University Band performs a community concert at Windward Mall, co-directed by Chadwick Kamei and Michael Nakasone.

vt. To give generously or lavishly with the heart and not with expectation of return

Mahalo nui for your interest in supporting the UH West Oʻahu music program. As the only 4-year undergraduate destination for music study on the Leeward Coast and Central Oʻahu region, our students and community are grateful to all who help make the music a reality on our campus.

To learn how you can support the music program, please click below:

UH West Oʻahu Music Fund
In-kind donations

UH West O‘ahu Music Fund

With your gift to the UH West O‘ahu Music Fund, you support concert activities, guest faculty visits to our classes, equipment fixes to the Music Recording Lab, and more, as we continue to grow and serve our community. Please click here to make your donation online, or send your donation (tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law) by mail to:

UH West Oʻahu Music Fund
(Fund #126-5330-4)
c/o University of Hawaii Foundation
2444 Dole St # 101
Honolulu, HI 96822

In-kind Donations

Mahalo nui for your interest in donating in-kind to the Music Program at UH West Oʻahu!

As a growing music program, we appreciate all offers that support our mission of serving our students and community with quality music instruction and music-making opportunities.

Our ability to receive certain items depends on the item’s size and its usability and relevance to our teaching. If you have any items to donate, please email Dr. Jon Magnussen (Program Contact) at jonmagnu-at-hawaii-dot-edu with a picture and description of the item.


Mahalo nui for your interest in volunteering for our music program!

Most volunteering opportunities arise towards the end of the semester—November/December and April/May—when our ensembles produce concerts for the community.  These concert production-related opportunities involve:

  • posting posters
  • setup and cleanup (chairs, stands, and tables)
  • ushering
  • lei-making and flower arrangements
  • video / still camera documentation
  • setup snacks for student performers

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, or if you have comments or suggestions, please contact Dr. Jon Magnussen.

Program Contact:
Dr. Jon Magnussen, Associate Professor of Music