University of the Philippines College of Music

Make the most of your student life here at the UP College of Music (UP CMu).

The UP CMu has attracted a handful of students since its inception in 1916. In the beginning, most of its students came from prominent families in Manila and soon attracted students from different provinces in the Philippines and even students from around the globe.

In the university, people believe that learning involves more than what books and professors tell us that is why students are also encouraged to join college groups and organizations. The college not only offers courses in music but also extracurricular activities for learning and growth.

All year round, concerts, lectures, workshops, masterclasses, and other activities are keeping the college as vibrant as ever.

Student Council

The UP College of Music Student Council is the official governing student body of the UP CMu. It is a group of elected student leaders from different departments of the college. Together with the faculty and staff of the college, the student council actively cooperates with them to be able to carry out activities, projects and events in the college.

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College Events

College social and recreational activities are prepared by the student council and the administration.

The Abelardo Hall Concert Series that features high-caliber productions was launched in 2018 which envisions in transforming the Abelardo Hall as a cultural center for the whole community.

Every September of the year, the college celebrates its anniversary by having merchandise booths and organizing events such as concerts, parade and sportsfest.

Concerts, lectures, workshops and other activities are also held every now and then that makes the college livelier.


There are lots of food establishments around and near the university. Kiosks that are scattered throughout the campus offer street foods for students on a budget. For someone who is simply looking for something to satisfy his/her hunger that are near the college, Area 2, Ang Bahay ng Alumni and the Epsilon Chi Center are the right places to look for.

Only a few minutes away by jeep, car or by walking from UP Diliman, Teachers Village where Maginhawa is located is also a place for students who enjoy eating. More variety of foods are available in UP Town Center where the UPIS was once located. Another place to find something to munch on is the UP Technohub if one is willing to go out of the campus.


The university is committed to the safety of the community. The UP Diliman Police (UPDP) provides protection and security services to students, faculty, staff and residents of the campus.

For any concerns, contact 981-8500 loc. 113/1908 or 928-3615.


There is available public transportation around the campus provided by jeepneys that roam the campus namely UP-Philcoa, UP-SM North EDSA, UP-Katipunan, UP-MRT/Pantranco, UP Toki and the iconic UP Ikot.

For jeepney route information, kindly refer to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA) Facebook page and website:

For students who love to use bike as their primary transportation around the campus, UP Bike Share is available for rent. For inquiries, contact their Facebook page:

Health and Wellness

The University Health Service provides health care services for the entire university community. And just recently, the university now has a resident psychiatrist.

For more information, kindly contact the following numbers:

981-8500 loc. 112 (Nurse Station); 111 (Emergency Room); 2709 (Public Health); 2710 (X-ray); 2705 (Laboratory); 2704 (Dental Clinic)


University of the Philippines College of Music, Osmeña Street, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 1101



(+632) 981-8500 loc. 2629 Fax: (+632) 981-8500 loc. 2639