Jazz It Up: Can You Ace This True or False Jazz Trivia?

Jazz It Up

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis once said: “Jazz music is the power of now. There is no script. It’s conversation. The emotion is given to you by musicians as they make split-second decisions to fulfill what they feel the moment requires.” Pacific Music Institute’s Jazz Intensive takes this to heart. Jazz students can participate in an […]

Mele Mash-Up: Can you complete the lyrics of these songs from Hawai‘i?

Can you complete these lyrics?

Pacific Music Institute connects students from many places and backgrounds who share a love of music and drive for excellence. Besides this passion for music education, our program is also loved for its setting: Hawai‘i! While you’re honing your craft, it never hurts to be surrounded by beautiful weather, scenery, and, of course, the aloha […]

Putting the Spotlight on the Honor Band

Putting the Spotlight on the Honor Band

At Pacific Music Institute, we believe in providing fun, high-quality music education to students in Hawaiʻi and beyond. This summer, we partnered with the Oʻahu Band Directors Association (OBDA) to bring something new to PMI – the Middle School Honor Band. With a total enrollment of 72 students, the honor band was our biggest program […]

Blown Away by the Band

Wind Ensemble 2022

If you want to immerse yourself in the world of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments, look no further than Pacific Music Institute’s Wind Ensemble program. Our band program offers an unparalleled musical experience through workshops, clinics, and ensembles. It doesn’t matter what instrument you play – we’re sure to have something that will blow you […]

A Melting Pot for Music Students

A Melting Pot for Music Students

Music is universal, transcending the barriers of language and culture to bring people together. At Pacific Music Institute, our summer music camp gives local, mainland, and international students an opportunity to make friends with people who enjoy making music as much as they do. Join us in sharing the love of music through some of […]

Let’s Take a Look Back at PMI! 

PMI 2022 Oboe

PMI 2022 was a great success! This year, we had students join us from 59 schools, as well as an incredible lineup of top-class instructors. They participated in six fun programs – Jazz Intensive, Solo & String Quartet, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, ʻUkulele Workshop, and Middle School Honor Band. New at PMI! Tuning in to […]

Stay On Beat This Summer

Waikiki Shell

If you ask us, live music is one of the greatest joys in life. Concerts bring people together and make people happy in a way that nothing else can! Attending concerts has also been proven to promote wellbeing, lower stress, and even increase life expectancy by up to nine years! If you’re ready to gather […]

Five Reasons to Play the ʻUkulele

Five Reasons to Play the ʻUkulele

Summer is finally here! Now is the perfect time to challenge yourself to do something new. Not sure where to start? Consider picking up a musical instrument, like the ‘ukulele! Although many people associate the instrument with Hawaiʻi, ‘ukuleles are well-loved by people all around the world. Here are five reasons why you should learn […]

Meet this summer’s world-renowned music teachers!

PMI 2022 Teachers

Every year, we bring internationally acclaimed music teachers to Honolulu for our summer music camp, and recruit the best of Hawaiʻi’s local faculty. With the full lineup of Pacific Music Institute programs back for the first time since 2019, we’re excited to welcome many new faculty members to the PMI ‘ohana this year! Here’s a […]

Summer Composed for You!

Summer Composed For You

There are only three more months left until PMI 2022 and we can’t wait! This year, we have an exciting lineup of programs taught by world-class instructors. Keep reading to learn more about what we have in store.  Solo & String Quartet  Do you play the violin, viola, or cello? If so, Solo and String […]