Pacific Music Institute (PMI)

Pacific Music Institute (PMI)

PMI is an intensive, immersive music program with ensemble experience at its core.

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.

Multiple program tracks make this program a popular summer opportunity for students of all backgrounds and experience levels.

2019 Dates

PMI 2019 will be June 29-July 14, 2019. More specific details will be announced soon!


Dormitory lodging, meals, and other accommodations are available for students from the neighbor islands, foreign countries, Mainland, and US territories.

Financial Aid
  • HYS believes in making music education affordable and equitable for all. Thanks to generous donations and grants, we are able to offer financial aid packages for qualified students. Scholarships for private lessons are also available. Financial Aid applications will be available at the HYS website. All financial information will be kept confidential and used only for financial aid decision-making purposes
Neighbor Island Students

Travel Assistance Available

Students from all Hawaii islands are encouraged to audition and apply for travel assistance. In addition to Financial Aid and Scholarships, HYS has funds to assist with neighbor island students with travel expenses (airfare and ground transportation) for rehearsals and concerts.

Future Leaders

Every time I hear HYS perform, I think how awesome Hawaii will be with these people as our future leaders.

Tammy J.


Music for All

There isn't a single child who shouldn't be exposed to orchestral music, especially thanks to HYS.

Belinda C.

Former Parent


Participating in HYS was an amazing, life-changing experience. I made lifelong friends and learned to respect myself.

Jason B.

Former Student