Pacific Music Institute (PMI)

Pacific Music Institute

WHAT IS PMI?

During the summer, HYS produces the Pacific Music Institute (PMI): an intensive, immersive music program with ensemble experience at its core.  Students participate in ensembles ranging from concert band and string orchestra to chamber music, jazz band, and symphony orchestra. At the end of the institute, each ensemble performs in designated concerts, free and open to the community. In addition to honing their development as ensemble players, students are also exposed to a variety of music theory, master classes, sectionals, and other musicianship building activities that are designed specifically for PMI and are not offered during the regular HYS season. While some students who sign up to PMI are new to HYS, many others return each summer as they continue to forge friendships, build musical skills, and perform with fellow young musicians from the Pacific Rim.

WHEN IS PMI?

PMI 2017 is scheduled for July 7 – 16, 2017. Click here to see the PMI 2016 Schedule. Please check back here on mid-June 2017 for further information. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN?

Students entering grades 8 through 12 (including graduating seniors) with at least two years of instrumental experience are eligible to enroll. This institute is for serious music students.

WHERE IS PMI HELD?

All PMI activities will be held at McKinley High School.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

REGISTER HERE

The PMI 2017 registration deadline is Friday, June 29.

Our 2017 Clinicians:

Large Ensembles  
Symphony Orchestra Joseph Stepec
Concert Band Grant Okamura & Brad Shimizu
String Orchestra Elton Masaki & Hannah Watanabe
Jazz Band Ira Wong
   
Winds  
Flute TBD
Clarinet Lynne Nakaura, Curtis Noborikawa, Michael Han
Oboe Susan Ochi-Onishi, Paul Chinen, Chris Fujiwara
Bassoon Paul Barrett
Saxophone Wayne Fanning
   
Brass  
Horn Marie Lickwar, Rory Onishi
Trumpet Stanton Haugen, Parker Nakamura
Low Brass Thomas Hesch
   
Percussion Ira Wong
   
Strings  
Violin Dr. Helen Liu, Hannah Watanabe
Viola Colin Belisle
Cello Dr. I-Bei Lin
Bass Matt Love
String Quartets Helen Liu, Colin Belisle, Joseph Stepec