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

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

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