2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

632-5677686

632-5597593

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ADMISSIONS

School of Music

MUSIC FINALMission

We are a Benedictine School of Music committed to seeking and nurturing musical talent towards excellence in order to develop leaders with the mission to take music to greater community, thereby enriching the society.

Vision

We envision graduates who are competent, creative, and compassionate musicians who can provide inspiration and direction to all people towards life-long involvement in the art of music.

COMPETENT - knowledgeable, effective, pedagogue and performer
CREATIVE - imaginative, expressive, flexible, resourceful and innovative
COMPASSIONATE - selfless, committed, caring and sensitive

Objectives

As such, we aim to develop students who:

IMG_5955• are prepared for careers as performers, composers, teachers, and researchers, administrators of music for elementary and secondary levels, church musicians, private teachers, art administrators, and as active practitioners in other related areas of professional activity;

• have developed their own knowledge, understanding, and skills in all aspects of music at a level appropriate to their needs and interests;

• posses a broad knowledge and deepened understanding of all music literature (Western, Asian, Indigenous, traditional, electronic, etc. and related arts through research and publications;

• are able to enrich their lives and those of their community and the nation through a wide variety of musical productions and performances;

IMG_2993• have attained personal dignity and the capability to achieve the highest professional accomplishment manifesting and transmitting Benedictine values;

• have acquired the necessary musical knowledge and skills to become leaders in music education capable of awakening cultural and social values in the young;

• are trained as liturgical musicians in order to help elevate the aesthetic level of the liturgy in the community which they serve; and

• are equipped with the necessary raining, knowledge and skills to use technology as an instructional tool and as a means of creating and producing music.

Contact Us

School of Music

Dean’s Office Landline:
 (632) 567-7686 (local 288)
Faculty Landline: (632) 567-7686 (local 250)

St. Scholastica’s College Manila
2560 Leon Guinto Street, 
Malate, Metro Manila 
PHILIPPINES 1004

The School of Music offers degree, non-degree, and graduate programs. The programs are “ladderized” because the student may enroll in one program and may proceed to other programs upon completion of the first one. The Diploma Program is a three-year non-degree course and the Baccalaureate Program is a five-year degree program. The graduate program offers two-year courses in Music Education, Piano Pedagogy, and Violin Pedagogy.

SM Progs

• Bachelor of Music in Composition

• Bachelor of Music in Performance:

Piano
Piano with Piano Pedagogy Emphasis
Guitar
Strings
Winds
Pipe Organ
Voice
Violin
Violin with Violin Pedagogy Emphasis 

• Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education:

Strings
Guitar
Winds
Percussion
Voice

• Bachelor of Arts in Music Production and Technology Diploma in Music Performance:

Guitar
Strings
Piano
Voice
Composition
Winds
Music Production and Technology

Graduate Programs

• Master of Music in Music Education
• Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy
• Master of Music in Violin Pedagogy

Preparatory Programs

The School of Music Preparatory Program is the Continuing Education Program in Music (CEP-M) and the Philippine Research for the Development of Instrumental Soloists (PREDIS) for strings. CEP-M and PREDIS provide individual and group lessons in different musical instruments like guitar, piano, pipe organ, strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, winds: flute, clarinet, etc., and voice to children 

SM Progs & Desc

Bachelor of Music in Composition 
with Diploma in Music Composition

Bachelor of Music in Guitar 
with Diploma in Music Performance
major in Guitar

The Bachelor of Music in Composition with Diploma in Music Composition Program equips students with the knowledge and skills to develop fully their individual creative gift so they can have successful careers as composers, arrangers, teachers, or members of other areas of the music profession. It fosters in the students individual creative ability and develops in them a broad and informed musicianship, along with knowledge of the literature of all periods. It stresses musical, technical and conceptual development as basic elements to the creative process.

