Isidora Miranda Conducts Workshop

Ms. Isidora Miranda conducted a half-day workshop to the students of the Strings and Chamber Music Department last July 24, 2014. She started with an open forum and then followed by a master class. Violin students from the department such as Stephen Cruz, Johanne Padasas, Cho Junyeong, and Vince Placido were among who played in the masterclass. READ MORE

Parisii String Quartet Conducts Workshop

The Parisii String Quartet from France, composed of Arnaud Vallin (1st violin), Doriane Gable (2nd violin), Dominique Lobet (viola), and Jean-Philippe Martignoni (cello), conducted a half-day workshop to the students of the Strings and Chamber Music Department last June 9, 2014. READ MORE

Continuing Education for Music Teachers:
Joys of Musicking in the College

The College congratulates the 11 music teachers from different parts of the Philippines who successfully completed the intensive, one-month, comprehensive, summer music training program, Level 1, meant to advance their music skills, individually and in ensemble, and upgrade their knowledge on music theory, Western art music history, and traditional Philippine music. READ MORE

Additional Cornejo scores for UP Music Library

The University of the Philippines receives a more substantial donation of music scores by Dr. Rodolfo S. Cornejo (1909-1991) on 22 May 2014 from his sons Rodrigo and Renato. This donation is the second batch containing manuscripts. READ MORE

UPCMu Staff completed Enhancing Customer Service Seminar-workshop

The UP College of Music staff underwent a whole day seminar-workshop on " Enhancing Customer Service" last May 2, and it was conducted by Dr. Virgel C. Binghay. READ MORE

A Priceless Gift of Philippine Music Heritage

The UP College of Music library received a valuable donation of music scores on 10 April 2014, which adds to its music library's Filipiniana collection of Rare Philippine Music Manuscripts. The donation was given by the youngest granddaughter of the famed Spanish Filipino composer Jose A. Estella of late 19th century, Mrs. Ma. Angeles (aka Mariles) Estella Teotico. READ MORE

Memorial Concert for Nita Abrogar Quinto

The College held a memorial concert on 3 March 2014 at Abelardo Hall Auditorium for its outstanding piano professor Nita Abrogar Quinto, pianist and pedagogue, who passed away on 26 February 2014. READ MORE

Dr. Raul Navarro Published Second Book

The College supported the second book launch of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raul Navarro in mini-hall last 18 February 2014. Published by Ateneo de Manila University Press, this is Dr. Navarro's second book in the same press and also in Filipino and titled "Musika at Bagong Lipunan: Pagbuo ng Lipunang Filipino, 1972-1986. READ MORE

Prof Toledo received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teacher Award

The College heartily congratulates Professor Josefino "Chino" Toledo for receiving the "Gawad Chanselor para sa Natatanging Guro" in a ceremony held on 21 February 2014 at Malcolm Theater. READ MORE

Arwin Tan Presented Paper on UP Music Extension Program

Assistant Prof. Arwin Tan, current coordinator of the College's Extension Program, presented a paper titled "Nurturing the Filipino Youth towards the Culture of Excellence" in the recently concluded campus-wide colloquium held in the UP Diliman College of Social Work and Development last 7 February 2014. READ MORE

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About the College of Music

Dr. In 1916, the Conservatory aimed at the education of pupils in a serious study of music with a view to a professional career in some branch of the art. The Conservatory, therefore, arranged its curriculum so that all pupils in its regular courses who wanted to be teachers, singers or performers on any instrument also pursued theoretical subjects which were necessary in a holistic education. These were taken together with instrumental and vocal lessons. READ MORE