UPCM PhD Program
and
UP Center for Ethnomusicology

Workshop and Conference on Preserving and Cataloguing Music Cultural Heritage of Asia

and

Laon-Laon Forum

October 14-17, 2014
SEAMEO INNOTECH Commonwealth Avenue,
Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

Convenors: Dr. Jose S Buenconsejo (Dean, UP College of Music) Dr. Ramon Santos (Emeritus professor and Director of UP Center for Ethnomusicology)

 

Ancillary disciplines like music source study, organology, and indexing of field-recorded traditional music are extremely important to the discipline of musicology. Source study deals with music compositions (preserved in manuscripts and in print), which material, a notation, is crucial to the understanding of the history of music styles. Organology explores and classifies music instruments in the context of sound production, social use and function, while indexing of recorded sound, especially field-recorded traditional music, is an important material for studying music in culture. From a disciplinal point, therefore, the preservation and cataloguing of these research objects are important much as the scientific methodologies for dealing with them. This 3-day workshop and conference (2 days workshop followed by a conference) is geared towards uplifting current standards in preserving and cataloguing music cultural objects in the Philippines. In particular, the participants in the event will:

 

1. Know the different practices in preserving, safeguarding, and caring for music heritage materials from experts in the field.

 

2. Learn best methods in classifying and cataloguing heritage materials according to international scientific standards.

 

3. Understand the tasks of preserving and cataloguing music heritage materials in relation to music scholarship and advocacy.

 

For further details please email <jose.buenconsejo@gmail.com>
(632) 929.6963 or (632) 981.8500 loc. 2629 and 2639

 

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The UP College of Music is a pioneer and leader in the field of music research in the country.

 

Since its inception, the College has produced knowledge of Philippine music from essays by Francisco Santiago, Antonio Molina, judge Norberto Romualdez, journalist Alfredo Roa, and even by Nicanor Abelardo before WWII. The initial impetus to understand Philippine music later grew to the monumental comparative ethnomusicological researches by Dr. Jose Maceda (the founder of ethnomusicology in the country), music historian Dr. Corazon Dioquino (whose works, along with her students, Asuncion and Emmanuel Laureolas and Helen Samson, on Philippine music bibliography have been seminal), and later by composer-musicologist Dr. Ramon Santos.

At the present moment, the College, through its graduate programs (masteral and doctoral), has continued cultivating knowledge of Philippine music, this time broadening into uncharted areas in Philippine culture such as popular music and mass media. Because of postcoloniality, Philippine music and that of Southeast Asia have been the main foci of the College's intellectual inquiry. These current researches are disseminated through the following events:



Conferences

A college-wide activity, occasional conferences and symposia are held on topics of general and specific interest. These are usually done in the Abelardo Hall Auditorium and attended by a broader base of scholars and college teachers.



MusiKolokya

An occasional gathering of students, faculty, researchers, composers, artists, critics and authors in music, musiKolokya aims to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives and contribute towards the development of knowledge in music, culture and society. The colloquium is organized by the Department of Musicology.



Annual Professorial Lectures

With annual funding from central administration, annual Professorial Lectures are grants given to faculty members of the college whose research topics are not necessarily subsumed within conventional discourse of musicology as this is generally understood. Papers from areal Philippine Studies and music education research are welcomed in this gathering held annualy.



Music-culture Workshops

Run by the doctoral program in music, music-culture workshops are discussion-oriented, seminar-type gatherings where local and international scholars elaborate on the craft of their musicological researches, particularly on the kinds of theoretical frameworks and methodlogical designs employed and the nature of intersubjectivity in the doing of their research. Participants in these workshops are to read the recent publications by the visiting scholars before attending the events.