DR. MARIE JOCELYN UNAJAN MARFIL
  Faculty, Composition and Theory Department
  College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman

  Office Address
  The University of the Philippines,
  Diliman, Quezon City

 
Contact
Phone;
002-929-6963
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  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • 1. University of Hawaii – PhD in Music Composition

    2. Master of Arts in Music Theory - State University of New York
    3. Master of Music in Composition - University of the Philippines
    4. Bachelor of Music in Composition - University of the Philippines
    5. Diploma in Creative and Musical Arts in Composition - University of the Philippines

    HONORS/ AWARDS

    1. Cum Laude – Bachelor of Music in Composition
    2. Mourning Girls – nominee for Best Musical Score, Metro Manila Film Festival January (2006)
    3. Mga Munting Tinig (Small Voices) – Best Musical Score, Philippine Movie Press Club (2003); nominee, FAMAS (2003) and Gawad Urian Award (2003); Chosen in Toronto International Film Festival (2002); First Filipino Film chosen in Los Angeles American Film Institute International Film Festival 2002; Philippine entry - Oscars Award (2003) and Golden Globe Award (2002); and U. S. A. theatrical release (2003)
    4. Distinction Award given by the University of the Philippines Office of the Chancellor for winning Best Theme Song for the film Saranggola (February 2001)
    5. Markova, The Comfort Gay – nominee for Best Musical Score, Gawad Urian Award (2001)
    6. Rosario – finalist for Asia TV Awards, Singapore (1999)
    7. Saranggola (The Kite) – Best Theme song, MFF (1999); Nominee for Best Musical Score, MFF (1999); nominee for Best Theme song and Best Musical Score, FAMAS (2000); Chosen as one of the 10 Best International Films, Lincoln Theatre, New York (August 2000); Philippine entry for Oscar’s Award Foreign Language Film (2000)
    8. Mulanay – Best Musical Score, Manila Film Festival (MFF) (1996); nominee for Best Theme Song, MFF (1996); Best in Musical Score, Gawad Urian Award (1997)
    9. First Prize, Arrangement for Brass Quintet, NAMCYA (1995)
    10. Third Prize, League of Filipino Young Composers. “Ang ‘Yong Kapaligiran” (1990)
    11. Honorable Mention, League of Filipino Young Composers, for the piece “Southern Adventure” (1989)

    SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

    1. Lindy Aquino International Philippine Studies Endowment from the Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii (2013)
    2. University of the Philippines Modernization Program-Doctoral Studies Fund (2010-2015)
    3. Fulbright Scholarship (2003-2005)
    4. Delta Gamma International Society (2003-2005)
     

    PUBLICATIONS

    Mga Munting Tinig- Choral arrangement


    COMPOSITIONS

    New Music

    Anastasis for solo flute (April 2016)
    Strained Freedom for String Quartet (March 2016)
    Agos ng Panahon Second and Third Movements, for solo banduria (February 2016)
    Agos ng Panahon First Movement for solo banduria (October 2015)
    Padayag (Expression) dissertation piece, (October 2015)
    Chasing Time for violin, cello, piano (May 2013)
    Moon Under Ruined Castle for guzheng (November 2013)
    Muted Cry for violin, cello, 3 guitars, 13-sting koto, 17-string koto (April 2012)
    Anguish of Isolation for kulintang, agung, angklung, tsuri-daiko, khlui, sogo, Nepali bell (November 6, 2011)
    Dung-aw (Wake Song) for flute, clarinet, timpani, bell, timpani (April 7, 2011)
    Mga Sibat sa Puso ng Cordillera (Arrows from the Heart of Cordillera), SSA (February 16, 2011)
    Outback for solo piri (Korean reed instrument) 14 January 2011
    Pangandoy I for choir, 5 gandingans (Philippine indigenous instruments and vibraphone (October 2010)
    Pangandoy II for violin and cello (June 2010)
    Kabataan for a capella choir ( 2009)
    Awit for chorus and large ensemble (1998)
    Faces of a Woman, a multi-media work for chamber orchestra and dance (1999)
    Lantaw for small ensemble (1997)
    Virtuality for large Ensemble (1991)
    Song Cycle – Paghihintay, Minsan at Ngayon, Doon Sa Langit Magkasama for flute, Cello and Voice (1999)
    Ignorance + Neglect = Doomed Innocence, a multimedia for dance and large ensemble (1991)
    Dimension for full Orchestra (1992)
    Little Choices for Chorus (1990)
    Ang Awit ng Pastol for chorus, woodwind quintet, trumpet, and timpani
    Contrapuntal for woodwind ensemble (1990)
    Prolongation for piano (1989)
    Ang ‘Yong Kapaligiran for voice and cello (1990)
    Percussion’s Escape for percussion Ensemble
    4-1 for string quartet) (1989)
    Southern Adventure for flute and guitar (1989)
    Lynx for flute and guitar (1988)
    Scyld’s Song for Solo Flute (1987)


