Project Based Learning in Music Education: A Workshop on Music Education for Students and Teachers

To mark the Centennial Graduation of the UP College of Music in 2016 and the 50th Anniversary of the Music Education Department in 2017, the UPCMu Music Education Department, in cooperation with the UP Junior Music Educators’ Guild (UP JMEG) and the Philippine Society for Music Education (PSME), held a seminar-workshop entitled Project-based Learning in Music Education: A Workshop on Music Education for Students and Teachers was held last September 8, 2016 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium in UP Diliman. Read More



Not even the heavy rains and strong winds, the resulting fluctuating electricity coming from an old generator, the threat from an “intelligence report“ circulating via text messages saying that UP Diliman was the next target of a terrorist group, nor the uncomfortable temperature inside the performance hall could prevent the UP College of Music from starting its centennial celebrations aptly titled Sandaang Taon ng Himig at Tinig: Pagpupugay ng UP Kolehiyo ng Musika on September 4, 2016 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium in UP Diliman Read More



The UP College of Music held its Centennial Graduation last June 24, 2016 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium with seventy graduates from various degrees offered by its eight departments. Marking the college’s 100th year as an institution on September 4, 2016, this year’s graduation is another significant milestone as the college continues to strive for excellence in the fields of music education, performance, and research. Read More


CEMT Level III successfully completed

Last May 14, 2016, fifteen teachers from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao performed during the culminating activity of the Continuing Education for Music Teachers (CEMT) post-baccalaureate program of the UP College of Music Extension Program. Read More


Concert Launch of Gitara Ni Juan

Last May 12, 2016, Gitara ni Juan, a project funded by DOST-PCIEERD and implemented by the UP College of Music and UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute launched its 12 guitar prototypes through a concert at the UP College of Music Minihall.
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UP College of Music Alumni Association had their first board meeting and elections at roc

Last May 4, 2016 at the ROC, Bahay ng Alumni, the UP College of Music Alumni Association Board of Directors had their first board meeting and elections. Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevarra was elected as chairman of the board followed by officers of the executive committee: Ms. Luz Corazon R. Roque, president, Prof. Jocelyn T. Guadalupe, vice-president, Mr. Neal C. Robles, secretary, Ms. Ma. Edelquinn Lueleen S. Beltran, treasurer, Prof. Arwin Q. Tan, auditor, and board members Professor Emeritus Basilio Esteban S. Villaruz, Prof. December R. Valenciano, and Mr. Arnaldo N. Custodio
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View List of admitted students sy 2016-2017

Arcolas, Paul Ryan Abarte - DCPMA (Freshman)
Conde, Earl James Legaspi -DCPMA (Transferee)
Gaces, Deniel Baloaloa - DCPMA (Freshman)
Pilongo, Daniel Paul De Armas - DCPMA (Transferee)
Zambas, Jonathan Ortea - DCPMA (Transferee)
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UP Arco Brings Home the Gold from the 2nd Music Festa Florence

On March 15-17, 2016, the UP ARCO under the baton of Prof. Edna Marcil “Michi” Martinez participated in the 2nd Music Festa Florence in Florence, Italy. The Music Festa Florence is a great initiative sponsored and organized by the Florence International Choir Festival dedicated to young musicians from all over the world and is open to young singers and instrumentalists. Read More

Musikapistahan: A Celebration of Love and Appreciation for Music

The Music Education Department of the UP College of Music held its yearly culminating activity in Quirino High School last March 10, 2016 at 8 in the morning. The activity was entitled
Musikapistahan with the theme “Love and Appreciation for Music”. It is an event showcasing the musical talents of high school students taught by student-teachers taking up the course MuEd 135: Music Education Practicum in the High School, a course under the guidance and supervision of Prof. December Ragragio-Valenciano.
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Musika at Sining Ipagbunyi Natin: Music Education Department culminating activity at krus na Ligas Elementary School

On November 13, 2015, the Music Education Department of the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Music held its culminating activity entitled Musika at Sining Ipagbunyi Natin in the school grounds of Krus na Ligas Elementary School. Student-teachers from the Music Education Department showcased the talents of their students whom they have been teaching since July 2015. Read More

