Symphony Orchestra

July 17-24, 2022 at the Hawaii Convention Center

*Out-of-state students, please book travel outside of July 17-24 for full participation

Daily Classes (7/17-7/23)

5:15pm-7:15pm: Rehearsals

Concert Performance (7/24)

2:00pm at the Hawaii Convention Center


The OLA Symphony Orchestra, the centerpiece of PMI, will be conducted by PMI Artistic Director Joe Stepec and NOI+F Director Richard Scerbo. The Symphony Orchestra is an advanced program for orchestral string, wind, brass, and percussion students. Additional mentorship will be provided by OLA Teaching Fellows.

Select wind, brass, and percussion students from Wind Ensemble will also be invited to play in the Symphony Orchestra.

All woodwind and brass students are to provide their own bell covers and overlapping musicians masks. Limited enrollment due to safety protocols.


Eligible instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass

Students entering 8th grade up until 1st year college. 19 and under.

Ideal candidates have at least 2 years of experience on their instrument.

Students ages 12-18 are required to be fully vaccinated; boosters are recommended. Students ages 7-11 are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. No masks are required for fully vaccinated and boosted employees or volunteers, or for students ages 12+.


Violin – Holly Jenkins and Clara Kim

Viola – Zoe Martin-Doike

Cello – Vicky Wang

Bass – Matt Love

Woodwinds – Tim Daniels

Brass – Markus Osterlund

Percussion – Christopher Cabrera

Symphony Orchestra

Local residents, use the code "KAMAAINA" at checkout!
$ 400

$320 for Hawaii residents
Hawaii residents use coupon code KAMAAINA at checkout for 20% off

  • Includes instrument workshop
  • Individualized instruction
  • Fun and safe learning environment
Placement Video Excerpts

PMI2022 – Violin Excerpt

PMI2022 – Viola Excerpt

PMI2022 – Cello Excerpt

PMI2022 – Bass Excerpt 

If necessary, excerpts may be played at a slower tempo.


After registering, you will receive a placement video submission link. The purpose of the placement video is to help us determine which ensemble is the best fit for you. When recording, please make sure your face and instrument is clearly visible. High fidelity audio/video quality is not necessary.  While this is NOT an audition, students may not be accepted if they don’t meet the general performance expectations.


At PMI2021, we were able to gather in a limited capacity to produce music together for the first time in more than a year!

student playing the tympani drums