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Music of composer Yoomee Baek to be featured by Korean orchestra

In Composition, Student Accolades by Mike Matrasko

University of Hawaiˋi at Mānoa PhD composition student Yoomee Baek is composing three pieces of music to be performed in September 2020 by the Se-Jong Music Orchestra as part of its Ojakgyo Project. The Ojakgyo Project is a creative performance arts production created by the Korean Culture and Arts Council.  Baek said that the Council “supports exchanges and cooperation with …

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Testifying at the UN for Cultural Sustainability

In Ethnomusicology, Student Accolades by Cheyenne Lee

MA Ethnomusicology student Andrew Gumataotao has just returned from testifying at the United Nations in New York.  As part of the 11-member delegation from Guam to the UN’s Fourth Committee on decolonization, petitioners to the committee touched on the introduction of toxins to the soil and water, the continued militarization of Guam, the Dave Davis case that has essentially dealt what could …

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UH Composition Students Shine in Japan

In Composition, Student Accolades by General Entries

The UH Mānoa composition program continues to make its mark on the world. Four UH composition students, William Watson, Chris Molina, Andrew Filson and James Finamore were featured on the May 11 Chiba concert of Dolce Hogaku Ensemble (ドルチェ邦楽合奏団), a Tokyo-based Japanese instrument group, led by world-renowned shakuhachi performer, Seizan Sakata. The event was structured as a competition, with an …

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UHM Ethnomusicology Students Making Waves

In Ethnomusicology, Student Accolades by Travis Shaver

Current students of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s ethnomusicology program are making strides in the field. Here are a few of their remarkable accomplishments: Ethnomusicology PhD student Candi Steiner has been appointed as the Managing Editor for the University’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies. This position places her as the editor of multiple monographs in the very highly regarded …

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Voices of Aloha Return

In Choirs, Department News, Student Accolades by General Entries

Voices of Aloha, UH Mānoa’s touring choir, returned from their biennium trip abroad this summer with performances along the East Coast of Canada and continental United States. An ensemble of ambassadors, Voices of Aloha (VoA) exists to bring their song to international audiences and to provide UH Mānoa’s top students an elite artistic experience. In 2016, UH Mānoa sent students …

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UH Welcomes Pro Musica Nipponia

In Composition, Department News, Student Accolades by General Entries

In March 2016 UH Mānoa hosted a weeklong residency featuring the exceptional musicianship of the renowned Tokyo-based Japanese instrument ensemble Pro Musica Nipponia. Each year the UH Mānoa Composition Area arranges for a residency of visiting performers of East Asian instruments, a project that has been one of the cornerstones of Music Department culture at UH Mānoa for the past …

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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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Tyler Ramos, Division Winner in the MTNA Piano Competition

In Department News, Piano, Student Accolades by General Entries

TEMPE, ARIZONA—University of Hawai‘i Mānoa’s Tyler Ramos is the Southwest Division Winner in the MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition and will advance to the National Finals of the competition. The Southwest Division Competition, held January 9–10, 2016, at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, invites pianists who won their respective State Competitions representing Hawai‘i, California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and …

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PhD Student Candi Steiner Published and Honored

In Department News, Ethnomusicology, Student Accolades by General Entries

PhD student Candi Steiner is a third-year student in UH Mānoa’s ethnomusicology program who serves as a research assistant with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, where she assists with the Center’s publication program and in developing writing-focused workshops for CPIS students. This summer, she added two important accomplishments to her list of academic successes. Her article “A Sea of Warriors: …

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Chinese Music Virtuosi Residency at UH Mānoa Music Department

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

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 …