Certificate in Music

Benefit from a diverse set of experiences designed to enhance musicianship, encourage music creativity, and foster a better understanding of music’s role in our world. UH West O‘ahu’s Certificate in Music offers Music study for all majors, with four interest areas: Music Performance; Music Theory and Music Writing; Music Technology; and Music History and Literature….

Certificate in Music

University Strings

Be a part of the University Strings second year!  The ensemble will perform string orchestra literature from a variety of eras, including new work from today’s composers and arrangements of well-loved tunes. Fall 2019 rehearsals begin on Thursday, August 29 at 6:30-8:30pm in Room D-237 and continue on Thursday evenings through December 6. Highlights of…

University Strings

Music Recording Lab

The Music Recording Lab brings industry-standard technology into the curriculum, and serves as a project-oriented introduction to music and sound production and dissemination. The D-249 Music Recording Lab gives students hand-on learning experience in studio recording workflow, featuring music industry standard equipment including digital and analog mixers, microphones, Mac-based DAWs (including Digital Performer and Pro…

Music Recording Lab

University Chorus

Sing beautiful choral music from all over the world. Bring a friend and de-stress with your University Chorus ʻohana. No experience necessary! The University Chorus (MUS 114), under the direction of Justin Kaʻupu, is open to UH West Oʻahu students, faculty, staff, and community musicians including Early College high school students. The ensemble performs choral…

University Chorus

University Band

Join the University Band ʻohana! Make a sound contribution while growing your instrumental skills. The University Band (MUS 419), under the co-direction of Chadwick Kamei and Michael Nakasone, is open to all UHWO students, faculty, staff, and community members with band experience.  Also welcome are O‘ahu high school band junior or senior students participating in…

University Band

Hawaiian Ensemble

Learn that “nahenahe” sound from multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Bobby Moderow, Jr., who was fortunate to pursue his passion at an early age with the legendary Raymond Kane. Hawaiian Ensemble (MUS 311) and Intro to Hawaiian Ensemble (MUS 211) are open to all UHWO students, faculty, staff, and community members with experience in singing…

Hawaiian Ensemble

Course Descriptions

At UH West Oʻahu, many Music courses are designed with self-taught music students in mind—making connections first to what students hear, then connecting those concepts to what they see on a page of musical notation.  This approach makes learning the theory more impactful. The Music course descriptions below are also available in the 2018-2019 UH West…

Course Descriptions

General Education Courses

Did you know? Most Music courses satisfy a General Education requirement– either Diversification Arts (DA) or Diversification Music (DH) – and help you graduate on time! Diversification Arts (DA) If you enjoy MAKING music, you’ll definitely like our “DA” courses, which develop your creative abilities and your familiarity with music terminology, and emphasize the acquisition of practical…

General Education Courses