Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival - Vocal Program 2022

This application closed on Saturday April 30, 2022.

2022 Summer Festival

AS ONE (Kaminsky, Campbell, Reed)
HAIR (MacDermot, Ragni, Rado)
As a special opportunity, Hair cast members will get to work with acclaimed Mexican-American composer Joey Contreras.  This summer, Joey will work with our musical theatre artists in a concert of his work, AN EVENING WITH JOEY CONTRERAS & FRIENDS.  Each participant will receive an individual coaching with Joey on one of his selected works for this performance. 

Joey Contreras is a New York based, musical theatre and pop songwriter, internationally known for his various projects, performances and studio album releases, amassing millions of streams. He is a Fred Ebb Award finalist, a two-time Jonathan Larson Grant finalist, and an alum from the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and NYU Grad MT Writing Program. His musical “In Pieces” is currently licensed worldwide. A highlights album was released by Broadway Records in 2021.
For recorded auditions, you must submit the following:

  • Three contrasting music selections of your choice, at least one selection must be in English.
  • A one minute monologue.
  • Two songs in contrasting styles (musical theatre, classical, or non-classical)
CASTING DECISIONS: Applicant deadline is March 15, 2022. Those artists wishing to be considered for fellowships and scholarships are encouraged to apply and submit supporting documentation as early as possible.

Please contact Shayna Leahy at sleahy@hawaiipaf.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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ATTENTION: All video auditions must be attached in the video section below. You must announce your name and the title of the piece before each submission. A new video is preferred, however, if you are unable to do so, the submission must have been recorded within the last 6 months. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4

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For Professional Fellow applicants, only. Please list previous recognized young artist programs that you have attended (i.e.: Santa Fe, Central City, etc.) or upload two letters of recommendation from recognized authorities attesting to your career readiness below.
Please submit a financial aid form if you are in need of assistance. If you wish to apply for financial aid and feel you meet the criteria, visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org to download the form. Complete the form and submit it here as a PDF. Financial aid is limited and requests for financial aid are carefully evaluated and awarded to qualifying applicants, based on the following three criteria*: 1.) Verifiable financial need. 2.) Level of talent and skill. 3.) Casting needs. (*IF YOU NEED FINANCIAL AID, YOU MUST SUBMIT A FORM) Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
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ONLY required for Professional Fellow applicants who have not completed two Young Artist residencies, please upload two letters of recommendation from recognized authorities attesting to your career readiness. Please note, this company only allows scanned/uploaded letters. You MUST include the scanned letter on the recommender information page. See our FAQ for details on how to submit your letters via this method.

Maximum number permitted: 2 Allowed method(s): Scanned/Uploaded Letter.

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