Links to our Music Community

The Hawaii Youth Symphony is grateful for a talented and generous community that supports our efforts. These links are meant to be a resource for anyone looking for musical links in Hawaii. We hope it will be a helpful tool for our music community. It is by no means a complete list and we depend on our partners to provide up-to-date information. HYS supports all our school and community partners, listed or unlisted, and inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement of any individual or entity. If you would like to be added or removed from this page, please email



Schools with Orchestra Programs

University of Hawaii Orchestra
Hawaii Pacific University Chamber Orchestra
Baldwin High School

Hanahauoli School
Hanalani School
Hilo High School
Honolulu Waldorf School
Iolani School
Kaiser High School
Kalani High School
Kamehameha Schools
McKinley High School
Mid-Pacific Institute
Mililani High School
Moanalua High School
Punahou School
Roosevelt High School
St. Andrews Priory School
University Laboratory School
Aliamanu Middle School
Central Middle School
Kaimuki Middle School
Kawananakoa Middle School

Mililani Middle School

Moanalua Middle School
Niu Valley Middle School
Washington Middle School
Moanalua Elementary School
Waiau Elementary School

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Performing Orchestras and Chamber Groups (Community and Professional)

Chamber Music Hawaii
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Honolulu Chamber Music Series
Honolulu Symphony Musicians
Kamuela Philharmonic
Maui Pops Orchestra
Oahu Civic Orchestra
Orchestra of the Hawaiian Islands

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Community Youth Orchestra

Hawaii Youth Symphony
Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

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Music Festivals and Competitions

Aloha International Piano Festival
Contrabass Festival
Hawaii American String Teachers Association (HASTA) Solo and Ensemble Festival
Hawaii American String Teachers Association (HASTA) Parade of Orchestras
Hawaii Music Teachers Association (HMTA) Competition
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition
Musicians Association of Hawaii
Oahu Arts Center Mozart Festival

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Stores That Service and Sell Orchestral Instruments

CK Violins
Global Music Supply
Music Center of Hawaii
Strings for Tomorrow

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Private Teachers

Violin & Viola Instructors (updated 10/21/16)

Cello & Bass Instructors (updated 10/21/16)

Woodwind Instructors (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone)

Brass Instructors (Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba) (updated 1/4/17)

Percussion Instructors

Piano Instructors

Suzuki Association of Hawaii
Suzuki Talent Association of Hawaii
Hawaii Musicians Union (find a teacher)

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The Pros: HYS Alumni and Friends Performing Here and There

Michael-Thomas Foumai, HYS05, violin, now composer
Abe Lagrimas, Jr., HYS01, percussion, now professional musician
Sunghae Anna Lim, HYS81, violin, now professional musician and music educator
Jon Magnussen, HYS86, violin, now composer
Eric Miyashiro, HYS81, trumpet, now professional musician
Kurt Muroki, HYS90, bass, now professional musician and music educator
Dean Taba, HYS81, horn, now professional musician
Leslie Tagorda, HYS92, clarinet, now business woman and professional musician

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Other Local Orchestral Music-Related Businesses

Normzart Greeting Cards, designed by Hawaii Symphony clarinetist Norm Foster

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