Category Archives: STUDENTS

Universidad de Zamboanga Grand Chorale

Recording the Universidad de Zamboanga Grand Chorale, rearranging their alma mater’s hymn and the regional song Zamboanga Hermosa are one of the highlights of the year. I’ve recorded plenty of choirs (including those that tour the globe) and I could say that UZGC is a world-class choir in the making. Continue reading Universidad de Zamboanga Grand Chorale

University of The Philippines: Audio Production 101


After 8 years with Broadcasting majors at the college of Mass Communication in University of The Philippines Diliman, I am rewarded with one of the best seasons in my teaching career. Seen in photo is the BC101 (Audio Production and Direction) Friday class.


Now I have no idea why they did this but it was really sweet! Here’s their special performance on my last day of teaching.

NXTGen Kids Choir

Back in 2005, the NXTGen Kids Choir was born. 25 kids with a passion to sing and serve for the Lord were chosen to lead the kids in Sunday School in Christ Commision Fellowship (CCF). Their album “GENERATIONS” is available at St. Francis Square Bookstore in Ortigas and the Master’s Workhouse in Robinsons Galleria. For online purchases, just go to iTunes.

To hear audio snippets, please visit the Albums page.

Indie Film: Bitin – University of The Philippines

In this indie suspense-thriller, a young co-ed is stalked by a boy trying to win her affections. While in campus, a series of eerie events occur that unravels a horrifying discovery.

I lent some previous music scores for my students to use in their indie film. I thought this project was really well made! It did scare me too. Well done guys!

Starring:
A.A. Fernandez as Guia
Chaida Arawiran as Lara
Mercedes Cabral as Agnes
Eco dela Sala as Drew

Produced by Broadcast students of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communications.

Director: Christer Salire
Asst. Director/Editor: Christopher Ng
Supervising Producer: Ynna Margarita Yalong
Finance & Marketing Head: Jericha Regado
Head Writer/Publicity: Karol Mark Yee
Prod. & Location Manager: Geraldine Ang/Yvonne Beverly Javier
Prod Design/Casting: Jei Estramadura/Mella Monge
Writer/Head Editor/Music Scorer: Ely del Rosario
Additional original music: Reev Robledo

Music Production Class – Soloista

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Title: Soloista
School: University of The Philippines Diliman
College: Mass Communication
Subject: BC106 Music in Media
Year: 2007
URL: http://bc106.podomatic.com

A pop album featuring singer-songwriters Myka, Peter, Chrion, Ceres and Lee. Produced by U.P. Broadcasting students.

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“Yes! We can do it!” is an innocent response that entails a whole gamut of experiences four generations of BC 106 broadmajors have gone through. It’s an emotional ride surely not for the faint of heart.

Keeping up with current music trends, “Soloista” was a pure marketing success (thanks to Multiply, YouTube and Yahoo!). Even though the album carries a roster of talented singer-songwriters, the CD actually didn’t sell. But audiences and sponsors loved the whole concept.

So how is the fourth time around any different? Not much.

Ambitious. Yes. Dramatic. Yes. Expensive. Absolutely. Fun. U-huh. Successful. Of course. Would we do it again? Hmm.

Suffice to say, this fourth outing is a culmination of the past successes and failures of previous albums and still earns its rightful place in BC106’s Hall of Fame.

It’s time for this elective to evolve. Take a bow, everyone.

Music Production – Classicology – University of The Philippines

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Title: Classicology: Bow.String.Soul
School: University of The Philippines Diliman
College: Mass Communication
Subject: BC106 Music in Media
Year: 2006
URL: http://bc106.podomatic.com

A classical album featuring artists (guitar trio) Harry Herco, Norman Villas and Ryan Feraer, (guitarist) Homer Cabansag, (violin and guitar duo) Joshua Legaspi and Ferdie Medina, (guitarist) Nicole Anne Asis and (guitarist) Juan Carlos Barcelona. Produced by U.P. Broadcasting students.

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Music Production – ReStrung: Unplug `n Play 2 – University of The Philippines

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School: University of The Philippines Diliman
College: Mass Communication
Subject: BC106 Music in Media
Year: 2003-2004
URL: http://bc106.podomatic.com

An alternative album featuring bands Deltajoy, Delinquentres, Up Dharma Down and Pope. Produced by U.P. Broadcasting students.

BC106 Class circa 2004

BC106 Syllabus

Music Production Class – Unplug `n Play

unplug Title: Unplug `n Play
School: University of The Philippines Diliman
College: Mass Communication
Subject: BC106 Music in Media
Year: 2002
URL: http://bc106.podomatic.com

An acoustic album featuring bands White Noise, Pandora, Kiko Machine, Lady Bedspacers and Blue Note Funk. Produced by U.P. Broadcasting students.

The very first album production of broadcasting students in the College of Mass Communication in U.P. Diliman. Under an elective called BC106, the goal of the course is to exploit music as an art and business. Unplug `N Play is an album of unplugged performances composed of unsigned bands. From almost 20 auditionees, 5 bands emerged as worthy candidates: White Noise, Pandora, Kiko Machine, Lady Bedspacers and Blue Note Funk,  each with their own musical identity.

The birth pains included off-sync recordings, headstrong artists, marketing woes and internal chaos. However, the project was financially successful with its break-even finish, and set the foundation for future BC106 productions (ReStrung in 2004, Classicology in 2006 and Soloista in 2007).

White Noise

Pandora

Kiko Machine

Lady Bedspacer

Blue Note Funk

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