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    which school of music is the best here in the Philippines?

    University of Santo Tomas, Conservatory of Music
    University of the Philippines, College of Music
    St. Scholastica's College, College of Music
    Philippine Women's University, School of Music
    Sta. Isabel College Manila, College of Music
    Centro Escolar University, College of Music
    Silliman University, College of Music
    St. Paul University Manila, College of Music

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    Mangangamoy ihi na naman itong thread na ito, lol!

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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/Manneken_Pis_%28crop%29.jpg/617px-Manneken_Pis_%28crop%29.jpg

    Huwag kalimutang dalawin siya kapag nagawi kayo sa Brussels.

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    UST Conservatory of Music


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    ^ kuya danny, nakita kodin sya - napa obscure ng location nitong manneken pis. nasa isang kanto lang sya ng mga eskinita sa brussels.

    ang liit liit naman nyan eh, kala ko kung gano kalaki yung fountain...

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    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES COLLEGE OF MUSIC

    Established by the Board of Regent in its 773rd meeting held on August 30, 1968 under the
    Administration of President Carlos P. Romulo.

    The U.P. College of Music serves as an effective instrument in the task of national development by providing quality and professional instruction in diverse areas of specialization in Music.

    Its College Administration and Faculty are committed to provide a meaningful and personally relevant learning of music as well as guide the students in their pursuit of truth undertaken with the highest standards of academic excellence.

    The College is a veritable source of strength and knowledge, as well as inspiration, not only for musicians -- performers and academicians -- but for all artists. Its graduates should stand out not only as exemplary academicians, artists or musicians, but as integral persons with an adequate perception of their duties and responsibilities not only referring directly in their professions but also in non-musical or non-artistic matters that could affect their lives and those of the other citizens of their country and of the world.

    http://www.upd.edu.ph/~music/index_college.htm

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    UST Conservatory of Music

    As one of the two Centers of Excellence in Music, the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music has maintained its efforts and achievements to be a premiere music school. It is the only music school in the Philippines which has an all-student symphony orchestra and an all-student symphonic band. The Conservatory of Music has choral groups namely The Coro Tomasino, The Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble and the world-renowned UST Singers. It also has instrumental groups; The UST Jazz Band, The UST Guitar Ensemble, Rondalla, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, USTe Mundo- the ethnic ensemble and various smaller groups which can be called on as the need arises. Every year, the Conservatory takes most of the major prizes in competitions such as the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and in other national music competitions. The Conservatory of Music is very proud that in terms of population, it is the biggest music school in the country and is able to graduate a considerable number of competent and talented musicians every year.

    Courses Offered

    Bachelor of Music in Piano
    Bachelor of Music in Voice
    Bachelor of Music in Guitar
    Bachelor of Music in Violin
    Bachelor of Music in Viola
    Bachelor of Music in Cello
    Bachelor of Music in Contra bass
    Bachelor of Music in Flute
    Bachelor of Music in Oboe
    Bachelor of Music in Clarinet
    Bachelor of Music in Bassoon
    Bachelor of Music in Harp
    Bachelor of Music in Saxophone
    Bachelor of Music in Trumpet
    Bachelor of Music in Trombone
    Bachelor of Music in French Horn
    Bachelor of Music in Tuba
    Bachelor of Music in Percussion
    Bachelor of Music in Conducting (Choral/Orchestral/Band)
    Bachelor of Music in Composition
    Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
    Bachelor of Music in Music Theory
    Bachelor of Music in Music Education
    Bachelor of Music in Music Literature
    Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre (To be offered starting A.Y. 2009-2010)
    Bachelor of Music in Music Technology (To be offered starting A.Y. 2009-2010)

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    Finally, a musical theater course in the Philippines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpjpy View Post
    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES COLLEGE OF MUSIC

    Established by the Board of Regent in its 773rd meeting held on August 30, 1968 under the Administration of President Carlos P. Romulo.

    The U.P. College of Music serves as an effective instrument in the task of national development by providing quality and professional instruction in diverse areas of specialization in Music.

    Its College Administration and Faculty are committed to provide a meaningful and personally relevant learning of music as well as guide the students in their pursuit of truth undertaken with the highest standards of academic excellence.

