The Hawaii Youth Symphony recently announced it is expanding its existing music education programming and adding several new programs. Initiatives include Neighbor Island programs; music education programs in rural and under-resourced communities; and expanded artistic programs designed to attract more students locally and abroad. On June 23 and 24 as part of the Neighbor Islands initiative, the Hawaii Youth Symphony will host a string workshop at Kaunakakai Elementary School on Molokai. In partnership with Kaunakakai Elementary School teacher and bassist Bob Underwood, the orchestra will teach students fundamental string techniques and general musicianship, and offer the opportunity to rehearse as an orchestra. Students will receive private instruction from Hawaii Symphony Orchestra violinist Helen Liu and violist Colin Belisle; the Galliard String Quartet; and artist faculty from the Pacific Music Institute, the orchestra’s summer program. More information about expanded programs will be announced in the coming months, said Hawaii Youth Symphony Executive Director Randy Wong.
Posted June 21, 2018