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 […]

Classical Remix – Do you know which classical piece inspired these songs?

Do you know which classical piece inspired these songs?

From pop hits to jazz jams, you may be surprised at how many popular songs have classical influences! We call it classical because of the lasting value it continues to have on the musical world. While almost all music must pay homage to the classics, you can actually hear specific classical pieces within some songs! […]

Rumor Brass It – Do You Truly Know Music?

rumor brass it music quiz

A Musical True/False Quiz! Whether you consider yourself a music buff, or you just dabble in music, rumor brass it there’s always room for more music knowledge! From classical symphonic, to jazz, to popular music, there are so many surprising music facts out there. No matter what you’re into, this musical true or false quiz […]

What Your Favorite Composer Says About You

what your favorite composer says about you

Who composed your favorite piece? These great composers had more to their personalities than first meets the ear! Their unique passions (other than composing!) are often reflected in their music. Tell us who your Top Artist is, and we’ll tell you what similarities you may share if you enjoy their music. Have fun! If you […]

The Summer Coda

pmi 2021 in review

“You can ask anyone on the street if they love music and nearly 100% of the people who respond will say they like music. You can’t get this kind of response with anything else.” – Conductor Elton Masaki As we wrap up a great summer of music making, we took some time to remember why […]