With a theme "The Love for Alma Mater," University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA), headed by Behn Cervantes, committee chairman and vice president of UPAA, has called all music composers for its new anthem through a nationwide contest.
The contest was opened to all amateur and professional music composers of Filipino descent, including those living abroad. Entries should be original and unpublished which can be sung a capella or with musical accompaniment. The contest piece must be stamped with a Philippines address with the contestant’s complete contact information and accompanied by music or lyrics sheet and piano or guitar chords.
Cash prize of P30,000 awaits the winner from UPAA plus two roundtrip tickets to Boracay courtesy of SEAIR. Gala performance of the new anthem , which will performed by the internationally acclaimed UP Singing Ambassadors, will be set on the same day at Carillon Concert. Second performance will follow at the UP Diliman Lantern Parade.
Aside from Cervantes, Nini Jorge, former treasurer of UPAA; Ed Manguiat, founder and conductor of the UP Singing Ambassadors; Arwin Tan, professor at the UP Conservatory of Music; and Dakila Villan, former officio member of the UPAA Board are the other heads of the competition.
Meanwhile, UPAA is starting to form their verdicts in all the entries submitted until November 30. Winners will be announced on December 10, 2010. [via upalumni.ph]