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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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UH-Mānoa Music Department welcomes new professor Dr. Kim Barclift

In Department News, Music Education by General Entries

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa welcomes new Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Kim Barclift, who will be teaching in the Music Education area. Dr. Barclift comes to us from North Carolina, where she served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Elon University. Additionally, Dr. Barclift supervised student teachers pursuing degrees in instrumental music education at the University 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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UH Mānoa Music Education department ranks among nation’s top ‘best value’ programs

In Music Education by General Entries

Reposted from UH News The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Music earned top rankings in a national survey of music education programs. UH Mānoa’s MA in Music Education ranked fourth out of the 15 top programs in the U.S. in the 2021 edition of Best Value Schools. The evaluation is based on tuition and estimated completion time. “We are proud to offer a high quality master’s program that is …

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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, …

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The Symphony of the Birds Performed by UH Wind Ensemble on Kaua’i

In Bands, Composition, Music Education by General Entries

The UH Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, recently visited Kaua’i to perform three concerts of the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds. The first concert took place on Sunday February 23, 2020 and was a standing-room-only ‘ohana concert. The other two keiki concerts took place on Monday February 24th, 2020. Dr. Boeckman said about the concert series, “The Sunday …

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UHM NAfME Chapter Receives National Award

In Music Education by General Entries

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Collegiate chapter at the University of Hawai’i has been awarded the NAfME 2018 Chapter of Excellence Award. As part of the award, members of the chapter’s student leadership are invited to attend this year’s Collegiate Advocacy Summit. At the summit, the members will be presented with a plaque at the annual Hill Day …