Administrative Assistants


Academic Advisor



  • Belnap, Michael, Music (2003) B.M. 1984, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1990, Brigham Young University.
  • Bradshaw, Daniel J., Music (2006) B.M. 1999, Brigham Young University; M.M. 2003, Indiana University; D.M. 2006, Indiana University.
  • Duerden, Darren W., Music (2000) B.M. 1989, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1994, Florida State University; D.M. 1997, Florida State University.
  • McCarrey, Scott, Music (1996) B.M. 1991, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1995, Indiana University; Ph.D. 2006, York University, England.


Assistant Professors

  • Glenn, Melissa, Music (2015) B.A. 2005, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.M. 2007, Eastman School of Music; D.M.A. 2010, Arizona State University.
  • Henderson, Daniel, Music (2016) B.M. 2005, Brigham Young University; M.M. 2007, New England Conservatory; D.M.A. 2011, New England Conservatory.


Special Instructors

  • Belnap, Lila, Music—Vocal (2003) B.M. 1987, Brigham Young University.
  • Chandler, Lloyd, Polynesian Drumming (2001).
  • Cook, Laurence, Music—Woodwinds (2006) B.A. 1987, Colchester Institute; Performance Diploma 1988, Royal College of Music; Orchestra Performance Diploma 1989, National Centre for Orchestra Studies.
  • Duerden, Jennifer, Music—Piano (2000) B.M. 1991, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1995, Florida State University.
  • Liu, Helen, Music-Violin (2011) B.M. 2001, University of Maryland; M.M. 2003, New England Conservatory; D.M.A 2007, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
  • McCarrey, Stacy, Music—Piano (1996) B.M. 1991, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1993, Brigham Young University.
  • Reeves, Maile, Music-String Coach (2011) B.M. Boston University, 1st Section Violinist, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.
  • Yokoyama, William, Music—Bass (2009) B.A. 2007 Brigham Young University-Hawaii.


Emeritus Faculty

  • Kammerer, David (1993-2016)
  • Larson, Preston K. (1973-2004)
  • Smith, James A. (1976-2005)


The Discipline

The study of music at Brigham Young University–Hawaii involves two components: practical performance (both solo and ensemble) and academic studies (theory and history). Therefore, academic coursework and practical performance are seen as interlocking and vital to the developing musician. Through rigorous training, students are equipped to perform artistically, to teach effectively, and to provide music leadership in the Church and in the community. In addition to the Western tradition in music, students also learn cultural sensitivity through contact with diverse world music cultures. The Department provides service to the University by creating a rich artistic environment of concerts, recitals, and music for devotionals, graduations, convocations and other campus events.

Career Opportunities

The music program mentors its students towards careers in performance, studio teaching and other music related professions. Additionally, students may view the music major as a pre-professional degree (e.g. for careers such as law and medicine).

Programs and Degrees

  • B.A. in Music
  • B.A. in Music: Instrumental Performance
  • B.A. in Music: Piano Performance
  • B.A. in Music: Vocal Performance
  • B.A. in Music: World Music Studies
  • Music Minor
  • Piano Performance Minor


Program Outcomes

Upon completing a major in Music, students will:

  1. Understand basic musical processes and structures.
  2. Demonstrate the facility to notate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic structures of tonal music.
  3. Demonstrate basic competency in sight-singing and foundational keyboard skills.
  4. Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to a diversity of musical styles, ranging from Western-Art Music to World Music(s).
  5. Have a basic understanding of music technology in order to supplement studio teaching, research or compositionally-based creative projects.
  6. Perform collaboratively in ensemble settings.
  7. Demonstrate accomplishment in solo performance, including technical expertise in the principal area of study (vocal or instrumental) and the ability to communicate musical ideas to an audience.
  8. Learn to listen critically and evaluate musical performance.
  9. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to teach music to others.


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