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Institute of Hawaiian music student showcase
Institute of Hawaiian music student showcase

Information courtesy: University of Hawai’i Maui College

Kahului, HI — May 1, 2012 —Get ready for an unforgettable Kani Ka Pila at Maui Arts & Cultural Center featuring the next generation of Hawaiian Music performers.  The Institute of Hawaiian Music is holding its first student showcase Thursday, May 10th in the McCoy Studio Theater.  This special performance is an important step towards the students’ goal of becoming professional musicians and continuing the Hawaiian Music tradition.  Attendees can look forward to hearing a mix of ‘ukulele, guitar, keyboards, & vocals.

“This concert is the world premiere of the IHM students, and the first of many we'll enjoy in the years ahead. The students have been learning together for only one semester and already we can see that our dream to preserve and promote Hawaiian music is alive and well,” said UH Maui College music professor, Dr. Robert D. Wehrman.

"I'm really proud of all the hard work the students have put into rehearsing this show,” said IHM coordinator and 4-time Grammy winner George Kahumoku, Jr. “They've all grown so much as musicians and I'm excited to see them perform Hawaiian music in front of a large audience."

The University of Hawai’i Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music is a one-of-a-kind, two-year, musical mentorship opportunity dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian music through establishing mentor relationships with professional Hawaiian musicians. The institute seeks out aspiring, ambitious musicians and gives them personal training, guidance, and knowledge through mentor-mentee relationships and provides rare, exclusive opportunities to students to perform within the Hawaiian music industry. 

The IHM Student showcase is Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30pm in the McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets for the show are on sale now through the MACC Box Office, by phone 242-SHOW (7469), or online at MauiArts.org. General admission is $20, $10 for students and seniors, and is free for children 12 years and under (must be ticketed).

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