College music students to perform concert

Students from the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music and the UH-Maui College Chorus will present their final performances of the year in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Institute of Hawaiian Music is a musical mentorship program dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian music.

Students from the institute’s first cohort who successfully completed the requirements will graduate May12 and receive an certificate in Hawaiian music.

Students recently recorded a 10-song compilation CD, “Pukana,” which will be available at the concert.

Pukana celebrates the establishment of the institute and their graduation. Their live performance Thursday will include selections from the CD as well as other Hawaiian standards and local favorites.

The 24-voice UH-Maui College Chorus, under the direction of faculty member Karyn Sarring, will perform popular hits by Bruno Mars, Adele, Owl City and songs from the television program “Glee.” Many chorus members will also sing solos.

Ticket prices are $12, plus applicable MACC fees. Tickets may be purchased directly from the Maui Arts & Cultural Center box office by calling 242-7469 (credit card orders only) or by visiting the center’s website at

For more information about the program email or call 984-3622.