People playing instruments in a mall.

UH West Oʻahu band at Pearlridge Center.

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is showcasing the campus’ musical talent and its new music certificate. The UH West Oʻahu University Strings ensemble, Hawaiian ensemble, University Band and University Chorus are holding auditions for the fall semester.

Auditions for each class are open to students, faculty, staff and community members who are experienced in singing or playing an instrument.

University Strings

The University Strings ensemble will perform under the direction of Jon Magnussen. Auditions are open to people experienced in violin, viola, cello or double bass performance. High school students who are participating in the Early Admission program and Hawaiʻi Department of Education teachers taking reclassification credit are welcome to audition. For more information, contact Magnussen at jonmagnu@hawaii.edu.

Hawaiian Ensemble

Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner Bobby Moderow Jr. will direct the Hawaiian Ensemble. The ensemble is scheduled to play with the University Band during the annual Winter Concert and during Hoʻokani Kulani events scheduled throughout the year. For more information, contact Magnussen at jonmagnu@hawaii.edu.

University Band

The University Band will be co-directed by Chadwick Kamei and Michael Nakasone. Oʻahu junior and senior high school band students participating in the Early Admission program and Hawaiʻi Department of Education teachers taking reclassification credit are welcome to audition. The University Band will play at the annual Winter Concert, community concerts in area shopping malls and UH West Oʻahu commencement ceremonies. Contact Kamei at ckamei@hawaii.edu to schedule an audition.

University Chorus

The University Chorus is under the direction of Justin Kaʻupu. The chorus will perform at the annual Winter Concert with the University Band and Hawaiian Ensemble, fall and spring commencement ceremonies, the E Hīmeni Kākou spring choral festival and the annual Kapolei Choral Festival of Hawaiian choral music in April. For more information, contact Magnussen at jonmagnu@hawaii.edu.

For more information on each of the music programs, read the UH West Oʻahu’s E Kamakani Hou.