The The UP Center for Ethnomusicology is a center for music research with material collections on the musics and musical traditions in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and representative areas from other continents. The Center was founded by Dr. Jose M. Maceda (1917- 2004), composer, ethnomusicologist, pianist, philosopher, scholar, and National Artist.
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In celebration of our 16th year anniversary, we mounted the exhibit entitled: Maceda Projects 2013: Listen to my Music - a sound and vision exhibition on the legacy of Dr. Jose Maceda at the Vargas Museum. The exhibit is open until from June 25, 2013 to July 26, 2013.
UPCE releases the newest issue of Musika Jornal -- Musika Jornal 8 : Music of Plucked Strings. View the details, order online or read the abstracts by clicking on the thumbnail. You may also visit the Musika Jornal page
Message from the Director
The UP Center for Ethnomusicology is a research institution intended to enhance knowledge and understanding of musical cultures in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the rest of the world. It functions as a both archive and repository of materials on music, philosophy, anthropology, and other cognate disciplines, as well as a dynamic center for performance and composition of musics of the world's cultures. It is with much pleasure therefore to invite scholars, artists, and pedagogues to join and interact with us in exploring traditions in the musical world.Ramon P. Santos, PhD