Cultural Ensembles of Philippines (6 Weeks) by Dr. Bernard Ellorin


How do  Filipinos throughout the archipelago practice their traditional music?


Cultural Ensembles of the Philippines


Embark on a musical journey as you learn and discover the cultural ensembles of the Philippines. This 6-session class series is a comprehensive study on the following:


Session 1: General Overview to Philippine Music (indigenous, colonial, post colonial)

Session 2: Music from the Cordillera regions of Northern Luzon

Session 3: Gong Chime ensembles from the Muslim Societies of the Southern Philippines

Session 4: Rondalla Ensemble Music

Session 5: Contemporary examples of popular music with indigenous themes

Session 6: Summarization


Manila Schedule Sundays 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3 California PDT Saturdays 6:00 to 7:15 PM August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2



Dr. Bernard Ellorin is an adjunct faculty of music at Miramar College and MiraCosta College in San Diego County, California. He received his PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2015. Ellorin’s academic and community work spans over 28 years of  educating Filipino American and non-Filipino American communities on Filipino diasporic performing arts. From 2012-2013, Ellorin was a research fellow with the Fulbright Research and Study Abroad Program conducting a comparative study on the contemporary musics of the Sama-Bajau in Semporna District, Sabah Malaysia and Batangas City, Philippines. Currently he is the music director for the SAmahan Filipino American performing arts & education center in San Diego, CA


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