A new certificate in music studies will be offered at the University of Hawaii Maui College beginning this fall. UHMC recently announced their new Academic Subject Certificate (A.S.C.) in Music Studies. It’s the second certificate in music offered by UHMC, following the highly successful A.S.C. in Hawaiian Music that’s offered through the Institute of Hawaiian Music. Not only will students be able to take more music classes, they can receive an additional academic credential for their efforts.
“Our music faculty serves over 300 students and offers over twenty different courses each semester,” said Music Studies Faculty Coordinator Dr. Keola Donaghy in an Apr. 20 news release. “Our courses include the study of music literature and theory, world, rock and Hawaiian music. We also offer instruction in piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, steel guitar, voice, and music technology…. Music courses are not only electives–many fulfill important requirements for students pursuing a variety of certificates and degrees.”
In order to receive the certificate, students must earn 23 credits by successfully completing at least eight classes in music and musical performance. There are also four required courses: Introduction To Music Literature, Music in World Cultures, Basic Theory and Aural Skills and Contemporary Performance and Recording. Students must also complete six credits in musical performance, learning two different instruments or one instrument and voice. Finally, students may select from a variety of music classes to complete the six elective credits. No audition is required to enter the program.
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