Dear PMI Applicants and Families,

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted the way we teach music, we continue to adapt and persevere. It is with that spirit that the Pacific Music Institute announces its summer 2021 program–a hybrid offering of both online lessons and small in-person classes that follow strict health and safety protocols. Ensemble in-person instruction will be held at the spacious Hawaii Convention Center while an online-only option accommodates our mainland and international students who may be unable to travel. 

For over 30 years, PMI has defined premier musical experiences for young musicians. In 2019, the Hawaii Youth Symphony and the National Orchestral + Festival have partnered to create the Orchestral Learning Alliance (OLA). We continue to grow this exciting partnership bringing together some of the world’s brightest and most celebrated artist faculty. Beyond symphonic music, our programs have expanded to include the Summer Jazz Intensive led by Dean Taba, the Solo & String Quartet program led by Iggy Jang, and the Ukulele Workshop led by Jake Shimabukuro. 

The universal joy of music connects us all, and there is a place for everyone at PMI. Broaden your musical horizon with us this summer and help keep music a vibrant part of our communities. Have a safe rest of the school year and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

Aloha, the PMI Staff



Every summer at PMI is an opportunity to make music, make friends, and develop skills that will extend far beyond the rehearsal room or concert hall.

The PMI Faculty are world-class musicians


The PMI Faculty are world-class musicians representing performers and educators from some of the premier institutions and organizations in music. In addition to leading ensemble rehearsals and sectionals, the PMI Faculty also coach chamber music, give technique workshops, lecture on popular musical topics, teach private lessons (Symphony Orchestra students only), and even participate in social/wellness activities!


Combine your next summer vacation with Hawaii’s favorite summer music camp! PMI will only take a few hours out of your day, leaving you plenty of time to explore the island.


There is no typical PMI student, and we have programs for students of almost every level! You’ll meet a kaleidoscope of people from all different places and backgrounds. But there’s one common thread that makes our community thrive: a love of music and a drive for excellence. Does this sound like you? Then you’re in the right place.



The total cost of attending PMI is based on the individual programs the student chooses. PMI programs are priced on an ala-carte basis. A student may choose to participate in multiple sessions.

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