In line with its search for the country’s future musical luminaries, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists, better known as NAMCYA, announces the following important schedule of activities:
The deadline for the submission of the application forms and hard copies of pieces for the Junior Piano, Junior Strings (Violin and Lower Strings), Junior Voice, Senior Guitar, Brass and Traditional Music Ensemble will be on September 19, 2020.
The Elimination Round for these categories will be held on September 19, 2020; the Semifinal Round will be on October 16, 2020; and the Final Round has been set for November 13, 2020.
The deadline for the submission of videos in the Traditional Music Ensemble category is on November 13, 2020.
Meanwhile, the deadline for the submission of application forms and hard copies of pieces for those competing in the Junior Vocal Ensemble, Junior Solo Rondalla and Children’s Group Rondalla is on October 16, 2020. For these competition categories the Elimination Round will be on October 16, 2020; the Semifinal Round will be on November 13, 2020; and the Final Round is on December 4, 2020.
Contestants who pass through their respective final rounds will vie for the top honors in their categories during the much-anticipated and exciting National Final Round from December 8-13, 2020. This year’s NAMCYA can be viewed online at NAMCYA’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
In addition, NAMCYA is likewise conducting a series of webinars and online workshops in its efforts to carry on its educational outreach programs. The schedules are as follows:
September 4 (Friday): “Tale of 2 Remotes: Philippine Music and Curricular Integration for Remote Areas and Remote Learning” by Mr. Arjay Viray; September 8 (Tuesday): “Philippine Traditional Music in Popular Culture” by Ms. Teresa Montes; September 11 (Friday): “Percussion and Drum Set Workshop” by Mr. Satur Tiamson; September 15 (Tuesday): “Kundiman, Kumintang, Danza Habanera and Other Transcultural Filipino Music Genres” by Dr. Alexandra Chua; September 18 (Friday): “Singing Philippine Folk Songs with Bamboo Instruments (Mga Kawayan at Bahay Kubo)” by Prof. Dolores Andres.; September 22 (Tuesday): “Groundwork for Part-Singing” by Dr. Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan; September 25 (Friday): “Building & Re-building: Upholding Rondalla Music (and) Culture Amidst Pandemic” by Ms. Marie France Ballester; and September 29 (Tuesday): “Horn playing in the History of Brass Bands in the Philippines” by Mr. Nepthalie Villanueva.
For inquiries and to register, interested participants may call the NAMCYA office at (02) 836-4928, (02) 836-4929 or (0949) 9932592. Or visit the NAMCYA website: namcya.com
As the country’s foremost music competition, the NAMCYA has worked tirelessly since its founding in 1973 to harness the musical genius of the Filipino youth. In its roster of past winners are some of the country’s most prolific musical artists who have gone on to capture audiences both on the national and international stage – creating a formidable reputation for the Philippines as a cradle of superb and world-class musical talents.