HIRAYA: ANG PAGLALAKBAY (Music Ed 116 Culminating Recital in Partnership with the PAUW-UP-Child Study Center)

The Music Education Department, in partnership with the PAUW-UP Child Study Center (PAUW-UP CSC) staged its Musical Culminating Activity entitled "Hiraya: Ang Paglalakbay" last October 29, 2015, at the UP College of Music Abelardo Hall Auditorium. There were two stagings of the show, one at 9 am for the morning classes and another at 11:30 am for the afternoon classes. Read More

UP College of Music conducted a 2-day curriculum review held at the One Tagaytay Place Hotel in Tagaytay, Laguna.

Last October 17-18, 2015, the UP College of Music conducted a 2-day curriculum review held at the One Tagaytay Place Hotel in Tagaytay, Laguna. The whole team of participants, was composed of 30 faculty members, 2 retired professors, and 9 secretariats from different offices of the college. The participants included the incumbent dean and 2 previous deans of the college.  Read More

TIKLADONG HIRANG: Grand, engulfing and unforgettable!

The University of the Philippines College of Music Centennial Concert Series opened last September 24, 2015 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium to an SRO audience! Four historic piano concertos of Nicanor Abelardo, Francisco Santiago, Juan Hernandez and Rodolfo Cornejo capped by Josefino Chino Toledo’s work for five pianos and orchestra.  Read More

Visiting Artists and Scholars

Dr. David Frances Urrows shares insights into current critical musicology

Dr. David Francis Urrows, visiting scholar from the Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University shared his insights on critical musicology, by speaking about two of his recent academic publications on: (1) the different ideologies between mid-19th critical editions and interpretive (“artistic”) editions and (2) the mid-19th c American social construction of the image of the 12th c nun and composer Hildegard von Bingen. Read more

Dr. Helen Samson-Lauterwald Speaks at the College

The Philippines have but a few number of noted music scholars. One of our very own music scholar who published “Contemporary Filipino Composers” in 1976, is Dr. Helen Samson-Lauterwald, an alumna of the English and Music programs at UP Diliman, and also a graduate of the University of Cologne, Germany. Dr. Lauterwald have published a book on the Las Pinas bamboo organ and a new and forthcoming one is a book on sarsuelas of Severino Reyes in the early 20th century. 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

Events/Concerts for 2016-2017

 August 18, 2016
Enzo Medel Plays Franz Liszt
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
7:00 p.m
Sep 4, 2016
Alumni Homecoming
Abelardo Hall Auditorium Lobby
1:00pm to 4:00p.m.
Sep 4, 2016
Alagad Aming Handog Sa Bayan
CMU 100th Anniversary Concert

Abelardo Hall Auditorium
Sep 8, 2016
Vocal Summit
Ramon Acoymo, Over all Director
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
September 8, 2016
MUED-JMEG-PSME Seminar-Workshop :
Project-based Learning
in Higher Music Education

Abelardo Hall Auditorium
8 to 12 a.m.
Sep 13, 2016
All Chopin Programme
featuring Polish pianist Jerzy Maciejewski

Abelardo Hall Auditorium
September 17, 2016
Muling Pagdating

featuring UP Concert Chorus
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
Ticket Php 300.00
Sep 27, 2016
Exclusively Russian
featuring Jourdann Petalver, pianist
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
October 7 & 8, 2016
Symposium on the Roots of Transcultural
Philippine Music
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
8-5 p..m.
October 25, 2016
Cameos in Ivory, Song and Wind
featuring Hyun Joo Julia Lee
and Seung Yun Lee, piano duo
with guest artists David Johnson, Flute
and Ena Maria Aldecoa, soprano
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
October 28, 2016
Solo Guitar Concert
featuring Angelo Favis
Abelardo Hall Auditorium
November 29, 2016
Lecture-Concert of Mita Antonia Fernandez
featuring Angelo Favis
Mini Hall
January 31 –February 2, 2017
Maceda 100
Conference, Concerts, and Inauguration of Maceda Wing.
April 2017
Putri Anak
Amparo Adelina Umali, director
Verne dela Pena, music
UP Theater
3pm & 7pm