CTE student undergoes national choral leadership training

A student of the MMSU College of Teacher Education has recently undergone a prestigious musical training program offered by the National Commission for Culture and Arts and Andrea O. Veneracion (AOV) Sing Philippines Foundation, Inc. 


Vince Louisse D. Salacup (Bachelor of Culture and the Arts Education III) took the Online Choral Leadership Program from October 17 to December 6, 2020.


After the training, Salacup and the other scholars performed in “A New Day Begins” year-end concert of the Philippine Madrigal Singers or MADz last December 23, 2020.  


The choral program is open for public school music teachers and students, as well as community-based choral conductors. Salacup was one of the only two undergraduate students and among 38 scholars across the country. 


Expressing his gratitude for the rare opportunity, Salacup said the program enabled him to improve his musical and leadership abilities.  


He also shared that prior to the program, they were rigorously selected by the government agency and the foundation based on their solo singing and choir rehearsal or performance video entries, and two character references from appropriate public school officials or community leaders.


The CTE student further vowed to share his learnings to the members of the CTE Chamber Singers and to other MMSU students, particularly those who have passion for music.


The training program is one way of fulfilling the vision of the late national artist and MADz founder Veneracion: a nation singing in harmony and united in songs. – Niña Christelle M. Sumintac, CTE correspondent