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

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

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