Education

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s innovative education programs are designed to inspire, engage, and meet the needs of not only our local music directors and students, but all of our community members near and far. Each year, CMH’s three resident ensembles reach over 5,000 students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members on all six Hawaiian Islands, through the help of generous grant support. Our curated online modules and in-person sessions are flexible and adaptable; our most common clinic formats are:

Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s innovative education programs are designed to inspire, engage, and meet the needs of not only our local music directors and students, but all of our community members near and far. Each year, CMH’s three resident ensembles reach over 5,000 students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members on all six Hawaiian Islands, through the help of generous grant support. Our curated online modules and in-person sessions are flexible and adaptable; our most common clinic formats are:

“Chamber Chats” Presentation / Demonstration
In this highly requested format, the ensemble members share about their individual instruments, perform musical demonstrations, and engage with the students/audience on certain talking points within the music. Topics covered can include solid tone productions, proper posture, working as a group, etc. This style of clinic allows for a great amount of versatility so that we can present topics relative to those participating.
Side-by-side
This format highlights the joy and energy of performing music together between artists and students. Each member of the ensemble sits in a specific section in the band or orchestra and plays along with the students. This allows the students to interact with our artists through the music being rehearsed and provides a quick and intense learning environment. It is a highly effective way to teach the students how to communicate through music.
Sectional and Individual Coaching

Impactful learning is especially effective in one-on-one arrangements. Sometimes a band or orchestra director would like individual artists of the chamber ensemble to help specific instrumental sections work on the music the class is preparing. One-on-one coachings are also offered in cases where a student may need a little extra assistance, or where a student could benefit from more advanced tutoring.

For more information, or to schedule an appearance by one of our three ensembles (either in-person or online), please contact Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s Education Coordinator, Helen Liu ([email protected]).


Or write to: Chamber Music Hawai’i Education Program, PO Box 61939, Honolulu, HI 96839

Education Outreach

Education Outreach

Chamber Music Hawaii’s Education/Outreach programs reach over 5,000 students, teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, and community members statewide each season. Generous grant support has allowed CMH’s three resident ensembles, the Galliard String Quartet, the Spring Wind Quintet, and the Honolulu Brass Quintet to perform at schools, community centers, libraries, and other venues each year on all six Hawaiian Islands, including Lanai. Each group performs age and content-specific repertoire in formats, which are tailored to the needs of the Band/Orchestra Director or Community Liaison....

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THE PĀKA‘A PROJECT

Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s The Pākaʻa Project increases access to music education resources for teachers in both ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and English-speaking communities statewide.

At the heart of the Pākaʻa Project lies the classic Hawaiian coming-of-age story of the young boy, Pākaʻa, retold in Hawaiian language newspapers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and set to music by composer Jon Magnussen for the CMH’s Spring Wind Quintet and Hawaiian-language narrators Sam ʻOhu Gon III and B.K. Cabigon.

Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s The Pākaʻa Project increases access to music education resources for teachers in both ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and English-speaking communities statewide.

At the heart of the Pākaʻa Project lies the classic Hawaiian coming-of-age story of the young boy, Pākaʻa, retold in Hawaiian language newspapers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and set to music by composer Jon Magnussen for the CMH’s Spring Wind Quintet and Hawaiian-language narrators Sam ʻOhu Gon III and B.K. Cabigon.

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CHAMBER MUSIC MATTERS

DIGITAL EDUCATION MODULES

Through these free-to-use modules, we hope to inspire youth to find their own voices through music and discover how to adapt it to their everyday lives. These pre-recorded videos will focus on introducing students to the instruments, their history, and how chamber music has evolved and affected the lives of our musicians. These videos are not intended to replace in-person instruction, but to add another layer and go deeper into what music means to us and to share our personal experiences.

DIGITAL EDUCATION MODULES

Through these free-to-use modules, we hope to inspire youth to find their own voices through music and discover how to adapt it to their everyday lives. These pre-recorded videos will focus on introducing students to the instruments, their history, and how chamber music has evolved and affected the lives of our musicians. These videos are not intended to replace in-person instruction, but to add another layer and go deeper into what music means to us and to share our personal experiences.

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OUR LEARNERS

WHAT OUR AUDIENCES ARE SAYING

Lanai High & Elementary School has been fortunate enough to have annual visits by members of Chamber Music Hawaii’s two ensembles: Spring Wind Quintet and Honolulu Brass Quintet. These annual visits from both ensembles have been valuable assets to the development of the band program here…

WHAT OUR AUDIENCES ARE SAYING

Lanai High & Elementary School has been fortunate enough to have annual visits by members of Chamber Music Hawaii’s two ensembles: Spring Wind Quintet and Honolulu Brass Quintet. These annual visits from both ensembles have been valuable assets to the development of the band program here...

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