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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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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Kate Bell & Tom Blackburn
Nancy Lematta
Deb Sims
Deviants from the Norm
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Dr. Robert Shapiro and Young Kim
Dr. Peter In
West Hawaii Today
Jane & Howard Mayo
Natalie Mahoney
Alexis & John Russell
Lawrence & Sonia Scadden
Dr. Dana and Ross Lee
Steve Kaplan
Minja & Yong-Ho Choe
Greg Wittman
Barbara & Robert Sterne
Barb & Bob Sterne
Merry & John Barton
Jan Gilman and Michael Tonjum
Lois & Peter Gregg
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Lynne Johnson & Randy Moore
The Lematta Foundation
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Kelly & Greg Barrick
Nancy Stephenson
Baki & Bailey Wharton
Hapuna Beach Hotel
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Stephanie Yoshida
Monk’s Delight Kona Coffee
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Josh Gerbert
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Andrew & Diana Bonnici
Masaki School of Music
Sharon & Tony Barrett
Carolyne Riley and Terry White
Marilyn & Carl Bernhardt
Bonnie Cherni
Robert Donigan
Sherry & David Pettus
Trish & Michael O’Neill
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Lenore and Howard Klein Foundation
Shoshana & Regan Matsumura
Tim Bostock and Melanie Holt
Dianne Jordan
Jan-Gee McCollam
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Patricia Dilworth
Gary Hickling and Dennis Moore
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Christian Veillet
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Kathleen & Peter Thoene
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May Lyn and David Powell
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Palace Theater
Ann & Tim Bennett
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Carol & Clive Davies
Peoples Theatre
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