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Search is on for 3rd batch of Sing Philippines Youth Choir (SPYC)

For 2018, the Madz and the CCP CED aims to mobilize another batch of 50 singers from all over the country who will also be given the opportunity to advance their music skills and contribute to the propagation of choral music in the country.

Organized and presented by the Philippine Madrigal Singers (Madz), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Center for Choral Performance, and the CCP – Cultural Exchange Department (CED), the SPYC was launched last June 2014 and was participated by fifty (50) choristers from 19 provinces across the country who underwent a professional week-long music camp under Madz choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio.

The Sing Philippines movement brings to life National Artist Andrea O. Veneracion’s vision of a nation singing in harmony and united in songs.  The second batch was organized in 2016 which added a new set of 50 singers from 26 provinces.

For 2018, the Madz and the CCP CED aims to mobilize another batch of 50 singers from all over the country who will also be given the opportunity to advance their music skills and contribute to the propagation of choral music in the country.

The deadline for submission of applications is March 15, 2018.

DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM

Who can be part of this program?

Any Filipino from 18 to 35 years old, with sufficient and high-quality music/choral singing skills and experiences.

All applicants need to submit all requirements (see checklist below) and will go through a screening panel headed by Mark Anthony Carpio.

DEADLINE OF APPLICATON :  15 MARCH 2018

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

Musical capability

Strong and solid musicianship – as evaluated by musicality and vocal auditions

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Leadership potential

Currently active as a singer for a local choir or vocal ensembles or engaged in training, leading or conducting choirs or vocal ensembles

Character

Demonstrates a high sense of enthusiasm and commitment to music and the arts

All successful applicants will be notified via email by 3 APRIL 2018. A CONFORME will also be sent. The scholarship can only be confirmed when the notified applicant sends the duly signed CONFORME (printed, signed and scanned).

DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION OF CONFORME : 10 APRIL 2018

What can you expect if you are selected as one of the scholars of this program?

  1. Round-trip transportation to Manila (via reimbursement).
  2. Board and lodging during the music camp, plus all materials to be used.
  3. Training, coaching and immersed experienced-based learning.
  4. Participation during the music camp’s culminating concert with the Philippine Madrigal Singers and other major concerts/events in the future.

What are your responsibilities as an SPYC member?

  1. Learn/Master the musical pieces that will be sent to you in advance
  2. Full and active participation during the week-longmusic camp
  3. Provide your own costumes/make-up for the culminating concert
  4. Be willing to support the SPYC community and initiatives and participate in future activities
  5. Network actively with the SPYC community

Schedule

February-March – Application Period

March 15 – Deadline for applications

March 16-31 – Screening of applications

April 3 – Announcement of Qualified Members

April 10 – Deadline for submission of conforme

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April 11-May 28 – Preparations for the Music Camp

May 29 – Arrival of Participants in Manila

May 29-June 2 – Music Camp

June 3-4 – Culminating Concerts

June 5 – Departure of Participants

All participants will be issued a certificate upon completion of the music camp. An excuse letter for work / school may also be requested from the program organizers.

All communications should be made thru: Michael Gomez, Senior Culture & Arts Officer, CCP Cultural Exchange Department at mic69ph@gmail.com.

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