HWST 177 : Hawaiian Music in Transition



Class Hours

3 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring


This course studies musical traditions in Hawai‘i from pre-contact to the present. It includes indigenous Hawaiian music, its acculturated forms and contemporary trends, and non- Hawaiian music in Hawai‘i. Students will consider aspects of musical style,

instruments used, composition, teaching and performance practice, the role of music in society, and repertoire. No musical background is necessary.


Diversification: Arts — DA
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC