MAKING MUSIC IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE
The HYS’ mission is to help youth develop to their fullest potential through orchestral music, in the setting of our Islands' unique culture.
HYS welcomes students ages 7-18 from all islands, and beyond.
From beginning classes to our top Youth Symphony I orchestra, HYS offers a wide range of music making opportunities.
Explore activities by summer season and academic season; we are active all 12 months of the year.
HYS is just part of a richly musical community. Learn about our partners, who also make Hawaii home.
News of Note
HONOLULU – Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS) and students from the organization’s newest program, The
Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS) will be kicking off the fall season on a high
KAUNAKAKAI (July 18, 2018) – In partnership with Kaunakakai Elementary School teacher Bob Underwood,
Introducing Dr. John Devlin!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Hawaii Youth Symphony is pleased to introduce Dr. John Devlin as its fourth Music Director, the Conductor of Youth Symphony I, and the Artistic Director of the Pacific Music Institute. Dr. Devlin succeeds Mr. Henry Miyamura, who served as HYS Music Director for over 30 years.