Each summer Hawaii Performing Arts Festival brings together an outstanding faculty of internationally recognized performers, directors and teachers with a select group of aspiring music students from all over the world for an intense study and performance program.

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Attend HPAF July 5-27, 2015

Set in the unique and inspiring location of Hawaii’s Big Island, students are closely coached as they prepare to participate in Hawaii Performing Art Festival’s series of Masterclasses, concerts, recitals, and staged productions.

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival changed my life. I have become a better singer, actor, dancer, and person thanks to the faculty I’ve worked with here. This festival showed me that I could do what I love and make a career out of it, as well as preparing me for my career. I owe the festival so much for teaching me how to be a performer.

Becca E. Barrett


If you live in Hawaii, or happen to be visiting in July, put us on your calendar! Every July HPAF presents a series of exciting live performances, including recitals, concerts and staged productions, as well as Master classes, where audience members can observe the teaching/coaching process. Concerts feature noted guest artists, our fine artist faculty members and our professionally aspiring students.

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HPAF gratefully thanks our many generous supporters

Dr. Dana and Ross Lee
Dr. Robert Shapiro and Young Kim
Kamuela Inn
Bruce & Carol Whitaker Paul Dahlquist
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Kent-Meschke Ohana
Greg Wittman
Hapuna Beach Hotel
Marie Fellenstein Hale
Lenore and Howard Klein Foundation
St James Church
Susan Spangler
Elaine & Sherm Warner
Carol Brown
Christian Veillet
Dr. Peter In
Norman Piianaia
Zoe & Scott Johnson
Balbi Brooks
Nancy Stephenson
Stephanie Yoshida
Alexis & John Russell
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Susan & Peter Denman
Marilyn & Carl Bernhardt
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Natalie Mahoney
Josh Gerbert
Jan-Gee McCollam
Nancy Lematta
Minja & Yong-Ho Choe
Mariah Kosters
Deviants from the Norm
Shoshana & Regan Matsumura
Patricia Dilworth
Jane & Howard Mayo
Robert & Barbara Sterne
Janet & Ian Cooke
Mauna Lani Bay Resort and Hotel
Kathy Sato
Barb & Bob Sterne
Olivia & Hien Tran
Dr. Kumiko Naiki & Paul Lemcke
Peoples Theatre
Steve Kaplan
Tim Bostock and Melanie Holt
Carolyne Riley and Terry White
Murabayashi Foundation
Carol & Clive Davies
Deb Sims
Andrew & Diana Bonnici
Trish & Michael O’Neill
Kelly & Greg Barrick
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Baki & Bailey Wharton
Kate Bell & Tom Blackburn
Marcia & Stanley Wishnick
Waimea Coffee Company
Lisa Chu-Thielbar
Lois & Peter Gregg
Kelly Sandulli
Julie & Craig Feied
Bonnie Cherni
The Lematta Foundation
Masaki School of Music
Kahilu Theatre
Lynne Johnson & Randy Moore
Gary Hickling and Dennis Moore
West Hawaii Today
Sharon & Tony Barrett
Anjalisa & Luke Aitken
Barbara Schaefer
Jan Gilman and Michael Tonjum
Palace Theater
Barbara & Robert Sterne
Sherry & David Pettus
May Lyn and David Powell
Ilene Grossman
Kathleen & Peter Thoene
Lawrence & Sonia Scadden
Robert Donigan
Merry & John Barton
Monk’s Delight Kona Coffee
Ann & Tim Bennett
Andrew Czajkowski & David Perbix
Dianne Jordan

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