Hawaii Youth Symphony

HYS Announces Jason Chin as General Manager for Upcoming 2019 Pacific Music Institute


HONOLULU (April 2, 2019) – Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS) has named Jason Chin as the General Manager for the organization’s upcoming 2019 Pacific Music Institute (PMI) this summer.

The 2019 PMI is an intensive summer program designed for novice to advanced students ages 10-18 to hone their musical skills and engage with incredible artist faculty. These programs are open to students with at least two years of experience playing concert band, orchestral, or jazz instruments.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jason Chin to be part of our Hawaii Youth Symphony ohana at this summer’s Pacific Music Institute,” said Randy Wong, President of Hawaii Youth Symphony, “As a talented musician and experienced leader, we are confident he will be a great resource to our students and wonderful addition to our HYS staff.”

Prior to joining HYS, Chin served as the band director for Jarrett Middle School from 2004 to 2007 and then at Kawananakoa Middle School from 2007 to 2018, where he also oversaw other school programs including the school’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, the Pacific Composition Project, the Kawananakoa –Uwajima Minami Exchange Program, and other band activities.

“As a musician and mentor for young people, it is truly an honor to have the opportunity to share my joy of music and make this gift accessible to all,” said Chin. “At HYS, music is our life and I’m proud to be a part of such an amazing network of students, esteemed colleagues and renowned musicians from the U.S. Mainland and abroad.”

In addition to his work with HYS, Chin currently works as the Technology Coordinator at Maʻemaʻe Elementary School, provides consultation for various band programs on Oahu and teaches private lessons for saxophone students.

For more information, please visit or call (808) 941-9706.

About Hawaii Youth Symphony

Established as a non-profit organization in 1964, the Hawaii Youth Symphony promotes and celebrates the importance of music study on academic achievement and social-emotional development. Its programs service youth through orchestral music education, performances and community engagement. Each year, the organization serves more than 600 students ages 7 through 18 from over 100 schools statewide. For more information, call (808) 941-9706 or visit

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