NEW Online Masterclass Series
July 5-10, 2021 via Zoom
Daily from 9:30-11:00am HST (Hawaii Standard Time)
includes “Jam with Jake” on July 14th at 1:00pm
PMI+ provides students an intensive online learning experience featuring classes taught be renowned musicians from around the globe! A seven-day online experience, PMI+ provides students classes in performance anxiety management, improvisation, and how to build a social media presence as a budding musician!
Classes are taught by Bill Williams, the former dean of the New World Symphony, social entrepreneurs, Drew Tucker and Drew Forde (“ThatViolaKid”),” Juliana Athayde, concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Erik Behr, principal oboist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Toby Oft, principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony and more.
In addition to these online learning opportunities, students will also participate in online rehearsals for a newly commissioned work based on Hawaiian themes! PMI+ will provide students from across the globe access to a wealth of information and experiences; additionally, students will learn about Hawaiian culture and our lovely islands!
PMI+ is included in all in-person programs.
Eligible instruments include violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophones, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, and ukulele.
Students entering 6th grade and up with at least 1 year of experience on their instrument.
No placement video required.
Jace Saplan, Director of Choral Activities, University of Hawaiʻi
Join us as we explore the history and impact of Hawaiʻiʻs musical legacy! Throughout the session, participants will learn of the origins of mele before western contact, the introduction of string and wind instruments during the 1800s, and the synthesis of a diverse musical soundscape in the 1900s to the present day that melded global genres, hula, and symphonic underpinnings. E hele mai!
Duane Padilla, violinist
Musicians who perform genres like pop, rock, folk, jazz, Hawaiian, bluegrass, and other non-western classical musical traditions approach the music making process differently than musicians trained to perform in an orchestra or a symphonic band. In this course we will explore learning songs by ear, creating musical arrangements in real time, improvisation, groove creation and other tools that musicians in non-western classical genres use to spontaneously create music without sheet music and a conductor.
Bill Williams, former dean of the New World Symphony
If you find yourself leaving your ‘best’ performances in the practice room, you’re not alone.
Drew Forde, @thatviolakid, violist, creator, storyteller
Building an authentic brand through telling your true story. In the age of social media, everyone is a media company. Channel your lived experience into a story that adds value to your greater community.
Participate from Home
Perform in World Premiere Piece
Includes "Jam with Jake"
Jam with Jake
Interested in only signing up for the Zoom session with Jake? Click the button below for more information!
Monday 5th, 9:30am: Mele: The Musical Legacy of Hawaiʻi
Tuesday 6th, 9:30am: Bridging the Gap
Wednesday 7th, 9:30am: Adventures in Multi-Styles Musicianship
Thursday 8th, 9:30am: The Art of Performance
Friday 9th, 9:30am: #PlayHomiePlay
Saturday 10th, 9:30am: Instrument Clinics
Juliana Athayde, strings
Erik Behr, woodwinds
Toby Oft, brass
Drew Tucker, percussion
Wednesday 14th, 1:00pm: Jam with Jake