Summer 2022 Newsletter President’s Message: Jim Moffitt I am pleased to report that orchestra musicians and Local 677 have completed discussions with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and have ratified a new, four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will run through the 2025-2026 season. With the leadership, involvement, and solidarity of the musicians, meaningful gains have been […]
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MPTF Opportunities & Update: “A C...
MPTF Opportunities & Update: Music Performance Trust Fund presents: “A Celebration of Live Music: A Labor of Love” MPTF will fund at 100 percent, including payroll costs and performances during the Labor Day Weekend, September 2 through 5. Performances must be free and open to the public. Studio 909 may be available for performances. In addition, […]
Michael McGraw rehearses his band in ...
The studio is available for rehearsals, recitals, meetings, and events. For reservations, contact Member Services at: email@example.com. From the Summer 2022 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
Announcements, Summer 2022
Announcements The next General Membership Meeting on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 7 p.m. will be online via Zoom, as well as in-person (for the first time since the pandemic began) at the Musicians’ Association of Hawaii, Studio 909. A Zoom link and meeting agenda will be sent. Please make plans to attend, in-person or online, and stay involved […]
IN MEMORIAM: GABE BALTAZAR
IN MEMORIAM Gabe Baltazar, November 1, 1929 – June 12, 2022 Goodbye to Gabe Gabe was first and foremost a jazz musician who played with the best. He was respected and loved by so many of his legendary buddies from the Kenton band and his Hollywood recording studio days. A true humble genius, he was […]
AFM Welcome Video
The American Federation of Musicians has produced a new introductory video. Please see the link and share with any new members or anyone considering joining the Musicians’ Association of Hawaii. From the Summer 2022 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
Member Spotlight: Katy Luo
Member Spotlight: Katy Luo Gives Her Students a Platform to Live the Music They Learn Two-year Local 677 member Katy Luo is a triple threat: she plays piano with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, she teaches music at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu as a lecturer, and […]
IMPORTANT NEWS: MusiCares: Help for M...
MusiCares: Help for Musicians Founded by the Recording Academy, MusiCares offers various programs and financial assistance to musicians with relatively simple application requirements. Programs are updated and newly offered throughout the year. Please visit musicares.org. From the Winter 2021-2022 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
IMPORTANT NEWS: Winter 2021-2022 Stud...
Winter 2021-2022 Studio Update 949 practice studios and Studio 909 are open for use by reservation only. COVID safety protocols remain in place. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. From the Winter 2021-2022 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
IMPORTANT NEWS: MPTF Review, 2020-202...
MPTF Review Mahalo to MPTF and MAH for providing 100 percent funded grants for 17 live stream events during the COVID pandemic. Approximately 100 of our musicians have tapped into this resource. The use of Studio 909 was donated by MAH for many of these live stream events. MPTF Live Stream Concerts from 2020-2021: A […]