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.

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

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

Watch HPAF's @CheeYunViolin on "@60Minutes," performing at Strad Fest in LA: cbs.com/shows/60_minut…. pic.twitter.com/et0iYV6o6A