The Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) is a Hawai'i Non-Profit Corporation that supports music education and enrichment for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments. We do this by organizing and sponsoring festivals such as the flagship Maui Steel Guitar Festival, the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival and the Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival. We also conduct workshops, exhibitions, and other music-related public events and use social media channels and our websites to publicize the corporationís music and cultural activities and provide information to the public.
HIMELE has been designated a 501(c)(3) corporation by the IRS. In order to accomplish its goals, HIMELE may also collaborate with other non-profit organizations which fall under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code and are operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.
HIMELE is dedicated to continuing to educate and enrich the world through the music, culture and spirit of Hawaii.