What is Pacific Music Institute all about?
Musicianship and fun, of course! Throughout our week-long summer camp, you’ll adventure into new styles of music, learn to overcome performance anxiety, and master all the tools our faculty of professional musicians use in their career. After a great week of getting to meet and work with some of your musical heroes, you’ll participate in an end of PMI showcase concert!
“Participating in an end of PMI performance added to the entire experience because it showed all the progress we made. I also always got a feeling of accomplishment by the end of PMI because I was able to perform pieces that normally would take me months to learn.”
– Emily Uetake, PMI 2019 Student
In 2021, the concert is taking the form of an eFestival, and we’re inviting all music lovers to join us in celebrating the gift of playing music together!
“It’s difficult to beat the atmosphere and energy of a live performance, but a digital format is a great way to reach a wide audience, especially our friends and family who we haven’t been able to see due to the pandemic.”
-Alex Hayashi, PMI 2021 Faculty, PMI 2007 Student
Hear more from our young musicians!
There is so much fun and value that comes out of working with a faculty of recording, performing, and touring musicians! Our students learn more than just how to play an instrument; they get a taste of what it’s really like to be a professional musician!
PMI 2007 alumnus Alex Hayashi went on to earn his Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in Oboe Performance. When he’s not teaching or performing, we’re so lucky to have Alex back to teach oboe in our Wind, Brass, and Percussion Clinics!
“PMI provided a preview of what to expect in the field, especially with the expectations (like preparing pieces to have performance-ready in a short amount of time) and helped me practice in self-discipline! Although the format is quite different from when I attended PMI, I think working toward the performance still provides a wonderful team building experience for the students,” Hayashi said.
What can you expect to hear? This year’s oboists will be performing a medley of Disney songs, and a medley of songs by the band Journey. There will be awesome performances from our Jazz group, our Ukulele group, our Solo & String Quartet students, and more! You won’t want to miss the fun! Follow us on social @pacificmusichi or join our email list for more PMI details.