Congratulations Music Graduates!

In Department News, Student Accolades by General Entries

The UH-Mānoa Music Department recognizes and congratulates all those graduating this semester and in the summer. Music Department Chairperson Laurence Paxton sends his warm wishes in a message to all 2020 music graduates:

Congratulations to all the talented 2020 graduating students of the University of Hawaii Department of Music.  Your school and your community are proud of your accomplishments.  Nelson Mandela once said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  I like to think that music can change lives.  Go out into the world.  Make music.  Change lives.

Congratulations graduates!

Graduate Degrees

Maria Ann Carmichael
Master of Music: Voice

Gao, Yanxiazi
Master of Arts: Ethnomusicology

Nick Matherne
Master of Arts: Music Education

Emily Vidler
Master of Music: Voice

Mike Matrasko
Master of Music: Trumpet

Jie Gao
Master of Music: Piano

Brandon K. Hamilton
Master of Music: Piano

James Bradley Thompson
Master of Music: Piano

Marcus Suteji Shinbo 
Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Secondary Education (Music)

Bachelor’s Degrees

Elizabeth Kiana Anuhea Baker
Bachelor of Education: Voice

Morgan Lenay Bernat
Bachelor of Music: Voice

Gabriel Choy
Bachelor of Education: Tuba

Lianne Hirano
Bachelor of Arts: Saxophone

Kathy Kwock
Bachelor of Arts: Piano

Jonathon-Michael Palompo
Bachelor of Music: Voice

Eleanor Bennett-White
Bachelor of Arts: Voice

Samuel Chen
Bachelor of Music: Piano

James Alan Finamore
Bachelor of Music: Composition

Alyssa Kananiokalani Keiko Hironaka
Bachelor of Music: Piano

Mariko Mahealani Niosco
Bachelor of Education: Saxophone