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.

In 2014:





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.


Between our intensive program for aspiring professional singers and our programs for preteens and adult amateurs, we have something for everyone.

Find Out More

String Program (July 5-20 and July 5-24, 2015)

Dedicate yourself to your instrument under the guidance of our inspiring faculty. Create memories for a lifetime, and you and your music will never be the same.

Find Out More

Collaborative Piano

Come work with leading pianists, coaches, voice teachers and stage directors to sharpen your skills as a collaborative pianist and coach for singers.

Find Out More

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.

Get Involved!Make a Donation

HPAF gratefully thanks our many generous supporters

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

Visit hawaiiperformingartsfestival.… to hear Executive Director Genette Freeman's interview on @hipubradio from Monday, February 16!