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Music Schools & Colleges in Hawaii
The study of music at Brigham Young University–Hawaii involves two components: practical performance (both solo and ensemble) and academic studies (theory and history). Therefore, academic coursework and practical performance are seen as interlocking and vital to the developing musician. Through rigorous training, students are equipped to perform artistically, to teach effectively, and to provide music leadership in the Church and in the community. In addition to the Western tradition in music, students also learn cultural sensitivity through contact with diverse world music cultures. The Department provides service to the University by creating a rich artistic environment of concerts, recitals, and music for devotionals, graduations, convocations and other campus events.
The Music Department’s resources and facilities support and promote excellence in performance and academics. The Mae Zenke Orvis Auditorium is the Music Department’s recital hall with seating capacity of 400 and excellent acoustics. Ideal for solo recitals and chamber music, it features two Steinway concert grand pianos and a pipe organ. The Music Department has 51 pianos and 23 practice rooms divided between the Dorothy Kahananui Wing and the round practice facility. The 110-seat choral room hosts rehearsals and classes as well as intimate concerts and recitals. We also have an Orchestra/Band Rehearsal Room, Computer Lab and Electronic Keyboard Lab and the Barbara B. Smith Ethnomusicology wing.