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Conservatory of Music (1945)

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On April 29, 2021, in celebration of the University Week, the Conservatory of Music mounted a virtual concert entitled “Musikang Tomasino,” featuring some of the Conservatory’s prized talents from the students and faculty.

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Patroness

Patroness

(3rd Century AD), virgin and martyr   

Patron of the UST Conservatory of Music

Feast Day: November 22

Apart from the fact of her martyrdom, Cecilia’s life is practically undetermined. However, according to a long-standing tradition, she was a young Christian girl of pagan parents who lived during the persecution of Marcus Aurelius. According to custom, her parents arranged her marriage with a young patrician named Valerian. On her wedding night, she resolutely explained her vow of virginity to Valerian, whose initial anger and confusion were transformed into faith. She bequeathed her possessions to the poor and her home to the Church to be used as a house of worship.

Upon Cecilia’s arrest, the Roman prefect attempted to persuade her to renounce her faith, but she refused. After a failed attempt to suffocate her in an extremely heated bath in her own home, an executioner was sent to behead her. Three blows mortally wounded Cecilia leaving her almost decapitated, yet she persisted for three days, offering the witness of vibrant faith, hope and charity that can never die.

Though there are some literary inaccuracies, Cecilia has been honored as patroness of Music since the 14th and 15th centuries. Arguably, on her wedding day (or on the day of her martyrdom), she heard the ‘organ’ making melody (or the instruments of torture, not the musical instrument), and she sang in her heart, only to God, saying: “O Lord, I beseech You that my heart and body may be cleansed  so that I may not be confounded.” When the Academy of Music was founded in Rome (1584), she was made patroness of the institute, whereupon her veneration as patroness of Church music became more universal. Cecilia’s music is the eternal heavenly call, which resonates in the soul despite the noise and pressures of the world, inspiring the faithful to an enduring vow of love even unto death. Cecilia joins the angels and saints in heaven, “singing a new hymn before the throne” of God (Rev 14:3). She is the patroness of the UST Conservatory of Music.

 

Sources: 

  • Voragine, Jacobus (1275), and Caxton, William (1483; trans.), Legenda Aurea, Ch. 169.     
  • Baring-Gould, Sabine, The Lives of the Saints, Edinburgh, 1914.

Administrators

Assoc. Prof. Antonio P. Africa, PhDDean

Rev. Fr. Jose Ma. B. Tinoko, O.P., JCDRegent

Asst. Prof. Peter John Marie L. Porticos, PhDFaculty Secretary

Conservatory Council

Assoc. Prof. Antonio P. Africa, PhDChair

Rev. Fr. Jose Ma. B. Tinoko, O.P., JCDMember (Ex-Officio)

Asst. Prof. Fidel G. Calalang, Jr., MAMember

Asst. Prof. Naomi Paz S. NemenzoMember

Asst. Prof. Leo Nilo C. Mangussad, MSMMember

 

Asst. Prof. Peter John Marie L. Porticos, PhDSecretary (Ex-Officio)

Department Coordinators

Asst. Prof. Leo Nilo C. Mangussadm, MSM

Composition, Conducting, Jazz, and Music Technology

 

Asst. Prof. Alberto O. Mesa

Guitar

Asst. Prof. Naomi Paz S. Nemenzo

Keyboard

Ms. Mary Rose R. Coronel

Music Education

Asst. Prof. Cynthia C. Afable, PhD

Musicology and Theory

Asst. Prof. Arnold C. Josue

Symphonic Instruments and Performance

Asst. Prof. Randy I. Gilongo

Voice and Music Theater

Coordinators

Asst. Prof. Thea P. Prosia, MS

Community Service and Extension (Simbahayan)

Mr. Timothy Loi M. Sosmeña, MA

e-Learning Specialist

Asst. Prof. Mary Patrice P. Pacis

Library

Ms. Elisanta G. Cortes

Music Extension Division

Ms. Mary Rose Coronel, MA

Pedagogical Lead

Faculty Members

Bassoon

Cello

Chamber Music

Clarinet

Contrabass

Bassoon

Mr. Ariel V. Perez

Professional Diploma in Performing Arts, major in Music

Mr. Antoni Josef R. Inacay, MM

Master of Music, major in String Performance

Cello

Asst. Prof. Arnold C. Josue, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Assoc. Prof. Renato B. Lucas, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in History

Chamber Music

Assoc. Prof. Renato B. Lucas, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in History

Clarinet

Mr. Leif Garret Concepcion, MM

Master of Music, major in Applied Music

Contrabass

Mr. Ariston D. Payte III, MM

Master of Music

Composition

Assoc. Prof. Antonio P. Africa, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, major in Ethnomusicology

Mr. John Luke S. Jose, MM

Master of Music, major in Composition, minor in Electro-Acoustic Composition

Asst. Prof. Leo Nilo C. Mangussad, MSM

Master in Sacred Music, major in Gregorian Chant

Assoc. Prof. Herminigildo G. Ranera, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Education Management

Mr. Timothy Loi M. Sosmeña, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Conducting

Asst. Prof. Fidel G. Calalang, Jr., MA

Master of Arts, major in Music

Assoc. Prof. Eugene A. de los Santos, DMA

Doctor of Music Arts

Asst. Prof. Ronan H. Ferrer

Assoc. Prof. Renato B. Lucas, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in History

