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

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

Congrats to HPAF alumni Pablo Rubin-Jurado, who got 1st place in the American Protégé Int'l Vocal Comp @carnegiehall! pic.twitter.com/PVZyLu0BSz