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

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

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