Music Week celebration at UH-MC offers free events

The community is invited to Music Week, a weeklong series of free events that includes musical performances, workshops, presentations and the opportunity to drop in on a music class, at the University of Hawaii Maui College from Monday through April 25.

“Our music faculty have vast knowledge and experiences in many musical styles,” said Keola Donaghy, interim coordinator of music studies at UH-MC. “We wanted to share our passion for music with the community, and let everyone know that you can take a class in anything from steel guitar to classical piano. There’s an abundance of musical activities and learning opportunities right here on Maui.”

The series includes piano workshops with and a piano recital by music lecturer Anne Ku; a piano recital by UH-MC students of lecturer Karyn Sarring; a lecture and video presentation by the Vancouver, British Columbia-based group “The Boom Booms;” Maui-based performers Gilbert Emata and Jimi Canha; a presentation by UH-Manoa assistant professor and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning recording artist Aaron J. Sala; and an open-mic night.

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