PMI2021 Handbook

Countdown to PMI2021



Are you ready for PMI?

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Daily Check-In

  1. If you are able, attend PMI+ from 9:30-11:00AM on Zoom!
  2. Know what time your session starts. Some of you may belong in more than one group.
  3. When you arrive to the Hawaii Convention Center, you will need to go through one of the temperature screening check points.
  4. Come to the third floor(Pa Kalihi Courtyard) and you will see big HYS signs and a check-in table. Arrive 15 minutes before your start time. 
  5. Check in with your name or the QR code on your name tag that can be picked up on your first day.
  6. Remember your instrument, instrument-specific supplies (rosin, reeds, mouthpiece) music, folder, and pencil.


  1. Make sure you gather all of your belongings before leaving.
  2. After your session is done, please exit the Convention Center right away and avoid gathering.

Program Specific Information

Daily Room Schedule

Where: Hawaii Convention Center

Follow this daily schedule from Monday, July 5 to Saturday, July 10. 

Concert will be on Sunday, July 11.

Concert Performance

When: Sunday, July 11th, 2021

Where: Hawaii Convention Center

Live audience performances will be in 30-minute time slots. Every student can invite 2 household guests. Event will be recorded but not livestreamed. No classes on Sunday on July 11th.

Concert Attire: TBD by instructors.

10:00-12:00PM: Solo & String Quartet

1:00-3:00PM: Wind, Brass, & Percussion

4:00-5:00PM: Summer Jazz Intensive


No, you are not required to attend. We do highly encourage everyone attend these sessions. We have excellent mainland clinicians that will engage with you in important music life skills! Take advantage of this amazing opportunity. 

Your full attendance is very important to the success of the camp. If you have unavoidable conflicts or emergencies, please contact our general manager, Jeremy Lawi at [email protected]

All non-wind players (string, rhythm section, percussion) may use regular face masks.

Wind players should supply their own overlapping style mask and bell cover.

If you’re in Solo & String Quartet (SSQ), Iggy Jang will assign you to be a part of one string quartet. Some students may be selected to also play in the Select String Orchestra. Students may also take private lessons with instructors.

If you’re in Wind, Brass, and Percussion (WBP), look for your instrument specific block in the daily room schedule. Some students may be selected to also play in the woodwind ensemble and brass ensemble.

If you’re in Summer Jazz Intensive, you will belong in either Jazz 1 or 2 block in the daily room schedule.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email, call, or see a staff member in Room 301B.

Jeremy Lawi, General Manager
email: [email protected]

Aris Doike, Director of Operations

Parker Nakamura, Assistant Operations Manager

Code of Conduct

We expect attendees of the Pacific Music Institute (PMI) to behave in a manner that respects the rights of others and brings honor to the Institute and dignity to themselves. We are guests at the Hawaii Convention Center. Please leave any area in a condition cleaner and more orderly than you found it.  Please adhere to the following rules:

  • Attendance at all functions is mandatory, including concerts. The PMI General Manager must be notified with a parent note or email of any known absences, tardies, or requests for early departure. Inadequate attendance or notice of absence at sessions may result in disciplinary action including exclusion from performances.
  • Treat all faculty, staff, and volunteers with respect.
  • No food, drinks (except water), or gum are allowed in any of the rehearsal/concert facilities.
  • No use of tobacco products, e-cigarettes/vapes, or other intoxicating substances.
  • No gambling or stealing.
  • No bullying, harassment, or hazing.
  • No selling, promotion of, possessing, consuming, or being under the influence of drugs, narcotics, hallucinogens, or alcohol.
  • No socializing with outside guests during workshop hours.
  • No texting, phone or video calls, or use of any electronic devices during rehearsals and concerts.

In any case of misconduct, Hawaii Youth Symphony will enforce immediate disciplinary action, which may include expulsion from PMI and forfeiture of all fees. The Hawaii Youth Symphony will cooperate fully with law enforcement officials for any and all legal transgressions.

Zoom Expectations

Please sign on at 9:25am HST (5 minutes before 9:30). PMI staff will verify your name and email address before admitting you into Zoom.

Equipment needed:
1. Computer, laptop, or tablet
2. Dependable internet and wifi connection
3. It is recommended to download the Zoom Video Communications Application (free). Please keep
4. Zoom Application updated with the most recent updates. Those unable to download the Zoom App
5. can join from browser.
6. Headphones or ear buds to limit ambient noise (recommended)

Download a PMI Zoom background!

Hawaii Convention Center

All PMI events occur at the Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Temperature Screening Locations
3rd Floor Plan

Participating Schools

Drake High
Hawaii Baptist Academy
Kailua Intermediate
Kaimuki Middle
Kaiser High
Kalani High
Kamehameha Kapalama
Kamehameha Schools
Kapolei Charter School (Goodwill HI)
Kawananakoa Middle
La Pietra
Le Jardin Academy
Mid-Pacific Institute
Mililani High
Moanalua High
Moanalua Middle
Myron B. Thompson
Pearl City High
Roosevelt High
Roosevelt High
Sacred Hearts Academy
Salt Lake Elementary
San Domenico School
SF Conservatory of Music
Star of the Sea
Stevenson Middle
UH Manoa
University Lab
Waipahu High


Randy Wong, Executive Director

Joseph Stepec, Artistic Director

Iggy Jang, SSQ Director

Dean Taba, SJI Director

Richard Scerbo, NOI+F Director

Jeremy Lawi, PMI General Manager

Aris Doike, Operations Manager

Parker Nakamura, Operations Assistant

All Faculty, Staff, Family and Friends of PMI