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educator , musician , musicologist

Patrick Daniel Hennessey, musician, educator, musicologist. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award Musicology, University Hawaii Department Music, 1996, 1997, 1999, Donald Matsumori Research award, 1992, Humanities in the Arts Founder's Award, 2002, Fritz Thelen prize, 2010; grantee, Graduate Student Organization, 1999.


Hennessey, Patrick Daniel was born on September 30, 1952 in New Orleans.


Bachelor of Music (performance), California State University, Long Beach, 1979. Master of Arts in Music Education, U.Hawaii, Honolulu, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy in Music, University Hawaii, Honolulu, 2007.


Principal trombone Royal Hawaiian Band, Honolulu, 1983—2009. Director jazz ensembles University of Hawaii, 1983—2007. Band director Hawaii Pacific University, since 2007.

Trombone professor Brigham Young University, Hawaii. Adjunct faculty Chaminade University, Honolulu, since 2000. Petty officer second class United States Navy, 1970-1974, Vietnam.

Long Beach.


  • Other Work

    • Musician: (freelance musician) Live and Recorded Performances with numerous nationally recognized artists. Contributor articles on Royal Hawiian Band to popular publications.


Clinician; guest performer Numerous Schools throughout the state Hawaii, Hawaii, 1983. Member of Musicians Association of Hawaii, International Association for Jazz Education, Hawaiian History Society, College Music Society, Society for American Music, International Trombone Association, Mortar Board.