Kabataang Gitarista Program

1The Kabataang Gitarista (KG) is a group of talented high school students currently being trained in classical guitar. The students who come from schools in Manila, Pasay and Paranaque receive free classical guitar training every Saturday morning under the tutelage of eminent guitar pedagogue Maestro Jose Valdez. The program is under the supervision of the Artist Training Division, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The program was organized to promote appreciation for, and interest in classical guitar performance   among public high school students; to provide the highest level of classical guitar training free of charge; as well as to develop a performing classical guitar ensemble.

The Kabataang Gitarista, which was organized in August 2012, has performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in selected schools, and for private events.

For inquiries, please contact the CCP Artist Training Division at 8321125 loc. 1604/1605, or email ccp.artist.training@gmail.com

Acknowledgements: Manulife

BATCH 1 members are the following (Aug. 2012-Present):

1. Angelo Argosino                              Jose P. Laurel High School, Manila / Philippine Normal University (4th year)
2. Jeulo Madriaga                                 V.Mapa High School , Manila / Centro Escolar University (3rd year)
3. Christian Mercader                        Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila / St. Scholastica’s College Manila (4th year)
4. Carol Beatrice Teope                     Manila Science High School (Grade 10)
5. Jeremiah Francis Teope              Manila Science High School/ De La Salle University Manila (2nd year)

 

BATCH 2 members are the following (Aug. 2013-Present):

1. Rowell Adonis                                    Parañaque National High School -Baclaran / St. Paul University Manila (2nd year)
2. Fernando Sy-Changco                   F. G. Calderon High School, Manila/ St. Paul University Manila (2nd year)

 

BATCH 3 members are the following (Aug. 2014-Present):

1. Phia Mae Aguilar                              Ramon Magsaysay High School, Manila (Grade 10)
2. Regina Mae Alba                              Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila (Grade 11)
3. Edel Mark Bitao                               Parañaque National High School (Grade 9)
4. Jedi Aiah Cabagsang                       Mariano Marcos Memorial High School, Manila (Grade 10)
5. Laurence Ainand Cadiente          Torres High School, Manila (Grade 10)
6. Andrei Fernandez                            Parañaque National High School (Grade 11)
7. Rose Celine Lapid                            Manuel L. Quezon High School, Manila (Grade 10)
8. Klariz Kyla Madrigal                       Mariano Marcos Memorial High School, Manila (Grade 10)
9. Jean Marie Mendoza                     Torres High School, Manila (Grade 11)
10. Jordan Miguel                               Ramon Magsaysay High School, Manila (Grade 10)
11. Carmela Ocat                                 Mariano Marcos Memorial High School, Manila (Grade 10)
12. Zion Ontal                                      Parañaque National High School (Grade 10)
13. Shania Mae Panciles                    Mariano Marcos Memorial High School, Manila (Grade 11)
14. Juliet Tiempo                                Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila (Grade 11)
15. David Tiongson                            Jose Abad Santos High School, Manila (Grade 11)

 

BATCH 4 members are the following (Aug. 2015-Present):

1. Ralp Jeriko Abutas                        Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila (Grade 10)
2. Lovely Camille Bustillo               Jose Abad Santos High School, Manila (Grade 9)
3. Job V. Cabagsang                           Mariano Marcos Memorial High School, Manila (Grade 8)
4. RJ Anuel Louis Canlas                 Cayetano Arellano High School, Manila (Grade 8)
5. Aldrin V. Eloriaga                          Mariano Marcos Memorial High School, Manila (Grade 10)
6. Prince Prilan Molarto                  Pasay City East High School, Manila (Grade 8)
7. John Ericsson Rapadas                Pasay City East High School, Manila (Grade 8)
8. Daryll Anne Tiongson                 Florentino Torres High School, Manila (Grade 9)

 

Kabataang GItarista

The Kabataang Gitarista with Maestro Jose Valdez (Mentor) and Mr. Daniel Lopez (Asst. Mentor) after one of their practice sessions.

 

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE KABATAANG GITARISTA PROGRAM BATCH 5 (2016)

 

 

Deadline of applications is on August 31, 2016.

The Kabataang Gitarista (KG) Program, a FREE Classical Guitar Training Program for Junior High School Students is now accepting applications for new members. This highly succesful program is open to Manila, Pasay and Parañaque students. The sessions took place every Saturday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.

The KG was organized by the Artist Training Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in August 2012 to promote appreciation for, and interest in classical guitar performance among public high school students; to provide the highest level of guitar training free of charge through a scholarship program; and to develop a performing classical guitar ensemble.The mentor is renowned guitar pedagogue and arranger Prof. Jose Valdez of the UP College of Music.

The KG has given performances at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in selected public and private schools, as well as private engagements. Their most recent performances were for the Mindanao State University-Iligan Instistute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in Iligan City, for Lakbay Harana at the San Antonio de Padua Chura in Pila, Laguna, as well as an invitation from the Asia Society for the visit of their President.

In this connection, the CCP Artist Training Division is now inviting its fifth batch of participants to apply for the Kabataang Gitarista Program which starts on SEPTEMBER 3, 2016.

The applicants should have the following qualifications:
1. Public Junior High School students of schools from PASAY, MANILA or PARAÑAQUE CITY;
2. Either in grade levels 7,8, or 9;
3. High interest in learning the classical guitar;
4. Commitment to attending regular Saturday morning sessions;
5. Good moral character;
6. Average or higher in scholastic standing.
7. Should be able to bring a nylon-stringed guitar to the weekly lessons.

Interested students should fill up the attached application form (one completely filled out form per student) and send this via email to the CCP Artist Training Division at ccp.artist.training@gmail.com or fax to 833-0267 on or before AUGUST 31, 2016.

Download application form here: https://goo.gl/7IbFyc
Auditions of the applicants will be held on September 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM at the MKP Multi-Purpose Hall, 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

For inquiries, please feel free to contact us at 832-1125 local 1605, or email ccp.artist.training@gmail.com

 

 

 

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