Entrance Requirements
(1st Semester AY 2013-2014)



Application period: January 07 - March 08, 2013


Saturday, 09 March 2013 9:00am – 12:00 noon Abelardo Hall Auditorium
Bring your Official Receipt and ballpen. (The exam will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.)

 * Only students who pass the Music Theory Exam can take the Talent Audition.

    Exam results will be posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 4:00pm, on the College Secretary's Bulletin Board.



Saturday, 16 March 2013 (See posters for date, time schedule & room assignment)

Names of admitted students for the 1st Semester of AY 2013-2014 will be posted on Tuesday, 02 April 2013, 4pm on the College Secretary's Bulletin Board. See Ms. Connie for Admission Requirements.



1. High School Graduates

2. Transfer students from other UP units or other universities/colleges


Audition Requirements

UPCAT Applicants please call the College Secretary's Office at 981-8500 local 2627 for an important instruction.


Testing Fee

Php 500.00 (Pls. Pay at the UP Cashier's Office 2nd floor, ISSI Bldg.)


Please bring supporting documents together with application form/2 pcs 2 x 2 colored pictures.


Applicants may apply to more than one degree program. These applications will be treated and processed in all respects as separate applications.


TOEFL required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English or who do not come from schools where the medium of instruction is English.


IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the student to check the status of his/her application especially with regard to acceptance status. ONLY students who confirm by a deadline set by the college, their intent to enroll, are considered accepted. Acceptance slots of those who do not confirm by the deadline will be assigned to another applicant. As a rule, no alternative date/s for either the Music Theory Exam or Talent Audition is/are provided.


For further details, please call 929-6963, 981-8500 loc. 2627

email : gtmalicdem@up.edu.ph

website : www.upd.edu.ph/music




The masteral degree programs in music at the University of the Philippines are composed of areas that students enroll to advance their skill and knowledge of musical performance, music education, musicological research, and creative music work. Most of the programs are pioneering in the Philippines, the strength of which in general is founded on Philippine and Asian musics. For this reason, the programs have a special connection to Philippine Studies. The graduate programs in music are offshoots to the dedicated activities of academically-minded musical artists and scholars who have been at the forefront in the development of musical studies in the country.

Upon entering the music graduate programs, holders of Bachelor of Music degrees decide on a major in performance (classical piano, voice, choral conducting, string and wind instrument), music education, musicology, and in composition. Later on, they study a minor area that complements their major field and a set of electives offered in or outside the College of Music that further enhances, diversifies, and broadens both. The core of the program, however, is the music analysis and the music research method courses that equip them with technical tools to perform intelligently, write their musicological and music education theses, and compose with a solid theoretical framework and idea. In addition, students take up language courses that they can use in their careers as performers, researchers, and as composers.

Members of the faculty of the graduate programs in music are recognized leaders in their own fields of specialization in the Philippines and abroad. They have been active in their careers as renowned international concert artists, scholars, pedagogues, and as composers. Their substantial works and linkages with fellow practitioners in Asian countries have attracted students from thos places to enroll in the programs.

Students and alumni of our programs presently teach music in colleges in Metro Manila such as the University of Santo Tomas, Miriam College, St. Paul's College, Sta. Isabel, University of Asia and the Pacific, and in many universities in the Philippines, Asia, and Europe. Furthermore, many of our graduates have received grants and doctoral fellowships in universities in the USA and Australia.

For further information about the graduate programs in music at the University of the Philippines at Diliman, please contact:
Dr. Raul C. Navarro
Coordinator, Graduate Programs
College of Music
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Telephone: (632) 929-6963

1) Graduate Placement Examinations Coverage:
     I. Fundamental musical skills and analysis

    II. Identification of musical styles (historical and geographic)
        a.  Dictation ("melodic")
        b.  Sight-singing
        c.  Analysis of a musical piece (visual)
        d.  Keyboard proficiency
2) Piano Proficiency Requirements


PhD in Music

For details, see page 1 and page 2 of brochure.
PhD Admission Schedule
PhD Music Application Form 1
PhD Music Application Form 2

Important Announcements

Requests for delayed taking of any entrance requirement will be on a case to case basis depending on the reason. The final decision rests on the College of Music. Please write a formal letter of request for re-scheduling to the College Secretary's Office thru Ms. Connie Rongavilla.