Assoc. Prof. Herminigildo G. Ranera, Ph.D., Symphonic Instrumental Performance coordinator and principal conductor of the UST Symphony Orchestra, was elected as board member of the Asia and Pacific Band Directors Association during a conference held at Okura Hotel, Hamamatsu City, Japan. He will serve as board member until July 2018.
Ranera, the founding president and music director of the Philippine Band Association (PHILBANDA), is the resident conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the nation’s leading orchestra. He is also the conductor of the UST wind orchestra and the Philippine Coast Guard Symphonic Band.
The APBDA, an instrumental organization established by band directors, managers and performing artist, aims to promote the existence and welfare of the bands in the Asia-Pacific region and foster friendship and understanding towards continued dialogue and communication among its members.
Ranera is a faculty member of the Conservatory of Music.