong Baptist University. The symposium sought to forge new grounds for the study of Chinese literature, visual and performing arts as encountering its various forms of Otherness. The title of …

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UH Music Bids Farewell to David Blon

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Professor David Blon left the UH Mānoa faculty at the end of the 2015–16 academic year. David Blon served UH Mānoa with a clarity of vision and dedication to excellence akin to former directors of band Richard Lum, Grant Okamura, and Tom Bingham. During his five years Mr. Blon lead the UH Mānoa Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, took on …

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Voices of Aloha: From Montréal to Manhattan

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Voices of Aloha, UH Mānoa’s touring choir, looks forward to their biennium trip abroad with performances along the East Coast of Canada and continental United States this year. An ensemble of ambassadors, Voices of Aloha exist to bring their song to international audiences. Under the direction of Dr. Miguel Felipe, they provide augmentation of UH Mānoa student experiences and an …

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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 …

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jane Freeman Moulin

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s chair of undergraduate studies in music, Dr. Jane Freeman Moulin, enhances the first major exhibition of Marquesan Art at at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris with her work, “l’Univers De La Fête: Une Vision Inspirée Des Premières Descriptions Des Îles Marquises.” Dr. Moulin’s contribution to Mata Hoata, arts et société aux îles Marquises, the …

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The UH Mānoa Chinese Ensemble Travels to Tahiti

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The UH Mānoa Chinese Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Frederick Lau, was invited by the University French Polynesia (UFP) to perform concerts in Tahiti for one week. Members of the group performed several concerts at venues such as the Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia, the Sinitong Chinese Association New Year Celebration at the Kanti (Guandi) Temple ground, and the …

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UH Faculty Member Elected to National Post

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Mānoa’s own director of choral activities, Dr. Miguel Ángel Felipe, was elected to serve as vice president of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). The announcement was made on December 15 by Dr. Mitos Andaya Hart, outgoing president of NCCO and associate director of choral activities at Temple University. The Organization was founded in 2005 specifically to serve collegiate choral musicians …

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Byron Yasui’s ‘Ukulele Concerto Premiered by Jake Shimabukuro

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Music fans of multiple stripes were given a treat this past June with the world premiere of professor emeritus Byron Yasui’s Concerto for ‘Ukulele and Orchestra, Campanella. International superstar Jake Shimabukuro took the stage with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, to the thrill of the audience. Yasui’s exciting and intricately crafted score ranged from sublimely …