University of Philippine College of Music

Composers Bag Major Prizes in Recent Competitions

Joshua Ansale and Jose Buencamino won top prizes in the recently held 2nd International Composer’s Competition “New Music Generation” held in Nur-Sultan City, Republic of Kazakhstan. Joshua’s piece “Ang Ouroboros” was awarded 1st prize while Jose’s “Pinaginipang Hibla” garnered 2nd prize in the Symphonic Composition category for composers aged 15-25 years old. 

Joshua also won the Jovita Fuentes Award for his art song “Kailong Pugad” in the Hiligaynon Art Song Workshop Sponsored by University of San Agustin - Iloilo and National Commission for Culture and the Arts. 


Musicology Professor Earns 2nd Honorary Mention In The IMS Outstanding Dissertation Award 2020

The UP College of Music congratulates Dr. Arwin Q. Tan for being awarded 2nd Honorary Mention in the International Musicological Society (IMS) Outstanding Dissertation Award 2020 for his dissertation entitled “Music, Labor, and Capitalism in Manila’s Transforming Colonial Society in the Late Nineteenth Century” and for being the International Publications Awardee 2020, an award given by the University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (UP OVPAA). 

Dr. Tan is a Musicology Associate Professor at the UP College of Music and the current Program Coordinator of the UP College of Music Extension Program. 


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