    The College is a veritable source of strength and knowledge, as well as inspiration, not only for musicians -- performers and academicians -- but for all artists. Its graduates should stand out not only as exemplary academicians, artists or musicians, but as integral persons with an adequate perception of their duties and responsibilities not only referring directly in their professions but also in non-musical or non-artistic matters that could affect their lives and those of the other citizens of their country and of the world.

    http://www.upd.edu.ph/~music/index_college.htm
    • Home of seven of the eleven National Artists for Music
      1. Antonino Buenaventura
      2. Felipe De Leon
      3. Antonio Molina
      4. Levi Celerio
      5. Lucio San Pedro
      6. Andrea Veneración
      7. Jose Maceda
    • CHED Center of Excellence

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    Pinoy Dream Academy.

    "scholar" lahat. marami nga lang naki-kick-out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ЅUX2BÜ View Post
    goosebumps! i love the music, perfectly fits the vid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortherecord View Post
    • Home of seven of the eleven National Artists for Music
      1. Antonino Buenaventura
      2. Felipe De Leon
      3. Antonio Molina
      4. Levi Celerio
      5. Lucio San Pedro
      6. Andrea Veneración
      7. Jose Maceda
    • CHED Center of Excellence
    Ayan naman ang totoong mahusay... tahanan ng mga National Artists, Center of Excellence pa. San ka pa?

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    Bachelor of Music Degree from UP Diliman College of Music:


    BACHELOR OF MUSIC PROGRAM

    Bachelor of Music (BM) in the following major areas: Composition,
    Conducting (choral, orchestral), Instruments (strings, winds, percussion), Music Education, Musicology, Keyboard, Voice/Theatre and Dance.

    This is a five year course of study providing a well rounded preparation for a professional career in music revolving around a core of applied and theoretical subjects.

    The Bachelor of Music was first offered as a two year course (beyond the Teacher's Diploma) in 1930, a four-year course in 1949, and a five year course in 1959 due to the inclusion of the GE curriculum instituted by the University. There are three requirements for admission: a) passing the UPCAT, b) passing the written, aural, solfegge examinations, and c) passing the performance auditions. The program aims to provide a solid foundation and well-rounded preparation for a professional career in music. The student may major in instruments (keyboard [piano], violin, guitar, woodwinds, brasswinds, percussion) voice, composition, conducting (band , choral, and orchestral), dance, musicology, and music education. The GE component consists of 42 units. Three public recitals are required.

    The College also offers Masters of Music Degree.

    From: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~music/new_acad_bmprog.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by taurus90210 View Post
    San ka pa?
    Sa University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music nga at talaga.


    Paulit- ulit mang ipaskil, UST pa rin.

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    The UST Conservatory of Music is home to acclaimed soprano Rachelle Gerodias

    The Song of Rachelle

    http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt140/vilmasantos/rach.jpg


    MANILA, December 26, 2005 (STAR) -- As Team Philippines made its victory parade down Ayala Avenue in Makati City, another Filipina winner sat down with Starweek in a small cafeteria just outside the University of Santo Tomas in Manila to tell a story of hope and achievement.

    Petite and pixie-ish soprano Rachelle Gerodias, a two-time Aliw Awardee for Best Female Classical Artist, has scored her share of honors for the country, yet she looks at other Filipinos, such as the national team’s athletes, and says their achievements are great, that they "make me proud to be a Filipino".

    Following the music that has become her life, Rachelle has racked up a solid list of credentials. She was a scholar at the famed Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she received a Master of Music Degree in Voice Performance and Literature with a Performer’s Certificate under Professor Masako Toribara. First taste of courage While studying in New York in 1995, she won the top prize of the Civic Morning Musicals Vocal Competition in Syracuse. It was at this time that Rachelle learned first-hand the pain of separation from her family, which is religious, close-knit and loving.

    "I wanted to turn tail and come home during my first week in New York," she says, laughing at the memory. "I was so afraid I would fail and I missed my family so much.

    "But then my next thought was how nakakahiya (shameful) that would be, after all the hard work I and my family put into this, if I came home a coward. So I stayed and I did my best," she adds.

    Music has always been part of Rachelle’s life and her sense of hearing is so keen that she must sleep with earplugs to get any rest at all.

