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 Theatre


November 11 through 20, 2016

by Ira Levin
directed by Eden Lee Murray

A famous playwright suffering a dry spell, a young writer, a promising script, a nervous wife, a psychic neighbor, a dark and stormy night, a wall covered with weapons, and deliciously witty dialogue throughout. These are just some of the ingredients in Ira Levin’s Deathtrap, the fall mainstage production at Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul & Vi Loo Theatre. One of the most successful whodunits of all time, Deathtrap ran for four years on Broadway and is sure to delight. 

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.