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.


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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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