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.

We look forward to this year’s festival July 5-27, 2015!

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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.

Vocal Program

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

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 Program

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

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Marcia & Stanley Wishnick
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Gary Hickling and Dennis Moore
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Susan & Peter Denman
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Shoshana & Regan Matsumura
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Hawaii Preparatory Academy
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Kahilu Theatre
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Kamuela Inn
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Jan Gilman and Michael Tonjum
Barbara Schaefer
Trish & Michael O’Neill
Sharon & Tony Barrett
Masaki School of Music
Kelly Sandulli
The Lematta Foundation
Marilyn & Carl Bernhardt
Ilene Grossman
West Hawaii Today
Andrew & Diana Bonnici
Dr. Peter In
Kelly & Greg Barrick
Mauna Lani Bay Resort and Hotel
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Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
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Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Carol & Clive Davies
Merry & John Barton
Julie & Craig Feied
Jane & Howard Mayo
Lenore and Howard Klein Foundation
Waimea Coffee Company
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Hapuna Beach Hotel
Palace Theater
Lynne Johnson & Randy Moore
Steve Kaplan
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Bonnie Cherni
Barbara & Robert Sterne
Balbi Brooks
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Peoples Theatre
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