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 Symphony Orchestra w/ Makana
Dance of the Red Poppies


HPU Symphonic Band-Voices of Resistance


Arts at HPU News

HPU Music

Moonlight Serenade Concert

March 18,2016
7:00 pm
Location: Lutheran Church of Honolulu

All are invited to the annual “Moonlight Serenade,” Friday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Honolulu. This concert features solo and small group repertoire from early Classical to Broadway and Pop, from our three music ensembles. Encouraging everyone to come out and support our talented musicians! Free admission, calabash offering, plenty of free parking.

HPU Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

April 8th through April 17th, 2016

by William Shakespeare
directed by Troy M. Apostol

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, Much Ado About Nothing, opens with the Prince Don Pedro's soldiers arriving at the estate of Leonato, governor of Messina. From there, the macho military men, as well as the lovely ladies of Messina, conspire to bring together two couples: the young Claudio and Leonato’s sweet daughter, Hero; and the braggart Benedick and Leonato’s wild niece, Beatrice. Meanwhile, the villain Don John takes his revenge by breaking apart Claudio and Hero’s marriage via deception and slander. Hero falls dead at the altar. But is she really dead? Will the show have a happy ending? Is it really much ado about "nothing"? Join us this April to find out! 

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the Theatre at HPU page.

HPU Fine Arts

The artwork of Kirsten Rae Simonsen, ARTS 1000 instructor, was accepted into a contemporary art magazine, Fresh Paint (printed and distributed in USA and UK). The juror was Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator).

Kirsten’s work can be viewed at her website.

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