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Conservatory of Music
The Conservatory of Music was founded in 1967 during the term of Rev. Fr. Nicanor O. Lana, OSA, Rector of the University.Fr. Santiago Ezcurra, OSA was appointed Dean until 1987 after the University was turned over to the Filipino Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu. Ms.
Salvacion S. Jardenil was appointed Dean, a position she holds up to the present.
Since its foundation, the Conservatory of Music which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1992, has contributed significantly to the musical and cultural life as well as in the field of Music Education in western Visayas through its varied curricular offerings.
The University of San Agustin Conservatory of Music (USACOM) is the house of formidable musicians, music educators and singers in Western Visayas.
It has reaped local, regional and national awards adding thereby to the laurels of the University.
In keeping with the educational demands of the region, the Conservatory has recently made its resources available to graduate students of the university pursuing a degree in Music Education.
Purpose and Objectives
The Conservatory of Music of the University of San Agustin fully embraces the objectives of the University as embodied in the motto Virtus et Scientia.
More specifically and in awareness of what the art of Music has always meant for man in the past and can and should mean in the present, the Conservatory of Music has the following objectives:
- Provide its students with the training needed to become professional performers in their chosen fields of specialization by developing their talents, sensitivity and understanding.
- Inculcate in its students an awareness of the significance of the country's ethnic and cultural resources as material for creative works.
- Prepare its students for a career in Music Education so that they can contribute to the development of aesthetic education and music consciousness among the people.
Admission and Retention Policies
- Degree Program
- Form 138
- Average of 80 and above
- Certificate of good moral behavior
- Pass the Intelligence Test and the Musical Aptitude Test
- Instrumental and Vocal Audition
- Personal Interview by the Dean
- Non-Degree Program
(Bachelor of Music and Associate in Music)
Upon enrollment, the following are required:
Anyone desirous of improving musical skills may enroll in the Conservatory of Music as special student after a personal interview with the dean.
Special Rules and Regulations
Aside from the general rules and regulations which apply to all students of the University, students of the Conservatory are governed by the following specific rules and regulations.
- With the approval of the dean, students enrolled in applied courses may be allowed to select their teachers
- With the approval of the dean, students may be allowed to transfer to another teacher provided it is done early at the beginning of the semester and after they have informed the original teacher about the proposed changes
- Upon the recommendation of the teachers concerned, students are required to take examination in applied subjects every semester either for promotion or non-promotional credit ratings
- Every semester, all students are required to submit to the dean a detailed list of the references studied during the semester, specifying for each exercise and composition the book and piece title, page and name of the composer.This list should be duly signed by the teacher concerned
- Observers are not allowed inside the studios or classrooms during classes without the approval of the dean
- Students are required to participate in all recitals
- Students must observe strictly the rules and regulations of the Conservatory regarding the wearing of uniform
- Special students may enroll in or drop subjects during the semester, provided they pay the full amount due for the semester
- The public recital is a requirement for graduation for Voice and Piano majors. All Candidates for graduation are required to perform the full repertoire before the examining board
- Students enrolled in the Conservatory of Music are ipso facto members of the University Choir
- Bachelor of Music Major in Piano
- Bachelor of Music Major in Voice
- Bachelor of Music Major in Music Science
- Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education
- Associate in Music Major in Voice
- Associate in Music Major in Piano
- Music Specialization for Elementary and Secondary Teachers
- Tutorial lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Organ
Requirements for Graduation