The College is proud of Emeritus Professor Dr. Ramon P. Santos who will receive the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining on February 27, 2013, 6 pm at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).
The following is the citation from CCP: "Dr. Ramon Santos’ outstanding contribution to Philippine music is comprised of his numerous Filipino contemporary compositions that reflect traditional and Asian music aesthetics which have been performed not only locally but also in different parts of the world. A leading composer of contemporary music, he is recognized by other composers in Asia for his works which have been showcased in festivals and conferences abroad. His scholarly research in Philippine music have been published in journals and books both locally and internationally, helping contribute to the understanding of Philippine and Asian music aesthetics. His active involvement as officer of international music organizations has helped put the country in a prominent position in the field of contemporary music in the global arena."
Preview of Maranao Kolintang Films
The College cordially invites the public to the Film Previews of Maranao Culture at Home and in Diaspora (34 minutes) and Kulintang Gong Music from Mindanao Philippines (22minutes) by Dr. Yoshitaka Terada with Dr. Usopay Handay Cadar. These will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 5:30 pm in Minihall of the said College. Admission is free.
Yoshitaka Terada, professor in the Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, holds the Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His primary areas of research are India, the Philippines, Japan and North America. He has made a number of documentary films.
Usopay Cadar holds the Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He is a highly respected teacher and leader of Philippine kolintang (gong ensemble) groups around the United States and has published a number of important articles on Maranao music of the southern Philippines.
UP Concert Chorus Homecoming
The UP Concert Chorus recently concluded its 20th International Concert Tour with a concert in Kuala Lumpur titled “Celebration of Peace” last October 23. Attended by Malaysian Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri RosmahMansor, together with members of the Malaysian cabinet, the diplomatic corps, prominent Filipino and Malaysian businessmen, art and music enthusiasts and members of the Filipino community, the concert was a fitting celebration of the recent signing of the Framework Agreement between Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Restoration and Preservation of Philippine Music Manuscripts
The Special Collection of rare Philippine music manuscripts – autographs of prewar Filipino composersfrom the then UP Conservatory of Music – is currently being restored with a view of preserving them for the future. The scores are important documents of Philippine music history for they bespeak the achievements of Filipinos in writing abstract art music that the UP Conservatory of Music had introduced to modern Philippine culture. The restoration/preservation project is a joint endeavor between the College and School if Library and Information Science.