SINGKWENTA! MuEd@50 anniversary concert a success

“A successful golden anniversary concert was mounted by the Music Education Department of the UP College of Music to a full-house crowd at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium last March 3, 2017. The concert which was entitled, "Samu't-Saring Musika" featured diverse music performances across age groups by music education performing groups like the UP Rondalla, Musika Sophia Early Music Ensemble, JMEG Chorale, Guitar Guild, and Cuerdas Comparsa Strings Ensemble ... Read More

Break of Reality: Cello Rock Quartet

“Meaningful” was what cellist Enrico Tuazon had to say about last January 30, 2017, when alt-classical ensemble Break of Reality, in cooperation with the US Embassy and the UP College of Music graced the college with their presence through a lecture-concert and masterclass. Read More

A Colorful Memories: Mued 116 class with the Kalinga Day Care Center and the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice

“The Mued 116 class with the Kalinga Day Care Center and the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice joined together for Colorful Memories, a performance which honors the passing of loved ones. Held last October 19, 2016, this program was a culmination of 3 months of teaching, one year of production planning, involving a new collaboration between KDCC and PHSOP, with more than 200 performers. Read More

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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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