Honolulu's MELE Program is making music

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Honolulu's MELE Program is making music
Students produce Island Music: Gifts of Aloha

L- R: Joseph Gosalvez, Al Landon, Russell Uyeno, Mariko MihoStudents of the Music & Entertainment Learning Experience, MELE as it is more affectionately called, has engineered and produced its first ever CD compilation entitled, Island Music: Gifts of Aloha.
Through a generous gift from former Bank of Hawai‘i CEO, Al Landon and his wife Sue Landon, MELE students were given the real life opportunity to put their in-class knowledge into hands-on application.
“There are many great things about Hawai‘i – one is the wonderful music. The students of the MELE program have assembled and produced this exciting selection of Hawai‘i music, covering a broad range of styles, performed by talented and popular island artists,” explains Al Landon.
A student scholarship of $500 was also awarded to student Joseph Gosalvez, Music Business major and GRAMMY U Student Representative of the Hawai‘i Chapter for his leadership on the CD project.
“The project provided our students with an opportunity to work alongside MELE faculty and engage in activities found in the real world music industry,” shares Eric Lagrimas, Interim Director of the MELE Program.