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 […]

Can We Get An Encore?

recap of pmi 2021

Hybrid camp in 2021 was amazing, but can we get an encore? 100% in-person this time!  For over 30 years, Pacific Music Institute has been a place where students from across Hawaiʻi, the mainland, and the Pacific Rim come together to make music with world-class instructors. After not being able to come together in 2020, […]

Turn Up the Heat! Summer Camp 2022

pacific music institute 2022

If you’re looking for fun and safe summer camp options in 2022, you’re not alone! We’re all ready to turn up the heat and find adventure this summer. We just have one question: where better to do it than in Hawaiʻi?  Are you a middle or high school student? Here are 3 reasons to attend […]

Howzit – Do You Know What These Hawaiian Words Mean?

what is hawaiiana?

Howzit! You may know that Pacific Music Institute is a premier music camp where young musicians work with world-renowned instructors and make incredible progress on their playing. We find the best instructors from all over the world and bring them to Oʻahu so that local students, as well as students from the mainland and abroad, […]

Déjà Blues – How Well Do You Know Music History?

How Well Do You Know Music History?

Sometimes, we focus a lot on technique in music class and don’t always have time to dive into the rich history of music. Whether you’re a music history fan, or you just love music, we hope you have fun and learn something new. See how many of  these music history trivia questions you can get […]