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Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman to Present at the Midwest Clinic

In Bands, Faculty News by Travis Shaver

Associate Professor and Director of Bands Jeffrey Boeckman has been invited to present at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois this December, at a session entitled “Bridging the Gender Gap: Developing Strategies for Creating Equity in Ensemble Programming.” The Midwest Clinic International Band Orchestra, and Music Conference is the country’s oldest and largest music education conference, with more than 17,000 …

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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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A Summer of Books and Movies

In Faculty News, Musicology by Travis Shaver

What’s new with the musicology faculty? Kate McQuiston has been listening to the movies. She says: “Filmmakers and composers are coming up with new, provocative ways of using sound and music in their movies. I’ve had to invent some new words to describe these dynamic collisions and layers of sound and music in an effective way. Take, for example, movies …

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UH Marching Band Featured in Ka Leo

In Bands by Travis Shaver

The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warrior Marching Band was recently featured in an article in UHM’s campus newspaper, Ka Leo. The article, titled “New season, new faces, new music,” discusses UH’s new band director Dr. Adam Kehl, the composition of the band, and some of the positive things the band does for the university. Click here to check out the article …

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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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Dr. Byong Won Lee, Pioneer of Korean Ethnomusicology

In Uncategorized by Travis Shaver

Dr. Byong Won Lee, Professor of Ethnomusicology, is enjoying an exciting year with the National Gugak Center—a South Korean government organization of traditional performing arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. From May 24-26 of this summer, he acted as an advisor to the Advisory Committee for the production of audio CDs and DVDs featuring the Korean music …

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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 …