The minds behind the written works
RYAN CAYABYAB: The man and his music
Four decades of musical genius: several masses, numerous film and television scores, full-length ballets, ten musicals, an opera, solo and ensemble instrumental pieces, short symphonic works, three one-man a cappella albums and a hefty yield of popular songs recorded by top Filipino singers. Mr. C will let you in on his secrets and styles that you can apply when composing and arranging for your choirs.
JOHN PAMINTUAN: Hi-tech contests, hi-tech pieces
It is common that at least at one point in the career of a choral director, joining a competition is de rigeur. And with that one chance, you are going for the big-time! How do you craft a competition repertoire that will impress both jury and audience? Get tips on how to shine in contests from John P., the man whose works have been premiered in the world's major choral competitions.
EUDY PALARUAN: Folk and modern fusion
Before the concept of mashing songs was introduced to televiewers by the series, Glee, Eudy has been happily fusing elements and genres in his compositions and arrangements. His trailblazing choral works astonished concert goers as early as the late 80s and until today, choral directors from around the world seek him for his creations. How does this melding of music work? Hear it from the master!
ANNA PIQUERO: Metro pop, pop metro
An effective concert program that will appeal to a multi-profile audience strikes a balance between historical works and catchy tunes dressed up with a variety of sounds, some borrowed from Monteverdi, Bach, Mendelssohn, et al. Learn the tricks on repertoire selection and arrangement from Anna who always succeeds in touching the hearts of her choir's audiences by presenting a diverse program of carefully selected choral gems.
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