    "Sometimes, I envy people who can sleep heavily, no matter what sounds surround them," she says, flipping her dark curls to one side of her face. Rachelle goes on to say that her keen ears enable her voice and musicality to reach the formidable depths of expressiveness that have earned her international acclaim as a classical soprano.

    "I took piano lessons when I was a child, though I didn’t like them," she says, pulling a face. "Then I got into the choir, where I sang with Lani Misalucha. I can barely believe that I sang with Lani in the same choir! Her voice is so wonderful and it was as good then as it is now."

    Unusually enough, Rachelle was not raised solely on classical music. "I love listening to other types of music, especially rock music," she says with a small grimace. "I mean, I already listen, teach and sing classical music for a living, and sometimes I want to listen to something else."

    Rachelle earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice under Professor Gloria Dizon-Coronel at UST and was the recipient of The Young Thomasian Alumna Achiever Award.

    As a student, she won first prize in the Mozart Aria Competition in 1992, second prize in the National Music Competition for Young Artists in 1990 and first prize in the Kundiman ng Lahi Competition that same year.

    Rachelle finished her voice training in UST in "just seven years," and, by way of explanation, she says that was a "short" stint in college "because, unlike other college courses, voice demands a lot of discipline, training and on top of that you have to wait for your voice to fully mature."

    The discipline of music involves the "care of your instrument," she says. "In my case, my instrument is my voice, so I have to care for my body, especially my vocal chords and throat."

    The rigors of training and the high degree of personal discipline that the classical voice demands have taken their toll, and she has had her share of heartbreak as she stuck to her career in classical music.

    "Siyempre, the first consideration you have is that you need to find a partner who understands that you do this job because you love the music," she says leaning across the table. "I had a relationship that failed because he couldn’t understand my passion for the music, how it was my world, how it is the priority for me."

    Rachelle still hopes for a family and children. "Of course I want a husband and a family, but I also want to see how far I can go with this career, with this passion for music. I am sure that God will bless me with both in His good time. While I am waiting for that, I will put my time to good use by singing and teaching music, by seeing where it takes me." Travels, travails The music has already taken Rachelle to other countries. Rachelle received a full scholarship at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she received a professional diploma in opera under Kevin Miller.

    During her student days, Rachelle recalls with fond reminiscence that "we had to work much harder than most students now do. We had to scrounge for classical music tapes in the sale racks at record stores. Walang Internet noon, we did not have the luxury of using a search engine to find classical pieces or of downloading music."

    Now that she is teaching aspiring classical singers at UST, "I make sure to pass on the practical life lessons I’ve learned, as well as the curricular ones, to my students."

    "Hindi kasi nila ma-appreciate how much easier it is to be a student now that there is the Internet. Before we had to research through piles of books in the library. So, before I tell them they can download music, I see if they can exercise good, old-fashioned resourcefulness first by looking for recordings in the (UST) library or in music stores."

    Teaching music, particularly voice, is also a job that demands a level of commitment that is different from that needed to teach other subjects: "As a voice student, you need to bond with your teacher, there must be a close rapport between you and there must be a personal commitment to the discipline of music from both of you."

    Teaching music has become Rachelle’s bread and butter since she came home from Hong Kong after she had a polyp removed from her vocal chords.

    "I was silent–I couldn’t talk or sing–for weeks. I thought I would go crazy because I love to chat and sing," Rachelle recalls, her face clouding over with remembered pain. "I was so uncertain kasi, before the operation, I had my whole future mapped out before me, I had traveling to do and operatic roles to perform then, suddenly, there was something wrong with my singing."

    She had the operation late in 1997, about a year since she first sensed there was trouble with her voice. "Something was definitely wrong with my voice, but I was too afraid that finding out what was wrong would end my career as a classical singer. When I finally got the operation, I came home full of fear and uncertainty."

    Rachelle responded to the uncertainty of her post-operative life with resilience. She applied for work as a teacher with the UST Conservatory of Music and she was accepted and she now passes on her hard-earned nuggets of wisdom to the next generation of classical singers under her tutelage.

    "I am so glad I can still sing, because not all singers who go through such illness recover their voices. At one point during my recovery period, I was wondering if I had better just learn a new trade or prepare to work in an office or something, but God has been good to me," she says with a smile that must have dazzled quite a few audiences.

