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Sabrina Saiki-Mita (Masterclass)

  • Studio 909 @ Musicians' Association of Hawaii 949 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI, 96814 United States (map)

The University of Hawaii’s Sabrina Saiki-Mita will present a masterclass at Studio 909.


Quantz: Concerto in G Major
Sarah Tomita, flute

Bizet: Entr’acte from “Carmen” (excerpt)
Prokofief: Peter and the Wolf (excerpt)
Sherry Tanaka, flute

Dello Joio: The Developing Flutist
Noah Kimura, flute

this masterclass is generously sponsored by Wilfred Kusaka.

Presented as a part of our 3rd Annual Flute Festival: Around the World.


Auditing this class is FREE for all HFS members. Non-members may purchase an All-Access Festival Pass or an Auditor Ticket for this event. Festival Pass includes admission to all Festival Events and participation in Festival Flute Choir program. Please claim your admission at Will Call.

FREE+1 for Supporting Members and above
FREE+2 for Event Sponsors

About Sabrina Saiki-Mita


Sabrina Saiki-Mita teaches flute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Punahou Music School, and has also taught music theory, dictation, and sight-singing at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has maintained a private flute studio since 1990 and has extensive experience teaching students from elementary through post retirement. Her students continue to win scholarships, top positions in honorary ensembles such as Select Band and Hawai‘i Youth Symphony, and superior recognition in Solo and Ensemble festivals. Sabrina is a regular clinician at local middle schools and high schools on O‘ahu, and has adjudicated for Solo and Ensemble festivals and Select Band auditions in Hawai‘i and Texas, as well as the Southwest Division Woodwind competitions for MTNA. Sabrina plays flute and piccolo with the Royal Hawaiian Band, performs chamber music with Reverie, a flute and guitar duo and the Airés Wind Quintet, and freelances on flute, piccolo, and alto flute on O‘ahu.

Sabrina received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and a Master of Music with honors from the University of North Texas in flute performance. Her primary teachers were Mary Karen Clardy and Jean Harling. She has also studied with Kathleen Chastain, Doriot Dwyer, Katherine Kemler, and Lin Keh-Ming.

While in Texas, Sabrina taught private lessons, gave flute clinics and masterclasses at middle schools and high schools, and performed with the University of North Texas Chamber Wind Ensemble. Soon after graduating, she became a faculty member at Texas Wesleyan University where she taught flute and woodwind methods. While there, Sabrina performed in faculty recitals and was a soloist with the Texas Wesleyan Wind Ensemble.


Entrance is through the ground-floor glass doors facing Kapiolani Blvd. Limited parking is available in the Musicians' Association parking lot. You may park in any open stall after 6pm weekdays, and all day weekends. Enter near 909 Kapiolani, or from the rear of the building on Waimanu (Google 952 Waimanu Street). Follow signs for Musicians' Hall Parking.

Street parking on Kapiolani is free Monday-Saturday after 6:30pm and all day on Sunday. Please consult posted signs.

Paid parking is also available across the street at the Blaisdell Center.

Earlier Event: March 30
Festival Flute Choir (Rehearsal)