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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 Dalen Wuest

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 Dalen Wuest

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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Sejong Korean Music Orchestra Performs Works Yoomee Baek

In Composition, Department News by General Entries

"The Ojakyo Project" is a program to promote creative new music with orchestras and composers supported by the Korean Culture and Arts Commission. Yoomee was selected as a composer for the two-year project from 2021 to 2022, and this year's second Ojakyo project will be carried out with the Sejong Korean Music Orchestra. "Unlike other Korean traditional music orchestras, the ...
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New Merrie Monarch features UH Music faculty, students, and alumni

In Department News, Ethnomusicology by General Entries

From UH News From ʻōlapa (dancer), competition judge to television host, numerous University of Hawaiʻi faculty, staff, students and alumni are among participants at the upcoming 58th annual Merrie Monarch Festival set to return to Hilo, Hawaiʻi June 24–26. Anticipation of the world-famous hula competition has continued to grow after organizers canceled the event in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic first started to grip the …

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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 Ethnomusicology Association at UH Mānoa 11th Annual “Words on Music: Speaker Series” presents: Professor Brian Diettrich

In Department News, Ethnomusicology by General Entries

The Ethnomusicology Association at UH Mānoa is proud to invite Prof. Brian Diettrich for the Words on Music Speaker Series. Dr. Diettrich is a senior lecturer in Ethnomusicology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and is a UHM alumnus. His research focuses on the music and dance of Micronesia with particular interest in Indigenous performance, imperialism and decolonization, environment …

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Music on Maui: Advancing the arts in the midst of hardships with Dr. Jonathan Korth

In Department News, Faculty News, Piano by General Entries

We all understand the limitations imposed on performers by the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in. However, these physical restrictions are providing musicians worldwide with opportunities to innovate and find alternative ways to share their music with others.  On January 30th, pianist virtuoso and educator Dr. Jonathan Korth streamed a piano concert directly from the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s …

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Dexterous: Meet Charleston International Music Competition finalist Alyssa Hironaka

In Department News, Piano, Student Accolades by General Entries

“It was a huge, but pleasant surprise. I received an email from the Charleston International Music Competition about this and initially thought that it was spam mail because I never gave them my email address before. I checked into the competition, found out that it was legitimate, and decided to participate since I could send them a recent video of …

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Eastbound: Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship awarded to graduate student Chris Molina

In Composition, Department News, Student Accolades by General Entries

Christopher Molina, PhD candidate in Composition at UHM, has been named the recipient of the 2021-22 Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship. This highly-competitive scholarship is offered those whose studies and research intersect with Japan, and offers students the opportunity to travel to Japan in order to deepen their knowledge and experience. The vision for the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation is …

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From Home: New Album by UH-Mānoa Ph. D. student Rafael Borges Amaral

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UH-Mānoa Ph.D. student Rafael Borges Amaral has recently released a new album for duo guitar, From Home, in collaboration with Wesley Amorim. According to Rafael, the album explores Brazilian songs that he and Wesley listened to while growing up in Brazil. The album includes compositions from Gilberto Gil, Djavan, and Tom Jobim, Rafael’s arrangement of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed …