College of Arts and Humanities
2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7756
Fax: (808) 956-9657
*L. Wright, PhD (Chair)-musicology
*T. Bingham, MA-music education
*E. D. Bomberger, PhD-musicology
*P. Coraggio, MS-piano performance
*A. Johansson, MM-voice performance
*E. T. Kudo, DMA-composition
*B. W. Lee, PhD-ethnomusicology
*B. P. McLain, PhD-music education
*H. Miyamura, MA-woodwind performance
*J. Moulin, PhD-ethnomusicology
*J. Mount, MM-voice performance
*G. Okamura, MA-music education
*L. Paxton, MM-voice performance
*R. D. Trimillos, PhD-ethnomusicology
*D. Womack, DMA-composition
*B. Yasui, DMA-composition
Degrees Offered: BA in music, BEd in elementary education (music), BEd in secondary education (music), BMus, MA in music, MMus, PhD in music
The Academic Program
The music (MUS) department offers the Bachelor of Arts in music, bachelor of music, master of arts in music, master of music, and doctor of philosophy in music. In conjunction with the College of Education, the department offers the bachelor of education in elementary education (music) and the bachelor of education in secondary education (music). Information about each of these programs may be found in the Music Department Graduate Booklet or Music Department Undergraduate Bulletin, available in the department office.
The department is housed in a complex of buildings, including studios, practice and rehearsal facilities, and the Mae Zenke Orvis Auditorium, noted for its fine acoustics. In addition to many offerings in Western classical, vocal, and instrumental music, the department specializes in non-Western music, notably the musics of Asia and the Pacific.
The bachelor's, master's, and PhD programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
Students interested in majoring in music, minoring in music, or participating in various ensembles may obtain information at the department office and arrange to see a music adviser.
Bachelor degree concentrations include performance and composition, music education, and general music studies.
For specific course requirements, see the Music Department Undergraduate Bulletin, available from the department office. All prospective majors and new and transfer students should consult the undergraduate chair when making plans to enter the University.
Major requirements include approximately 41 credit hours in various music courses. Bachelor of Arts majors may select an emphasis from among general music, theory, Hawaiian music, musical theater, and musicology.
BMus candidates must complete approximately 80 credit hours and major in composition or performance (guitar, piano, voice, and selected orchestral instruments).
Prospective music education majors should see the chair of the music education committee in the Department of Music for information and requirements. This degree program is offered in elementary and secondary education in conjunction with the College of Education.
Students can pursue an interest in music while continuing their chosen major. The minor program requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in three of four areas in music: theory, performance, ethnomusicology, and history. For further information, contact the music department office.