    FILM MUSIC

    Feature Films

    Barcelona (2006)
    Mourning Girls (2005)
    Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (2005)
    Mga Munting Tinig (Small Voices) (2002)
    I.D. 2001
    Markova the Comfort Gay (2000)
    Gatas, Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway (2000)
    Huwag Kang Kikibo (1999)
    Saranggola (1999)
    Sana Pag-ibig Na (1998)
    Miguel/Michelle (1998)
    Mulanay (1997)

    Short Films

    Max Linder’s Film (1997)
    Dito Po sa Amin (1993)

    Television – Drama

    Rosario (1999)

    Television and Movie Theme Songs

    United in Our Stand - Theme song of Flying V for their 10th year anniversary (2008)
    Mga Munting Tinig - movie theme song of the same title (2002)
    O Tulog Na - movie theme song of Gatas Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway (2000)
    Saranggola - movie theme song with the same title (1999)
    Time After Time - Opening Score of a children’s television program (1993)
    Sama-sama Tayo - theme ong of the documentary film, Department of Health (1992)

    Musical Theater

    Basilia ng Malolos, Dulaang UP (2007)
    Gabriela, an Oratorio, Dulaang UP (2006)
    Jose Rizal, Manila Actor’s Guild, California, USA (2003)


    PERFORMANCES

    International Performances

    • Banduria and guitar (Pintig Himig-duo name)

    University of the Philippines Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter Christmas Party, Philippine Consulate, Hawaii (December 2015)
    ASTIG Celebrating Filipino-American Heritage, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii (October 2015)
    Fortieth Anniversary, Center for Philippines Studies, University of Hawaii (April 2015)
    Moanalua Community Church Christmas Eve Service Prelude, Hawaii (December 2014)
    Pasko Sa Honolulu Museum of Arts, Hawaii (December 2014)
    Manoa Valley Church – special number, Hawaii (December 2014)
    ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Christmas Party, Philippine Consulate, Hawaii (December 2014)
    Pasko sa Konsolado, Philippine Consulate, Hawaii (December 2014)
    Pasko sa Filcom, Filipino Community Center, Hawaii (December 2014)
    University of the Philippines Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter Christmas Party, Philippine Consulate, (December 2014)
    University of the Philippines Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter Photo Exhibit (October 2014)
    Fund Raising - 12th Annual Bayanihan Gala, Sheraton Hotel, Hawaii, USA (October 2014)
    Gubernatorial and First Congressional District Candidate Forum, Filipino Community Center, Hawaii, USA (October 2014)
    University of the Philippines Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter Installation of Officers (August 2014)

