From the Winds and Percussion Department:
First Prize: Mark Kennedy Rocas, flute
Second Prize and Best Interpretation of Contest Piece: John Owen Castro, flute
From the Keyboard Department
(no First Prize was awarded):
Second Prize: Juan Paolo Panagsagan
Second Prize: Klyde Ledamo
Third Prize and Best Interpretation of Contest Piece: Danica Mae Antazo
From the Conducting and Choral Ensemble Department:
Third Prize: Cyro Bon Cloui Moral as the conductor of TIP Choral Society
The Composition and Theory Department has also been the home of the composers of these new works performed as contest pieces:
Senior Piano: “…Within…” (for flute and piano) by Josefino Chino Toledo
Senior Voice: Kung Iniaalay Ang Naririto (with High Voice, Medium Voice, and Low Voice versions) by Nilo Alcala
Senior Woodwinds: Metung (for solo flute, solo clarinet, solo oboe and solo bassoon) by Conrado del Rosario
Children’s Choir: Pagmumuni (Zazen sa Papag) music by Verne dela Peña, poem by Juan Ekis)
Mabuhay ang musikong Pinoy mula sa Kolehiyo ng Musika ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas!
Since its organization in 1973, the NAMCYA Competitions has become an authority in discovering and developing excellent Filipino musicians and artists all over the country. It is then with pride to impart that since then, students from the UP College of Music have frequently topped its various categories.
Dr. David Urrows, a music historian based in Hong Kong, visited the College of Music on May 19, 2017 to assist U.P. music scholars, Asst. Prof. Arwin Q. Tan and Instructor Mahler Villanueva, in determining the authenticity of primary music sources.