March 19, 2020
Dear UP College of Music community,
The UP College of Music College Executive Board (CEB) had its online CEB meeting yesterday regarding the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in place from March 16 – April 15, 2020. After the meeting, the CEB has decided on the following guidelines:
The College of Music premises and buildings are officially closed. No persons may be allowed into the building without permission from the office of the dean.
Academic activities will be adjusted with the corresponding deadlines to be set after the ECQ. This includes deadline for filing for dropping or LOA as well as recital completion scheduled within the period of ECQ. All recitals, theses, special projects, and other program exit requirements as well as MRR appeals and evaluation of records will be processed only after the period of the quarantine.
Application period for music programs has been extended until April 20, 2020. Entrance exams for undergraduate and graduate programs have been moved to April 25, 2020 (music theory) and May 2, 2020 (auditions). Please be informed that the college will only accept new applications online through the following:
Undergraduate music programs may be submitted to
For graduate admissions, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The suspension of classes during the ECQ period has been in place (OVPAA memo. 2020-38, 39). Faculty may respond to student-initiated consultations but cannot hold classes during this period. If possible, music students are encouraged to practice at home.
Students staying in dorms or boarding houses on campus are encouraged to coordinate with any of the following offices/ persons: Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com), UP CMu Associate Dean for Student Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or UP College of Music Student Council president Mr. Ricardo Balledos (email@example.com).
Options for the college in case of extension of quarantine as a result of the developing COVID-19 situation have also been discussed and will be presented consistent with University policy as the need arises. Please check the UP College of Music website at www.music.upd.edu.ph for any announcements. For clarifications on any of the guidelines, kindly email the UP College of Music - Office of the College Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to communicate verbally, kindly leave your contact number in your email message. We will respond to your messages during office hours within two to five days.
We are hoping for everyone’s safety during this time.
UP College of Music College Executive Board
Dr. LaVerne Dela Pena, Dean
Prof. Jocelyn Guadalupe, College Secretary
Dr. Jonas Baes, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Prof. Josefino Toledo, Chair, Composition department
Dr. Raul Navarro, Chair, Conducting department
Prof. Ena Maria Aldecoa, Chair, Keyboard department
Prof. Maria Sherla Najera, Chair, Music education department
Prof. Patricia Silvestre, Chair, Musicology department
Prof. Nathan Manimtim, Chair, Strings and Chamber Music department
Prof. Antonio Maigue, Chair of Winds and Percussion department
Prof. Ma. Cecila Valena, Chair, Voice, Music theatre, and Dance department
Dr. Jose Buenconsejo, Coordinator, Graduate programs
Dr. Jocelyn Marfil, Coordinator, Associate of Arts (music) program
Prof. Angela Baguilat, Artistic Director, Abelardo Hall
Dr. Arwin Tan, Coordinator, Extension program
Dr. Christine Muyco, Coordinator, Research program