The Hawaiian choral tradition is one of the pillars of Hawaiian music. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to participate in Hawaiian singing within a choral ensemble.
While the class focus is upon repertoire and performing, it also gives attention to Hawaiian language and the background of each song. There is a public performance at the end of each semester. All music is performed by memory.
The instructor is Nola A. Nahulu, who is artistic director for the concert choral ensemble Ka Waiola o Na Pukanileo as well as the choirs of Kawaiaha`o Church and the Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club.