Welcome to the Arts at HPU!

The Arts at Hawai'i Pacific University are thriving!  Three minors have recently been launched: Art History, Studio Art, and Music.  We offer a variety of music performance opportunities as well as art, music, and theatre courses. HPU is very proud of our Theatre Program, in which students can create an individualized major or minor.  The Theatre Program produces two major shows per academic year, which feature students as well as members of the greater Honolulu community.

Our performing ensembles include the International Chorale and Vocal Ensemble, the HPU Orchestra, and the HPU Wind Ensemble.  Each of these programs offer generous scholarships, allowing students to major in any academic field while continuing to enjoy playing their instrument or singing.  The International Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra returned recently from a concert tour in China, visiting Beijing and Xi’an.  The HPU Wind Ensemble will embark upon a West Coast concert tour in the spring of 2012.
HPU Orchestra Recital-Voices of Resistance

HPU Symphonic Band-Voices of Resistance

Arts at HPU News

HPU Art Gallery
March 23 – May 9, 2014

‘Ohana Hawai‘i Loa Art ExhibitOhana
An annual exhibition of work by student artists, faculty, staff and alumni opens at Hawai‘i Pacific University on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4pm. This mixed media exhibition will continue through Friday, May 9, 2014.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni were invited to submit original works and final selections were made by HPU faculty members. The work of students, faculty, staff and alumni are included in this exhibition and the pieces include drawings, paintings and photography.
The Hawai‘i Pacific University Art Gallery is located on HPU’s windward Hawai‘i Loa campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, in Kaneohe.  Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Admission and parking is free and the public is invited.  For more information call: 544-0228.

Paul & Vi Loo Theatreheritage
April 4th - 27th, 2014

By P.J. Barry • Directed by Joyce Maltby

An ensemble play, “Heritage” tells the story of Abraham Lincoln in a way that reveals the man in a very different light. Spanning three generations, we discover the strength of character of the women and men who shaped the life of our sixteenth President, and the unmistakable impression that they each left upon his life and legacy. Narrated throughout by Jim Tharp, this talented cast of eight ensemble actors play dozens of characters, taking us on a journey into America’s history. While he never appears in the play, Lincoln is a constant presence as we follow his story from the young Lucy Hanks, his maternal grandmother, to his marriage to Mary Todd and his life in the White House. MORE...

HPU Choirs and Symphony • Hawai'i TheatreHPUsym
April 27, 2014

HPU presents Choirs and Symphony Spring concert, featuring Makana in full spectrum sound. Called “dazzling” by The New York Times, slack key guitar master Makana teams up with the Hawai‘i Pacific University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra for a performance unlike any Hawai’i has ever seen! Performing works from Native Inuit to Hawaiian, traditional Chinese to Bollywood fusion, and debuting both new Makana compositions as well as awe-inspiring arrangements of epic Neo-Classical compositions, this concert celebrates the diversity of cultural creativity with a massive ensemble of over 100 performers on stage. (download poster)

Hawai'i Theatre, Sunday, April 27, 2014. 7:00 pm. Tickets: $25 Premium, $20 General, $15 Senior/military, $10 Students with ID.For more information call 808-528-0506 or visit us online: www.hawaiitheatre.com

HPU Symphonic Band • Roosevelt HS AuditoriumBand
April 29, 2014

The HPU Symphonic Band presents “The Music of John Williams” with music from "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars." Free Admission/Calabash Offering! (download poster)

Dr. Joseph Ruszkowski, Conductor
CWO Michael Smith, USMC MARFORPAC Band, Guest Narrator
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7 P.M.
Roosevelt HS Auditorium, Honolulu
visit us online: www.hpu.edu/band