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

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

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