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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HPAF gratefully thanks our many generous supporters

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

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