Pow Wow School Of Music 2015 Auditions January 17, 2015 9-1130AM

January 31- February 14, 2015


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.

Watch the video below to see a highlight of last year as well as 2014 photos here. For more visit www.powwowhawaii.com

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:

Andy Song
Director of PWSoM x Composer/Guitarist x Sr Creative Director at Flexfit x BSCMP

Nicholas Kaleikini
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

Gotaro Oshitari
Music Studio Director, Lana Lane Studios x Producer /DJ x Graphic Designer x POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 Music Artist

Tiffany Tanaka
Owner of Fresh Café/Loft in Space

Guest Artists

Irie Love
International Reggae Artist

Kimie Miner
International Reggae Artist

Illis lt
Na Hoku Hanohano award winning Hip Hop Artist

(VIDEO) Meet The 2014 Flexfit Pow Wow Hawaii School Of Music Students

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.45.34 AM

This was my 2nd year getting to be a fly on the wall to the students that were coached by music teachers Curtis and Annie Kamiya throughout the weeks of Pow Wow Hawaii, and my love for the programs grows with every chance I get to hear the students play, talk to them or watch them perform. The talented students are chosen from various schools to play in 4 different bands to create original music pieces that are then performed in front of a large crowd of over 10,000 during the Pow Wow festival where the murals throughout the city were revealed. The murals are painted by over 50 top artists flown in to participate in a week long exhibition across several buildings in Honolulu. We each got a chance to speak on panels or had individual workshops to speak about various topics ranging from musical journey to the actual business of music.

Watch the video directed by 0484 CREATIVE to see more from the talented students and if you haven’t had a chance to make it to a festival, make sure you go see them in 2015. Special thanks to Andy and Flexfit, Pow Wow creators Jasper and Amy Wong, Tiffany of Fresh Cafe Hawaii, DJ SuperCW and Sarah Honda for their hard work in putting the festival and music program together every year. Hoping I get to come back next year and spend more time with the students, recording another radio special like the one below.

POW! WOW! x FLEXFIT: SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2014 VIDEO from POW! WOW! Hawaii on Vimeo.

And if you missed it, check out our Third Floor Radio: Pow Wow Hawaii special that featured original music from the 2014 festival created by the students alongside the top musicians from Hawaii including DJ SuperCW Paula Fuga, Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars with features from Pow Wow 2014 guest speakers including Taku Beats and The Knocks.

More photos below:

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.47.05 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.46.34 AM

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.46.18 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.45.48 AM

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.45.34 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.45.23 AM

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.44.28 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.44.08 AM

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.43.32 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.43.03 AM

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.51.48 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.51.01 AM

Hugs to the 2014 @powwowhawaii #powwowschoolofmusic tuning into @thirdfloorradio @skee247 to hear their original self produced & written live versions of their songs performed at the #powwowhawaii festival. Be proud of your hard work well done in only one week 🙂 listen & download the songs at http://www.soundcloud.com/thirdfloorradio #seasickelephants #brightlights #skyline #cinemakids 👌#thirdfloornetwork talibearr @campfiresonmars […]

#LoveFromHawaii Free Encouragement Project by @jeffhamada @booooooom Editor In Chief’s awesome idea to send postcards randomly from one of us here in #Hawaii to his popular art site readers across the globe. love this idea, might have to borrow it. 😊 see them all at booooooom.com – #threesup #booooooom #powwowhawaii👌#thirdfloornetwork (at Fresh Cafe)