CCP National Rondalla Workshop 2017

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines is now accepting applications for the CCP NATIONAL RONDALLA WORKSHOP 2017 which will be held on April 18– 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in various venues of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The Workshop is open to rondalla groups all over the country who have been in existence for at least two (2) years and are non-beginners. Rondalla Ensembles who have the rondalla instruments which include the banduria, octavina/laud, guitar and bass may apply for the workshop.

The workshop will culminate in a performance at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

The workshop trainors are led by Elaine Espejo Cajucom of the Celso Espejo Rondalla and the UP Rondalla, and faculty member of the UP College of Music. The workshop modules include sectional rehearsals per rondalla instrument, note reading sessions, individual rondalla ensemble cliniquing sessions, and plenary sessions wherein all the participants gather together to learn a common piece. The 2017 Workshop will include an advanced module exclusively for selected qualified advanced groups who have taken the previous CCP National Rondalla Workshops.

The workshop fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P3,500.00) per pax/ participant, inclusive of lunch for the following:
• P3,000.00 as Registration Fee (to be paid directly to the CCP);
• P500.00 to be paid separately to Elaine Espejo Cajucom for the purchase of the Espejo Rondalla Method textbook written by Celso Espejo (discounted at 50% off, exclusively for workshop participants only) which will be the textbook used during Workshop.

Participants who pay in full in advance will be provided the newly arranged rondalla piece which will be learned during the workshop (to be sent via email) for the group to learn in advance.

Interested applicants must submit the following:
1. Duly accomplished application form. (download here)
2. An audio/ video recording of a recent performance of at least two (2) pieces by the group.

Applications may be submitted online at or to the following

Artist Training Division
Arts Education Department
4/f, Cultural Center of the Philippines Roxas Blvd., Pasay City 1300

Deadline for submission of applications is on March 17, 2017.
Acceptance to the workshop will be based on the merit of their application.
Upon notice of acceptance, a reservation/ confirmation fee of Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000) for Rondalla Groups will be required. All participants are also required to bring their own rondalla instruments, clearbooks, and music stands for the workshop. Walk-ins will not be entertained.



Snippets from last year’s CCP National Rondalla Workshop 2016