Asst. Prof. Leo Nilo C. Mangussad, MSM

Master in Sacred Music, major in Gregorian Chant

Assoc. Prof. Herminigildo G. Ranera, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Education Management

Ms. Maria Theresa V. Roldan, DMA

Flute

French Horn

Jazz

Liturgical Music

Flute

Mr. Edgardo C. Silangcruz

French Horn

Ms. Atsuko Tashiro

Jazz

Mr. Lyndon M. Aguilar

Mr. Harald U. Huyssen

Asst. Prof. Leo Nilo C. Mangussad, MSM

Master in Sacred Music, major in Gregorian Chant

Liturgical Music

Mr. Victor A. Victorino

Guitar

Mr. Arthur Erskine M. Basilio

Mr. Mario T. Echipare

Asst. Prof. Alberto O. Mesa

Asst. Prof. James Peter G. Namit

Mr. Rafael L. Ronquillo

Mr. Sixto Carlos E. Roxas, IV

Music Education

Assoc. Prof. Dolores T. Andres

Ms. Mary Rose R. Coronel

Mr. Daniel P. Bartolome

Mr. Arthur Erskine M. Basilio

Asst. Prof. Fidel G. Calalang, Jr., MA

Master of Arts, major in Music

Asst. Prof. Arnold C. Josue, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Asst. Prof. Anthony Y. Say

Mr. Edgardo C. Silangcruz

Music Theater

Asst. Prof. Ma. Austregelina E. Alfornon

Ms. Elisanta G. Cortes

Asst. Prof. Ronan H. Ferrer

Assoc. Prof. Eugene A. de los Santos, DMA

Doctor of Music Arts

Ms. Minette Caryl V. Maza

Asst. Prof. Mary Patrice P. Pacis

Asst. Prof. Thea P. Prosia

Mr. Patrick John G. Rebullida

Mr. Rommel P. Serrano

Music Technology

Assoc. Prof. Antonio P. Africa, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, major in Ethnomusicology

Mr. Lyndon M. Aguilar

Mr. Harold U. Huyssen

Mr. Rafael L. Ronquillo

Mr. Timothy Loi M. Sosmeña

Languages

Oboe

Organ

Languages

Sr. Cora Immaculada C. Israel, FMIJ

Mr. Sixto Carlo E. Roxas, IV

Mr. Victor A. Victorino

Oboe

Mr. Reynato M. Resurreccion, Jr.

Organ

Mr. Victor A. Victorino

Musicology

Asst. Prof. Cynthia C. Afable, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, major in Ethnomusicology

Assoc. Prof. Antonio P. Africa, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, major in Ethnomusicology

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Alexandra I. Chua, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Music

Assoc. Prof. Herminigildo G. Ranera, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Education Management

Mr. Victor A. Victorino

Percussion

Rondalla

Saxophone

Percussion

Mr. Daniel P. Bartolome

Mr. Harald U. Huyssen

Mr. Gian Manuel B. Vergel

Rondalla

Mr. Arthur Erskine M. Basilio, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Saxophone

Mr. Archimedes Lacorte

Piano

Assoc. Prof. Dolores T. Andres, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Asst. Prof. Fidel G. Calalang, Jr., MA

Master of Arts in Music

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Alexandra I. Chua, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Music

Ms. Mary Rose R. Coronel, MA

Master of Arts in Education, major in Music Education

Ms. Ma. Rosario P. Esmilla, MM

Master in Music, major in Music Performance

Asst. Prof. Ma. Ana Independencia G. Espina, MA

Master of Arts, major in Music

Ms. Ma. Leonor Grace Q. Garcia, MM

Master of Music

Asst. Prof. Leonardo W. Guilang

Prof. Julie Ann A. Hallazgo

Ms. Ma. Susana Erlinda K. Ilusorio, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Najib M. Ismail

Asst. Prof. Naomi Paz S. Nemenzo

Asst. Prof. Fe Marsha V. Nicolas

Asst. Prof. Peter John Marie L. Porticos, PhD

Ms. Helen G. Reyes

Asst. Prof. Anthony Y. Say

Prof. Raul M. Sunico, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Piano Performance

Ms. Cynthia P. Yumul, MA

Master of Arts in Music

Trumpet

Tuba

Trombone

Trumpet

Mr. Xavier Ernest John R. Celestial, BM

Bachelor of Music, major in Trumpet

Tuba

Assoc. Prof. Herminigildo G. Ranera, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Education Management

Trombone

Mr. Ricson M. Poonin

Assoc. Prof. Herminigildo G. Ranera, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Education Management

Voice

Asst. Prof. Austregelina E. Alfornon

Ms. Elisanta G. Cortes

Assoc. Prof. Eugene A. de los Santos, DMA

Asst. Prof. Ronan H. Ferrer

Asst. Prof. Randy Gilongo

Asst. Prof. Naomi Paz S. Nemenzo

Asst. Prof. Mary Patrice P. Pacis

Asst. Prof. Thea P. Prosia

Violin/Viola

Mr. Joy Allan dela Cruz

Ms. Ma. Rosario P. Esmilla

Mr. Noel Anthony Martin

Ms. Melchora Regina D. Medina-Perez

Mr. Jeffrey R. Solares

Support Staff

Mr. Christian Jacob F. Catelo

Ms. Edel Mae G. Cuartero

Mr. Nikko S. Marcelo

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