Aloha Series: Amy Hanaialii Gilliom
Amy Hānaialiis talent is the result of an exceptional blend of classical training, modern musical influences and heritage.
Raised on the Island of Maui in Hawaii, Hānaialii was raised with the sounds of cultural chants, ancestral drum beats and kani ka pila (music played with family and friends; lit. to play music or an instrument) melded with the sights of lapis colored oceans and verdantly emerald and peridot colored mountains, both abundant with wildlife.
Amys parents, Lloyd and Mimi Gilliom, had the foresight to enroll their children in youth theatre fostering Hānaialiis talents and opening her horizons to new sounds and beats. This gave way to a predilection of music and eventually a deep passion.
While at Mauis Henry Perrine Baldwin High School, the strong theatre and arts program helped to hone and codify Hānaialiis passion into a mission. After graduation, Amy went on to the United States International University in San Diego, California, where she received formal training in European classical music, jazz, blues, American standards and pop. While immersing herself in studies, Hānaialii, became best of friends with colleagues, who today has made names for themselves in various segments in the entertainment industry. Amy holds a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Arts from the United States International University.