The Bachelor of Music in Guitar with Diploma in Music Performance Major in Guitar Program enables students to reach the highest levels of soloists, ensemble players or teachers. It gives students the opportunity to thoroughly acquaint themselves with the history, literature and pedagogy of the guitar. The Program consists of individual lessons and fingerboard-harmony classes. It requires regular training in chamber music for both mixed groups involving the guitar and for guitar ensembles including studies for guitar duos.

Bachelor of Music in Pipe Organ 
with Diploma in Music Performance
major in Pipe Organ

Bachelor of Music in
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (Strings) / 
Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, etc. (Winds) 

with Diploma in Music Performance major in Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (Strings)
Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, etc. (Winds)

The Bachelor of Music in Pipe Organ with Diploma in Music Performance Major in Pipe Organ develops students to perform on the pipe organ as soloist and accompanists for liturgical celebrations. It includes a strong foundation of technique and knowledge of pipe organ literature and style.

The Bachelor of Music in Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (Strings)/Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, etc. (Winds) with Diploma in Music Performance Major in Strings/Winds Program develops skilled performers who possess a good knowledge of standard orchestral, ensemble, and solo literature for their instruments. It also enables students to possess a high degree of professional instrumental competence and to demonstrate appropriate stylistic approaches in the performance of both solo and ensemble music from the various periods of music history.

Bachelor of Music in Violin 
with Violin Pedagogy Emphasis

Bachelor of Music in Voice 
with Diploma in Music Performance
major in Voice

The Bachelor of Music in Violin with Violin Pedagogy Emphasis Program develops skilled performers who possess a good knowledge of standard solo, orchestra and ensemble literature of their instrument. It enables students to possess a high degree of professional instrumental competence to demonstrate appropriate stylistic approaches to the performance of both solo and ensemble music from the various periods of music history. It puts emphasis on violin pedagogy which trains and equips students with the Suzuki Teaching method for children of various ages.

The Bachelor of Music in Voice with Diploma in Music Performance Major in Voice Program prepares students to become technically proficient, knowledgeable and intelligent singers. It is directed toward the development of every aspect of the vocal art including vocal and choral technique, diction and foreign language. It exposes students to the performance of song in every form: art song, chamber music, oratorio, opera, and choral/symphonic literature.

 

Bachelor of Music in Music Education 
with Piano Principal

Bachelor of Arts in
Music Production and Technology 
with Diploma in
Music Production and Technology

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education with Piano Principal Program develops music teachers for the elementary and secondary schools. It trains music education majors to be solo and chamber performers of their principal instrument, since SSC School of Music is a performance-oriented school. It equips students with skills and technique in teaching the instrument and in accompanying and conducting choral and instrumental ensembles.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Production and Technology with Diploma in Music Production and Technology Program prepares students to become composers, arrangers, and production managers, sound engineers in recording and directors in a musical production for the music industry. It provides training and exposure in music production for various media. It also includes the use of technology in music production.

Bachelor of Music in Piano with Diploma in Music Performance major in Piano  
Bachelor of Music in Piano with Piano Pedagogy Emphasis

Bachelor of Music Major in Piano with Diploma in Music Performance Major in Piano/Bachelor of Music in Piano with Piano Pedagogy Emphasis Program fosters the development of students who perform a high level as soloists and who possess a strong foundation of technique and knowledge of piano literature and style. It enables students to evaluate teaching methods, to learn how to build technique and musicianship, and to analyze and perform a large sample of solo, duet and chamber music repertoires.

SM Dept Chairs

Sr. Mary Placid Abejo, OSB,
Dean of Music

Prof. Ramona T. Balingcos
Associate Dean of Music
and Coordinator for Graduate Programs

Prof. Marian De Vera
Music Education Department

Prof. Juliana Moonette Manrique 
Piano Department

Prof. Mia Lina Bolanos
Voice Department

Prof. Greg Zuniega
 Theory and Literature Department

Prof. Joseph Guzman
Guitar Department

Prof. Denise Huang
Strings and Wind Department