    • Other Performances

    Javanese Gamelan, Pau Hana Concert, University of Hawaii (December 2012)
    Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Concert, University of Hawaii (November 2012)
    Javanese Gamelan, Pau Hana Concert, University of Hawaii (April 2012)
    Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Concert, University of Hawaii (April 2012)
    Graduate Composers’ Symposium , Anguish of Isolation, University of Hawaii (April 2012)
    Chinese Ensemble Performance, Pau Hana Concert, University of Hawaii (April 2012)
    Composition Performance – Honolulu Academy of Arts Museum, Hawaii (April 2011 and April 2012)
    My composition “Dung-aw” with dance choreography, University of Hawaii (January 2012)
    Gagaku Ensemble Performance, Pau Hana Concert, University of Hawaii (December 2011)
    Hula Chant and Dance - Ke Ola Mamo, University of Hawaii (November 2011)
    Graduate Composers’ Symposium, Dung-aw, University of Hawaii (November 2011)
    Graduate Composers’ Symposium Pangandoy I, University of Hawaii (April 2011)
    Rendered two songs (Vocal Solo) - East-West Center Cultural Night, University of Hawaii(2011)
    Performed (choral singing and dance) with EWC Filipino Scholars, University of Hawaii (2011)
    Graduate Composers’ Symposium , Pangandoy II, University of Hawaii (November 2010)
    Humanities (January 2011) and Graduate Composers’ Symposium, University of Hawaii (November 2010)
    Vocal solo – Fund raising of University of the Philippines Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter for UP Endowment Fund (October 2011)
    Asian Composers’ League Conference and Festival - Ang ‘Yong Kapaligiran” was performed, Philippines (1997)

    • As Choir Director

    Christmas mini-Cantata, Manoa Valley Church, Hawaii, USA (December 2015)
    Christmas Cantata “Everlasting Light,” Manoa Valley Church, Hawaii, USA (December 2014)
    Filipino Choir Festival, United Church of Christ, Hawaii, USA, (October 2014)
    Christmas Cantata “Christmas Alleluias,” Manoa Valley Church, Hawaii, USA (December 2013)
    Christmas Cantata “Sing Gloria,” Moanalua Community Church, Hawaii, USA (December 2013)
    Filipino Choir Festival, United Church of Christ, Hawaii, USA, (August, 2013)
    Christmas Cantata “The Gift of Christmas,” Manoa Valley Church and Moanalua Community Church, Hawaii, USA (December 2012)
    Easter Mini-Cantata, selected pieces Moanalua Community Church, Hawaii, USA (April 2012)


    Local Performances

    • UP Rondalla

    UP Rondalla, Cultural Center of the Philippines Third National Rondalla Workshop (April 2016)
    UP Rondalla, UP Uplift 2016, Seremonya ng Pagwawakas, Panahon ng Luwalhati, UP University Theater, (February 2016)

    • As Choir Director

    Easter Cantata “The Witness,” Greenhills Christian Fellowship (March 2010)
    Christmas Cantata “The Gift of Christmas,” Greenhills Christian Fellowship (December 2009)
    Easter Cantata “The Witness” translated in Tagalog,” Greenhills Christian Fellowship (April 2007, May 2009 and June 2009)
    Christmas Cantata “Christmas Alleluias,” Greenhills Christian Fellowship (December 2008)


    LECTURES

    “The Contribution of Ethnic Philippine Music to the Current Original Philippine Music Genre,” University of Asia and the Pacific, College of Arts and Science for the lecture (2008)


    CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

    Symposium on Intensifying International Engagement, College of Engineering, Melchor Hall, UP Diliman ( April 25, 2016)
    Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities - presentation of paper “Questioning Through Pangandoy” and performance of my composition “Pangandoy II” (January 9-12, 2011)
    Women’s Colloquium University of the Philippines - presentation of paper “Questioning Through Pangandoy” and performance of my composition “Pangandoy II (July 2010)
    Music Theory Colloquium, “The Plight of Small Voices,” New York (2005)


    AFFILIATIONS

    Asian Composers’ League – Philippines
    Film Scorers’ Society of the Philippines
    Music Theory Society in Western New York
    Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society
    Golden Key International Honor Society
    Filipino Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers
    Music Graduate Student Association, State University of New York
    University of Hawaii Alumni Association, Hawaii
    University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Philippines
    University of the Philippines Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter