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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

Na Mele o Hawai'i: A Hawaiian Music Choral Workshop

Week 3: July 19-25, 2015

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Traditional Hawaiian music, woven into every fiber of island life, was used to express praise, communicate genealogy and mythology, and accompany festivals. Whether a cappella or accompanied by slack-string or steel guitar or ukulele, much of it has deeply influenced the texture of the mainland's music—from traditional to religious to folk, rock, and hip hop.

In this workshop, under John Rowehl's expert guidance, we will explore that heritage, from the monophonic chant to the missionary-influenced four-part choral writing to more modern fare. Finally, we'll present a half-hour concert at CAU's Friday night banquet.

Registration is first-come, first-served with adjustments for vocal balance, so do register early.

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Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.