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The Music Department bids farewell to Dr. Frederick Lau

In Department News, Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by Travis Shaver

This Spring 2019 semester, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Music bids farewell to long-time ethnomusicology faculty member Dr. Frederick Lau. Retiring after many years with the university, Dr. Lau has been very active inside and outside the university. During his stay at UHM, he was responsible for making ethnomusicology visible to the rest of the university by …

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UH Faculty Work Together to Create the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds

In Composition, Department News by Travis Shaver

On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, Dr. Takuma Itoh and other UH Mānoa faculty welcomed approximately 5000 young students to see the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds at Blaisdell Concert Hall. The project, initiated by Dr. Itoh and professors in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the College of Education, and involved composers, artists, scientists, educators from …

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The UH Mānoa Music Department welcomes Dr. Jace Saplan

In Choirs, Department News by Travis Shaver

The department is pleased to welcome Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan, Interim Director of Choral Activities. As an alumnus of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the first Native Hawaiian to receive a DMA in Choral Conducting, Dr. Saplan is excited to serve a community that is close to his heart. He states, “It is a gift to work for …

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In Memoriam: Edward Shipwright

In Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

The Music Department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Edward Shipwright. Dr. Edward Shipwright, 85, passed away on April 17, 2018 at St. Francis Hospice in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. Before his appointment to the piano faculty at the University of Hawai‘i in 1970, Edward Shipwright was a member of the …

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The UH Mānoa Music Department welcomes Dr. Jennifer Blackwell to music education faculty

In Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

Jennifer Blackwell is a Canadian music educator, saxophonist, and music researcher. Her research interests include applied teaching expertise (from behavioral, cognitive, social/cultural, and affective perspectives), music performance expertise, applications of Problem-Based Learning, and teacher training. She has published research and practitioner articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Research in Music Performance, The Saxophone Symposium, Gender, Education, …

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The UH Mānoa Music Department welcomes Dr. Adam Kehl, Marching Band Director Designate

In Bands, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

The Music Department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is very excited to announce that Dr. Adam Kehl will be joining our faculty this fall as our Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Rainbow Warrior Marching Band. Dr. Kehl joins us from his position at Elon University, where for four years he has served as Director of …

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In Memoriam: Paul Barrett

In Department News, Faculty News by Thomas Osborne

With deep sadness, the UH Music Department grieves the loss of Paul Barrett. Paul served as our applied bassoon faculty since 1978, teaching and inspiring generations of bassoon students. This is a profoundly sad day for all of his current and former students, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (where Paul had served as principal bassoonist for forty years), and the wider …

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Graduate Assistantships Available at University of Hawai’i Music Department

In Department News by Thomas Osborne

The Music Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa announces the availability of graduate assistantships for qualified students entering graduate degree programs in Music. UH-Mānoa offers programs that accommodate a wide range of specializations within the field of music and affords access to the highest levels of study and training. All programs are accredited by the National Association of …

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Mike Lewis Named Leader of UH Mānoa Jazz Band

In Bands, Department News, Faculty News by General Entries

The Music Department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is proud to announce jazz trumpeter and band leader Mike Lewis will join the UH Music ʻohana this fall as Director of the UH Jazz Band. Director of Bands at UH Mānoa Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman says,“we’re very excited to have Mike Lewis with us. Mike brings a wealth of professional …

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UH Mānoa Hosts Korean Music Conference

In Composition, Department News, Ethnomusicology by General Entries

The UH Mānoa Music Department hosts a conference entitled New Traditions: An International Exchange in Contemporary Music for Korean Instruments, February 16–19, 2017. The event is produced with support from the Center for Korean Studies at UH Mānoa. Visiting Korean instrument virtuosi from the US mainland and abroad will lead workshops on 21st century notational trends, traditional performance practices, and contemporary techniques. The conference …