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

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

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