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 criollo 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