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UH faculty member to present recital of Italian art song

In Faculty News, Voice by General Entries

On February 24, 2023, Dr. Maya Sypert (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) and her longtime performance partner, pianist José Meléndez (Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia) will present a recital of all Italian art song in February. The recital is co-presented by UHM and the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, with additional support from the Art Song Preservation Society of …

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Nā Wai Chamber Choir Performs at ACDA Conference

In Choirs, Department News, Faculty News, Voice by General Entries

This past march, the music department’s choral ensemble-in-residence, Nā Wai Chamber Choir, was invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Western Region Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Known for the preservation, propagation, and innovation of Hawaiian vocal music, Nā Wai Chamber Choir was one of the first ensembles of its kind to perform at the ACDA …

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Voice program welcomes two distinguished artists for residencies

In Department News, Voice by General Entries

The UHM Music Department is pleased to welcome back José Meléndez and Michael Rafter for residencies in the voice program. As pianist and music director for the Opera Workshop under the direction of John Mount. Mr. Meléndez has worked with the students of the vocal area before and has played with and prepared the Opera Workshop for a concert last …