A Resource Guide for Music Research and Creative Opportunities 

Research Agenda: Body, Mind, and Music

The UP College of Music aims to actively contribute towards the enhancement of UP’s stature as a research university. For this reason, we intend to invigorate research activities by formulating a college research agenda, which will serve as an anchor upon which faculty members may produce new knowledge within the domains of their specific fields of expertise or in other related disciplines. Articulated under the general theme of Body, Mind, and Music, this agenda upholds the notion that music, though rooted in the universe of sound, is imagined within, and expressed through one’s body. From this inner energy, it is socially shared via diverse modalities, whether face to face or mediated by print and other multimedia channels, including online systems that have far reaches and accessibility to global interchanges. The agenda posits that research, in the exploration of various music and dance phenomena, is an authentic human initiative that grows and develops through one’s reflexivity, discourse, and ability to see things in the wider perspectives of musical ‘practice’. This agenda resonates with the mission-vision of the college in becoming “a community of thinking and creative performing artists and scholars transforming the world through ideas, sound, and movement.”

This research agenda is comprised of, but not limited to the following sub-themes:

1. Music Pedagogy and Learning.

Pedagogy can be developed from years of teaching through observation, documentation, analysis, and writing. As we aim for effective teaching, what methodology do we employ in pursuing this goal within the four walls of our classroom, in the studio, or within the informal venues of music education?

2. Music for Health and Wholeness.

In the pursuit of physical, emotional, and mental wellness, how do we examine the ways by which music and movement are linked to the dynamics of a sound mind-and-body?

3. Cultural Identity, History, and Heritage.

We strive to identify our roots and understand our shared histories as a people. In the interest of empowering local scholarship, let us contribute to the pan-loob (emic) music projects and when necessary, balance these with pan-labas (etic) frameworks in the effort of reinforcing the country’s national consciousness.

4. Advocacy to Community Service.

Our research community is the heart of our life’s work. What do we give back to them in return for their knowledge? How do we espouse for the production of new knowledge and innovate artistry that will benefit the community?

5. Environmental Resilience.

Our engagement in music research and performance is significant in developing emotionally and psychologically resilient individuals. What tools do we develop in bridging communities to cross the dangers of climate change?

While this research agenda is intended to benefit faculty members and administrators, we aim to involve certain sectors of our society in our academic institution. These include the physically challenged individuals, displaced communities, and ethnic minorities. We also prioritize those who are musically gifted, particularly the young who will require special and professional mentoring.

The UPCMu’s agenda for extension service is conceived under the main precept “Music for All” which seeks to enable diverse individuals and groups to experience the scientifically proven benefits of musical engagement. This agenda aligns with the college’s mission-vision of becoming “A community of thinking and creative performing artists and scholars transforming the world through ideas, sound, and movement.” The agenda upholds the notion that music, as a disciplined artistic expression, and an object of intellectual passion, fosters social cooperation and community solidarities. It posits that musical involvement is not a mere exhibition of skill or technique, but an authentic human expression that offers a unique and alternative vision of life. This agenda is comprised of, but not limited to, the following themes:

1. Life-long Music Learning
We seek to provide affordable and accessible musical training to students of all ages and abilities under the non-degree offerings of the UPCMu Extension Program and other projects involving pedagogy.

2. Music for Well-being and Wholeness
We are committed to promote musical engagement as a means for fostering better physical and mental health; we are dedicated to a deeper understanding of the effects of sound and movement to mind and body, and seek to apply this knowledge as our contribution to the community.

3. Music for Emotional, Economic, and Cultural Resilience
We believe that musical engagement provides opportunities for the development of emotionally resilient individuals; that music can provide a path out of poverty; and that musical artists and scholars can assist communities in developing sound cultural programs and policies.

4. Music as Heritage
We understand that expressive forms such as literature, music and dance form part of the intangible heritage of communities upon which its members find rootedness, and thus need to be carefully documented and cared for.

5. Inclusive Music
We seek to expand music audienceship by bringing in, or reaching out to diverse viewers and listeners; we aim to emphasize the accessibility of our presentations through thoughtful, creative and informative programming and affordable or free admissions.

