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Blasdel publishes three works on shakuhachi

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by Paul Cosme

Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi player and lecturer at UH Mānoa, published three works on the shakuhachi this month. The first is The Shakuhachi: A Learning Manual, which was originally published in 1988, and the first comprehensive English-language shakuhachi instruction book published by a major publishing house; Ongaku no Tomo-sha, Japan’s leading music press. Blasdel also published Jiuta Sōkyoku Lyrics and …

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Loong presents at AOSA as first Asian featured speaker

In Faculty News, Music Education by Paul Cosme

Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, professor and chair of the music education program at UH-Mānoa, was invited as the first Asian featured presenter at the 2023 American Orff-Schulwerk Association Professional Development Conference (AOSA) in Albuquerque, NM, Nov 1-4, 2023. Loong presented a series of sessions that highlighted approaching music education through multiculturalist lens based on her extensive work on the music of …

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Dr. Ricardo Trimillos named Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi

In Alumni Accolades, Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

Adapted from UH News Ricardo Trimillos, renowned professor who has made lasting contributions to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the greater community, was celebrated as Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi on February 10. The 49th annual ceremony paid tribute to individuals who have significantly enriched the cultural tapestry of the islands. Trimillos, a professor emeritus of ethnomusicology was recognized …

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Record donation of $3.5M made to UH Mānoa music department

In Department News, Ethnomusicology by General Entries

From UH Foundation A record $3.5-million gift to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa from the Barbara Barnard Smith Foundation will fund the music department’s first-ever endowed chair. The newly established Professor Barbara Barnard Smith Endowed Chair supports the university’s desire and commitment to revitalize its ethnomusicology program and honors the legacy of the late revered UH Mānoa professor who died in 2021. “This …

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Alumni Updates

In Alumni Accolades by General Entries

Many recent graduates from the UH-Mānoa Music Department are making waves in their communities and beyond. Here we highlight the achievements of three alumni: An award-winning film music composer, Dr. Marie Jocelyn Marfil (PhD 2016) is Associate Professor of Music at the University of the Philippines College of Music and the Associate in Arts of Music Program Coordinator. Since receiving …

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UH Symphony Orchestra to perform at Discover UH-Mānoa

In Orchestra by General Entries

The University of Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra (The UHSO) will be giving a sneak-peak performance on Saturday, October 21st of its fall program in the Art Auditorium on the campus of UHM from 12:30 to 1pm! The orchestra will be performing music from the symphonic pops literature including: selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber and the music of Berlioz and Bizet’s much loved …

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Dr. Ricardo Trimillos is honored by International Council for Traditional Music and Dance

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by Thomas Osborne

From UH News The International Council for Traditional Music and Dance has awarded a lifetime membership to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Ricardo Trimillos for his years of advocacy, service and academic contributions. Trimillos is a professor emeritus in ethnomusicology and Asian studies at UH Mānoa. His career has been dedicated to helping build the ethnomusicology program in tandem with his former professor and mentor, Barbara …

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UH-Mānoa Music Department welcomes new professor Dr. Kim Barclift

In Department News, Music Education by General Entries

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa welcomes new Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Kim Barclift, who will be teaching in the Music Education area. Dr. Barclift comes to us from North Carolina, where she served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Elon University. Additionally, Dr. Barclift supervised student teachers pursuing degrees in instrumental music education at the University of …

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Musicology professor featured on award-winning podcast

In Department News, Musicology by General Entries

UH musicology professor, Kate McQuiston PhD, was a featured guest on the March episode of the MUBI Podcast to discuss Stanley Kubrickʻs 2001: A Space Odyssey. Dr. McQuiston has studied film music for years, publishing several articles and the book, “We’ll Meet Again”: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick (Oxford University Press, 2013). She first became interested in …