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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Lois & Peter Gregg
Carolyne Riley and Terry White
Christian Veillet
Patricia Dilworth
Dr. Dana and Ross Lee
Dr. Robert Shapiro and Young Kim
Andrew Czajkowski & David Perbix
Kahilu Theatre
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Jan-Gee McCollam
Stephanie Yoshida
Kathleen & Peter Thoene
Lynne Johnson & Randy Moore
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Peoples Theatre
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Kate Bell & Tom Blackburn
Elaine & Sherm Warner
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Alexis & John Russell
Dr. Kumiko Naiki & Paul Lemcke
May Lyn and David Powell
West Hawaii Today
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Dianne Jordan
Waimea Coffee Company
Barb & Bob Sterne
Josh Gerbert
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Gary Hickling and Dennis Moore
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Palace Theater
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St James Church
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