MANILA, Philippines – The newly elected officers and board members of the Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (PTGPFI) for the fiscal years 2014-2016 were inducted into office last June 22 at the Glee Club Room of St. Paul University Manila with SPUM College of Music and Performing Arts dean Sr. Maria Annunciata Sta. Ana, SPC, as the inducting officer.
The new officers are: Mary Anne Espina, president; Anthony Say, 1st vice-president; Melissa Taqueban, 2nd vice-president; Eloise Gonzalo, secretary; Jan Briane Astom, assistant secretary; Dr. Meriam Macalisang, treasurer; George Ong, assistant treasurer; Irene Peralejo, PRO; Reubel Uy, assistant PRO; and board members Mauricia Borromeo, Cecile Roxas, Gemma Malicdem, Ingrid Chua-Lao, Lourdes Guillen, and Ya-shu Lin.
Officers and board members are expected to perform a wide range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, organizing festivals and competitions aimed at showcasing the talents of young and promising pianists in the country and arranging seminars and master classes for the continuing education of piano teachers.
Now approaching its 42nd year, the PTGPFI has been recently recognized as a Foundation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting it more leeway to carry out its functions as the premier and only professional organization for piano teachers here in the Philippines.
2014 Piano Festival
Dear Teachers and Students,
This is to announce that our annual piano festival will be held on 7 and 14 September 2014, Fleur de Lis Auditorium of St. Paul University Manila 680 Pedro Gil st. Malate Manila 1004.
The theme for this year’s festival is Jazz, Ragtime and Blues. We discourage the use of Method books. Instead, we suggest you use supplementary books for beginners. Piano pieces that are not aligned to the theme will still be accepted.
Auditions will be on 13 and 20 July 2014, Sundays 9am till 3pm at the College of Music and the Performing Arts of Saint Paul University Manila.Registration fee is 800php per participant.
To avoid delays we highly recommend you to register online. Visit our website https://ptgpinc.wordpress.com
Walk-in auditions will be accommodated on a first come-first served basis. Payments will be accepted on the audition dates 13 and 20 July 2014.
For walk ins please download audition form here:
We are pleased to announce “Piano Masterclass” by Dr Milan Franek taking place at the Centro Escolar University Conservatory of Music in Manila on June 11 and June 13, from 10am -12 nn.
Dr. Franek, has been a faculty of several conservatories in Czech Republic and a senior lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam, Malaysia. He made several recordings of classical music for the Czech Radio and performed concerts in Czech Republic, Austria, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Lithuania, Serbia and Malaysia. He has led and held masterclasses in Turkey, Oslo, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia, and is the President of the European Piano Teachers Association for the Czech Republic since 2010.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Students and Faculty, fee is P100 only.
For those who are interested to play for the masterclass, please submit your complete name and the complete title of your piece on this email address, email@example.com.
Thank you very much and see you soon!