POW! WOW! HAWAIʻI SCHOOL OF MUSIC RETURNS TO KAKA’AKO’S ART DISTRICT
January 31- February 14, 2015
PRESENTED BY FLEXFIT & KALEIKINI PRODUCTIONS
Open Call for Perspective Students Will be Held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 9am to 11:30am at Lana Lane Studios
Auditions for the 3rd Annual Pow Wow School of Music will take place Saturday, January 17
9-1130AM at Lana Lane Studios.
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.”
Musicians and singers (age 12-18) are welcome to attend the “Open Call” on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 9:00am – 11:30am at Lana Lane Studios to meet the teachers and program coordinators. At the “Open Call,” the perspective students will be evaluated on their skill level, ability to be mentored and a willingness to collaborate for placement into the program. Official invitations will be sent to those selected on January 25, 2015.
PWSoM will run simultaneously with POW! WOW! HAWAIʻI, beginning just a few days earlier on January 31, 2015 and completing all curriculum and rehearsals by February 14, 2015. The main dates for PWSoM are as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 31 | 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, Feb. 2 – Friday, Feb 6 | 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb 8 | 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, Feb. 9 – Friday, Feb 13 | 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 14 | 6:00 pm (closing night performance)
￼PWSoM will be entirely held at LANA LANE STUDIOS, 327 Lana Lane, Kaka’ako, Hawai’i
Each PWSoM teacher and artist delivers fresh, innovative ideas and teaching styles to the program. Each individual brings with them an incredible background of contributions to the local and national music scene.
The full list of participating mentors is as follows and more TBA:
Director of PWSoM x Composer/Guitarist x Sr Creative Director at Flexfit x BSCMP
Director of PWSoM x Music Studio Director at Lana Lane Studios x VP of Danny Kaleikini Foundation x Kaleikini Productions x Saxophonist
Christa Wittmier “Supercw”
POW! WOW! Hawaii Music Director x Columnist for MetroHNL and HonoluluPulse x DJ x Sr Marketing Director Young’s Market Company of Hawaii
International Hip-Hop Artist/Producer x Director x Inventor x Visual Artist
Music Studio Director, Lana Lane Studios x Producer /DJ x Graphic Designer x POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 Music Artist
Owner of Fresh Café/Loft in Space
International Reggae Artist
International Reggae Artist
Na Hoku Hanohano award winning Hip Hop Artist