MARIA SHERLA NAJERA

  • Assistant Professor Music Education Department College of Music

    E-mail: manajera@up.edu.ph

    EDUCATION Master of Music in Music Education, College of Music University of the Philippines (April 2005) Bachelor of Music in Voice; Cum Laude, College of Music University of the Philippines (April 1995)

    CREATIVE WORK Soloist, 37th International Bamboo Organ Festival,St. Joseph Parish Church, Las Piñas, February 2012 Production Manager/Performer, Mostly R&B (A Renaissance and Baroque Concert) UP Aberlardo Auditorium, January 2012 Production Manager, University of the Philippines Rondalla (UPR) Solo Concert: Las Cuerdas de Armonía(Strings of Harmony),UP Aberlardo Auditorium, September 2011 Musical Director/Adviser, Voice Recitals for Gawad Kalinga Students, UP College of Music October 2010,2009,2008,2007 Soloist in GLORIA by Antonio Vivaldi at the Abelardo Hall of the University of the Philippines December 2010 Soloist in BAROQUE OVERDOSE at the Abelardo Hall of the University of the Philippines August 2010 Solo Classical Concert entitled Belcanto Series: Art Songs & Arias Across Historic Vocal Styles, Ayala,Alabang, March 2009 Soloist in Händel's Messiah at the Abelardo Hall of the University of the Philippines, December 2010, December 2008 ,December 2006 Musical Director/Trainor for Children's Song Recording of C&E Publication of FUN WITH MATH, April 2008 Essayed the role of Maria Clara in, Francisco Santiago's Noli Me Tangere, opera in 3 acts December 2007 Essayed the role of Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, opera in 3 acts at Philamlife Theater, February 2007 Musical Director, Open The Lines, Children's musical play, KALFI,Inc, July 2006. Soloist in Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio at the Peñafrancia Basilica, Naga City, December 2005 Soloist in Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio at the Paco Park December 2004 Soloist at the Millennium Classics, an evening of Western classical music, Broadway and Philippine art songs at Tanglaw University Center Auditorium July 2000 Performed in Museo Iloilo for the University of San Agustin Faculty Concert on Art Songs September 1995 Distinguished soprano of the Oratorio King David conducted by J.S. Bereau during the Bamboo Organ Festival in Las Piñas February 1994 Performed in Paco Park Featuring the Nicanor Abelardo Kundiman Winners March 1993

    WORK EXPERIENCE 2006-present ,Chair of UP Music Education Department 2006-present, Assistant Professor, College of Music University of the Philippines Vocal Pedagogy and Music Education Instructor, Music Education Department Voice Instructor, Voice, Music Theatre and Dance Department 1997-present Voice Instructor UP College of Music Voice Extension Program 1992-present Choir Trainor Kalinangan Youth Foundation KALFI, Inc.-Daniw Chorale 1996-2001 Vocal Coach PAREF-Rosehill intermediate chorale competitions and school concerts 1996-2001 Music Teacher & Choir Moderator PAREF-Rosehill School in Antipolo 1999-2000 Level Coordinator, Grade School Department PAREF-Rosehill School in Antipolo 1995-1996 Voice Instructor University of San Agustin in Iloilo City Conservatory of Music

    RESEARCH WORK Co-Author, "The Philippine Music Education: History and Development " presented in Quo Vadis Traditional Arts V-Increasing Cross Cultural Understanding through Arts Education.", Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, December 3 to 5, 2009 Study Leader in a project headed by Dean Rowena Cristina L. Guevara of College of Engineering entitled DEVELOPMENT OF INTER-DISCIPLINARY SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR PINOYS (ISIP) PROGRAM: Filipino Vowels and Emotions (FIVE) - Project 2: Relationships between Vowel Migration/Modification in Sung Filipino (Tagalog) Texts and Perceived Intelligibility from the Audience UP-OVCRD funded experimental research on "Pedagogical Implications on the Relationship of Formant Change (F1,F2) and the Qualitative Perception of Sung Vowels " , 2005

    CONFERENCES/SEMINARS Workshop Facilitator & Speaker, Classroom Singing for Grade School Teachers: PSME (Philippine Society for Music Educationz) 2012 National Forum -Workshop, UP College of Music, April 2012 Participant, 6th Annual National Congress on Good Citizenship, De la Salle University, November 2011 Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar 479: Instrumental Value:The Transformative Power of Music, April 2011 Event Director, Yan ang Pinay: Young Filipina Achievers 2011.Kalinangan Youth Foundation, Inc. February 2011 Resource Speaker, Pastoral Musicianship Seminar in Voice Training , Ateneo de Manila University July 2010 Volunteer, Music and Movement ,7-10 year old indigent kids of Park 7 Katipunan, organized by KLUB TALA -Kalinangan Youth Foundation, April-May 2008-2009 Presentor, "Quo Vadis Traditional Arts V-Increasing Cross Cultural Understanding through Arts Education.", Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia December 2009 Program Head & Vocal Tranor, Comprehensive Musicianship for Teachers (CMPT): Creative and Interactive Approaches in Music UP College of Music, September 2009 Resource Speaker and Trainor Music Training Workshop , Secondary Education Division, Department of Education, Region 1, Philippines, June 2009 Workshop Speaker & Facilitator on Vocal Training, National Arts Festival, Baguio Teachers Camp February 2009 Participant, Philippine Conference on Global Prospectus onthe Arts, University of the Philippines November 2008 Participant, Mc Closky Vocal Workshop on Flow Phonation Techniques (Vocal Technicians from the Mc Closky Institute of Voice, Boston,USA) .MMLDC, October 2008




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