Through a partnership in research and development (instrument making) with O.C. Bandilla, Philippines, Dr. Joe Peters donated a “Singapore Model Prime Bandurria” to the College on 20 July 2015. Before the donation, Dr. Peters gave a lecture on the rondalla in Singapore, particularly on his three-decade long involvement in rondalla research and pedagogy. Read More

UP College of Music Honors its 2015 Graduating Class

The commencement exercise of the UP College of Music at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium on June 26, 2015 honored seventy two students – one of the biggest graduating classes in the history of the college. Read More


In the recently concluded 6th International Krakow Choir Festival "Cracovia Cantans" (11-14 June 2015) -- with no less than a jury composed of respected authorities in choral music such as Prof. Romuald Twardowski (Poland) as Jury Head, and Jury Members: Ko Matsushita (Japan), Irina Roganova (Russia), Javier Busto (Sweden) and Rihards Dubra (Latvia) -- the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) was accorded the FIRST PLACE in Category A (Mixed Choir) besting nine other choirs from Norway, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and Estonia. Read More

U.P.Music Historians visit Fernando Canon's Resting Place

On the eve of the 117th commemoration of Philippine independence on June 11, 2015, Dean Jose S. Buenconsejo of the College of Music,togehter with young music historian, Prof.Arwin Tan and incoming Phd in Music student, Ms. Edelquinn Beltran, paid reverence to one of the "brains of the nation," Rizal's friend from Childhood who bravely brought the first few copies of Noli Me Tangere to the Philippines, General Fernando Canon. Read More

Musicking 2.0

Eleven teacher participants of the UP CMEP Continuing Education for Music Teachers Levels I and II performed last May 16, 2015 at the Abelardo Hall in culmination of the month-long training in music theory, music literature, pedagogy, music technology, and applied music performance. Read More

Visiting Artists and Scholars

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

A Lecture demonstration on 'Khayal' tradition in Hindustani Classical Music by Ashwini bhide Deshpande

With Yati Bhagwat on the Tabla, Atmaram Bicholkar on the Harmonium. Friday October 17, 2014 2:30-4:30 pm Abelardo Hall Auditorium. Open to all, free of charge. For more details, please email or call 0929-3360541. Presented to you by the UP College of Music and Music in Manila.


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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