While this agenda is intended to benefit participants of all ages, abilities and social standing, we aim to prioritize the involvement of particular sectors of society. These include groups at risk, such as recovering patients or persons with disabilities or special conditions, as well as urban poor communities and ethnic minorities. It also seeks to prioritize musically gifted individuals, particularly the young who will potentially choose careers in music, and require special and professional mentoring.

(updated June 18, 2018)

• UP Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD)
ovcrd@upd.edu.ph | up.ovcrd@gmail.com
8981-8500 locals 4050, 4048

• UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA)
info.ovpaa@up.edu.ph | fellowship.ovpaa@up.edu.ph
ecwrg.ovpaa@up.edu.ph | rdg.ovpaa@up.edu.ph
0946-7638501 (TNT) or 0995-3088305 (Globe)

• National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
+632 837-6143, +632 837-6142

• Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
(02) 8441-1260, hotline: 0999-4445996

• National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
http://www.ncca.go.ph (Projects and travel grants)
trunkline: (02) 8527-2192 locals 503, 524, 541

• Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
(632) 837-2071 to 82 locals 2510, 2010 / (632) 837-2943

• UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (UPD OICA)
8981-8500 locals 2660, 2659


• U.P. Office of Institutional Linkages
8981-8500 local 2561

• Fulbright Foundation, Inc.
http://www.fulbright.org.ph | fulbright@fulbright.org.ph
(632) 8812-0919, (632) 8812-0945

• Asian Cultural Council

(632) 757-3006

• The Japan Foundation Manila
E-mail: email@jfmo.org.ph
+63-(0)2-8811-6155 to 58

• Sumitomo Foundation



Singapore Raffles Music College

National University of Singapore


National Taiwan University of Arts Scholarship for International Students











The University of Sydney


http://www.conservatoiredeparis.fr/accueil/ GERMANY

DAAD Postgraduate Studies in the Field of Music for International Students

Dr. John Birch Music funding for International Students in the UK, 2019

Newcastle University Florence Hilda Yates music award in the UK, 2019

International undergraduate music awards at Newcastle University 2020


3-Month “Fondazione di Venezia” Residencial Scholarships for
Italian and International Scholars


• University of Hawai’I Manoa

• University of Washington School of Music

• Central Washington University College of Arts and Humanities

• University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Psychology of Music
Journal of Research in Music Education
Journal of Music Therapy
Music Perception
Research Studies in Music Education
Music Therapy Perspectives
Journal of Music Teacher Education
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Journal of African Cultural Studies
Music Education Research
International Journal of Music Education
Musicae Scientiae
British Journal of Music Education
Journal of Music Theory
Popular Music and Society
Acta Acustica united with Acustica
AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
Journal of New Music Research
Journal of the American Musicological Society
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Empirical Studies of the Arts
Music Analysis
International Journal of Community Music
String Research Journal
Res Musica
Music Reference Services Quarterly
Music Theory Spectrum
Organised Sound
Journal of Music, Technology and Education
Metal Music Studies
Music Scholarship
Journal of Creative Music Systems
Revista de Musicologia
Journal of the Society for American Music
Anuario Musical
Journal of Mathematics and Music
Journal of the Royal Musical Association
Computer Music Journal
Muzikoloski Zbornik
Twentieth-Century Music
Music Theory Online
Archiv fur Musikwissenschaft
Musica Hodie
Popular Music
Acta Ethnographica Hungarica
Ethnomusicology Forum
Opera Quarterly
Punk and Post-Punk
Journal of Musicology
Journal of Popular Music Studies
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts
Journal of Folklore Research
Per Musi
Contemporary Music Review
Acta Musicologica
Musical Quarterly
Journal of World Popular Music
Revista Electronica Complutense de Investigacion Musical
Early Music History
Cambridge Opera Journal
TMS Annual Meeting
American Imago
PAJ - Journal of Performance and Art
Perfect Beat
Popular Entertainment Studies
I Tatti Studies
Revista Electronica de LEEME
Malaysian Journal of Music
American Music
Eighteenth-Century Music
Musicology Australia
Fontes Artis Musicae
Leonardo Music Journal
Musicologica Brunensia
Nineteenth-Century Music Review
Music and Letters
Cuadernos de Musica, Artes Visuales y Artes Escenicas
Black Music Research Journal
World of Music
Journal of Historical Research in Music Education
Cahiers d’Ethnomusicologie
Folk Music Journal
Horror Studies
Jazz Research Journal

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