    The full operatic roles that she has performed in the United States, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore include: Norina in Don Pasquale; Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte; Pamina in Die Zauberflote (Mozart’s The Magic Flute) and the title role in Suor Angelica (both conducted by George Tintner); Lilla in Una Cosa Rara; and Madmoiselle Silberklang in Die Schauspiel Direktor.

    She has also sung the roles of Ernestine in Offenbach’s operetta, RSVP; was the understudy for the role of Tiresias’ in Poulenc’s Le Mamelle de Tiresias; Musetta in the CCP production of La Boheme with the PPO conducted by Yaacov Bergman; Bastienne in the CCP production of Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi; Seraphina in Il Campanello; Micaela and Frasquita in the Singapore Lyric Opera’s (SLO) production of Carmen; Kathy in The Student Prince, also with the SLO where she gained critical acclaim; and Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore (The Love Potion) in Hong Kong.

    She has also sung the lead roles in the world premier performances of Sikhay sa Kabila ng Paalam and Dangal ng Lahi by Dr. Francisco Feliciano, Aba! Sto. Nino and Lord Ukon Takayama by Fr. Manuel Maramba.

    Rachelle’s powerful and emotive voice is distinctive and she is well-known for her rendition of art songs, operas, oratorios, musicals and Kundimans.

    Rachelle has been a featured soloist of the PPO, Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra, San Miguel Master Choral, The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Eastman School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and the World Youth Orchestra and Chorus. She was the soprano soloist of the Northeast German Philharmonic Orchestra under Koji Kawamoto in the 2003 Toyota Classics concert in Manila.

    Rachelle’s angelic face and heavenly voice are also very visible on television, as she is a regular guest in Aawitan Kita Special and she has done recordings with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestras under the baton of the late Redentor Romero.

    However, being onstage is not what most people who knew Rachelle as a child would have expected. "I was a shy little girl and I barely spoke to people when I was little. It’s such a big change that, now, I can get on a stage and sing with confidence."

    She says this confidence, though hard-won, "is there because I was given a lot of support and strict discipline by my family."

    "Being on the stage allows me to be in the skin of a different person, to explore facets of my personality that I haven’t had much experience exploring, expressing myself in song and I love that," she adds.

    In April Rachelle was in Singapore giving a series of master classes and concerts and was one of the judges for the Art Song Competition Grand Finals of the 2nd Festa Canzone International Art Song Festival.

    It was at the Fiesta Canzone that Rachelle was asked to audition early for a small and exclusive workshop that begins in February in Germany.

    "I was so surprised, because I was the only Filipina who joined the festival and I made the semi-finals despite the fact that there were over a hundred other people whose voices were beautiful, professionally-trained and who had great discipline," she says. Though she did not make it to the finals, her voice and performance captured the attention of one of the judges at the competition who conducts a classical voice workshop for which many aspiring classical singers the world over would give their eyeteeth to join.

    The other competitors in the Fiesta Canzone "told me that these auditions are almost never given out the way I was selected," Rachelle shares. "I was also told that auditioning for this workshop was really, really tough, especially since only 15 people are given the chance to participate in it."

    "Filipinos are innately musical," she explains, "it seems that we have an easier time injecting emotion into our voices, into our music, than many other people of other nationalities. It is easier for us to express our emotions."

    This gives Filipinos an edge when it comes to musical pursuits, she says, attributing this inherent musicality to the fact that our pre-Hispanic traditions "include sung oral traditions that demand that you sing your history and hand down such songs and chants to the next generation. It is in our blood, this affinity for music."

    "I am proud to be Filipino," Rachelle says, "especially when I am approached by people of other nationalities who tell me they like Filipinos for their talent or their courage or their achievements."

    Because of this "proud to be Pinoy" attitude, Rachelle is determined more than ever to excel on the world stage as a classical singer: "I want to make my contributions by uplifting the standards of classical music in the Philippines."

    "I want to be a Filipina who brings honor to her country. This is why I do my best every time I get onstage and sing–because I am proud to be Filipino and I want to make my country proud, too," Rachelle says earnestly, though she smiles, as night falls and the interview comes to an end.

    *

    Nice. She graduated with a Music degree in UST, went to New York for further studies, and then came back to teach classical music in her beloved alma mater.


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