March 21, 2017
POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi is excited to announce the return of the POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi School of Music (PWSoM), a two-week intensive music training and mentorship course focused on music education and artist exploration for Hawaiʻi’s youth. PWSoM will provide a unique learning opportunity for a select group of student musicians of diverse backgrounds and musical styles between the ages of 12-18 who will explore the intersection of artists and art within the island community. The students will participate in a wide range of classes including music theory, music fundamentals, composition, improvisation, live sound, recording, performance, and the music business. Both local and national musicians, teachers, and music industry professionals will serve as the guiding force behind each lesson.
Through this unique dynamic, teachers and students will compose, brainstorm, invent, collaborate, explore, and create together. The culminating event – a live music concert at POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi’s closing night festivities on Saturday, February 14, 2015 – will debut the students’ collaborative efforts in creating original musical arrangements and compositions.
“PWSoM is about discovering what our relevancy is as artists within our community, how we benefit the community, and how we enrich the lives of our community and other artists,” states Nicholas Kaleikini, co-Director for PWSoM. He continues, “Our central focus is on creative collaborations, building self- expression and empowerment through community involvement, and the practical pursuit of a music career.”
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