Nathan Neil V. Manimtim

Assistant Professor and Chair, Strings and Chamber Music Department
College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Phone: (+63-2) 929-6963
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Doctor of Philosophy in Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
(ongoing) Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, with distinction, Illinois State University, USA (Aug 2009-May 2011)
Bachelor of Music, Major in Guitar, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (November 1997 - May 2003)

Nathan Neil Manimtim finished his Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the University of the Philippines in Diliman under Professor Lester Demetillo. He is a pioneer member of the UP Guitar Orchestra and served as a guitar faculty in UP from 2003-2009. Under the tutelage of Dr. Angelo Favis, Nathan earned his Master of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Illinois State University, with distinction, last May 2011. There, he was granted a full-time assistantship and worked as a Teaching Assistant while doing his masteral studies. While in the U.S., he also had the opportunity to perform in the 2010 and 2011 Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival held in Michigan and Illinois respectively. In addition, he played in the master classes of William Kanengiser and Nigel North. After coming home from the U.S., Nathan returned as a faculty member to the UP College of Music where he presently teaches undergraduate and graduate guitar students. Nathan is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Music at the University of the Philippines. He is also the Project Leader of the DOST-PCIEERD funded project entitled Gitara ni Juan: Development of Prototype Design and Standardization of the Guitar-making Process for Quality Classical Guitars Using Select Philippine Woods. Moreover, he is now the Chairperson of the Strings and Chamber Music Department.