To enhance the academic experience of the students of the Conservatory of Music, invited foreign artists for the Master classes included: Prof. Yumiko Hayashi (Japan) for the Voice Department; Prof. Miho Shibata (Japan); pianists Vitalija Gureviciute, Francisco Perez, Rune Christiansen (Denmark) for the Piano Department; Dr. Alfred Lee (USA), David Furguson (USA) and Dr. Thomas Kreiling (Germany) for the Choral Conducting Department; Aaron Alfred Lee for the Composition Department; Steve Lin (USA) and Alexis Vallejos (Spain) for the Guitar Department.
Dr. Kreiling demonstrated choral conducting with participating choral groups such as the UST Singers and other groups from UST, and other universities.
In another development, Music Education Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dolores T. Andres was resource person for the “National Training on Critical Content in Grade 7 Music” conducted by the Department of Education held from April 27 to May 2, 2018 at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Los
During the first quarter of 2018 two Memoranda of Understanding were signed between the UST Conservatory of Music and Elizabeth University of Music of Hiroshima, Japan in January; and Mahidol University College of Music of Thailand. On March 16, the UST Conservatory of Music also signified its membership with the “Southeast Asian Directors of Music Association” (SEADOM), whose annual conference was also held at Mahidol University.