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UH Music Bids Farewell to David Blon

In Bands, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

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

In Choirs, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

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

In Bands, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

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

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

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

In Department News, Ethnomusicology, Faculty News, Student Accolades by General Entries

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

In Composition, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

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 …

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Paintings Come to Life on Kennedy’s Mainstage

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Stephen Sondheim’s artistic masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George, directed by department chair and professor of theatre Paul T. Mitri, on the Mainstage at Kennedy Theatre. The musical follows Georges-Pierre Seurat, called George (played by Timothy Callais), as he creates his most famous work, …

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Music Department welcome conductor, Dr Alec Schumacker

In Choirs, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

Dr. Alec Schumacker joins the University of Hawai‘i’s Music Department this fall as conductor of the University Chorus. Joining Dr. Miguel Felipe, director of choral activities, and Nola Nāhulu, Schumacker brings a wealth of experience to the choral area. Schumacker is the choral teacher at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, a position he’d held since 2013, and previously served as the interim …

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Chinese Music Virtuosi Residency at UH Mānoa Music Department

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In February the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Music Department and the East-West Center hosted the Chinese Music Virtuosi, an ensemble made up of some of Hong Kong’s finest performers and teachers. The group, which performs on traditional Chinese instruments, has toured extensively performing both contemporary and traditional repertoire. While at UH Mānoa, the ensemble took part in a number of presentations …