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

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

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