College of Performing and Visual Arts

College of Performing and Visual Arts

COLLEGE INFO

Head: Dean
Elizabeth Susan Vista-Suarez
Phone: +035 4226002 loc 250

ABOUT

     The College of Performing and Visual Arts started out in 1912 as the Music Department of the College of Arts and Sciences. Since the beginning, however, the inspiration to create an independent college was already there, even as far back as 1906 when Dr. Walter O. MacIntire organized the Silliman Band. At that time, Silliman founder and first president Dr. David S. Hibbard already spoke of a vision to establish a music school which he hoped would be established sometime in the second quarter of the Silliman University’s existence. This vision was finally fulfilled upon the arrival of American missionary Geraldine Kate who be came the founding school director and first voice teacher of the Silliman Conservatory of Music which was for mally opened in 1934. It existed as such for seven years until it became known as the School of Music in 1941. With firm foundations in both music and dance, the school became the University’s small wonder. It became the live force of culture in Southern Philippines, attracting students from much of Mindanao and the Visayas. With the addition of the Fine Arts Department of the school of Music became the School of Music and Fine Arts in 1969. Eventually, the School of Music and Fine Arts became the College of Performing Arts which officially opened with the college status in June 2001.

Students seeking admission into the School of Music and Fine Arts must have outstanding musical aptitude and talent and must be ready for the study of music at college level.

Bachelor of Music Online Admission and Audition Process
For School Year 2020-2021

Application Procedure

  1. Complete your personal profile and attach a PDF file of your TOR/ grade from your previous school. You are also required to submit a Talent Audition video (Please refer to the GENERAL requirements and the MAJOR program you want to pursue).
  2. Talent Audition video may be submitted starting May 22, 2020.
    Click the link to proceed https://forms.gle/p2EEzZr6DHWgku8r6
  3. Take the online Music Diagnostic Exam to qualify for the Regular status. It is a 47 item exam and candidates are required to acquire at least 30 correct answers.
    Click the link to proceed https://forms.gle/pbwxmDezqUPvpiXE8
  4. Take the online Personality/ Psychological examination.
  5. Wait for your results which will be delivered via email. Please read COPVA ADMISSION STATUS below.
  6. Proceed with the University Enrollment Procedure for admission via email [email protected]

General Requirements

  1. The applicant will play two piano pieces of his/her choice, at least one memorized and one with the score. Applied Piano Minor for credit must be on the level of John Thompson’s Grade 2 Book or its equivalent. (*)
  2. Sight-read a piano piece on the level of John Thompson’s Grade 2 Book or its equivalent. (*)
  3. Play scales and arpeggios on the piano.

*not applicable to Piano Majors

Major-based Requirements

Piano Majors 

  1. Play two (2) pieces of the applicant’s choice on the level of Bach’s Two or Three-Part Invention; Haydn’s or Mozart’s Sonatas; Chopin’s Waltzes, Nocturnes, Preludes or any of its equivalent.
  2. Sight-read a piano piece from J. Thompson Grade 3 book.

Voice and Choral Conducting Majors

  1. Sing a song of the applicant’s choice which best demonstrates his/her vocal ability.
  2. Sing a major and minor scale.
  3. Conduct the National Anthem of your birthplace. (for Choral Conducting Majors only)

Composition Majors

  1. Present an original composition or arrangement.
  2. Play a piece in any musical instrument (optional)

Music Education Majors

Sing a song of the applicant’s choice or play a piece in any musical instruments (optional)

Music Therapy Majors

  1. Entry Interview (Pass or Fail)
  2. Accompany yourself on guitar or piano with a song in English, Tagalog or Bisaya.

COPVA Admission Status

Regular

A Regular status in the freshman year would mean that the applicant has successfully complied with the standard passing of the Talent Audition, Music Diagnostic Exam, and Personality Test.

On-Probation

Applicants who are not able to meet the standard passing requirement, but are accepted by the Jury will be given the On-Probation status. He/She will have an entire semester to lift the status and will be subjected to another audition at the end of the semester.

For inquiries contact via email [email protected] or by phone (63) 422 6002 loc. 250


Bachelor of Performing Arts Major in Speech and Theatre
For School Year 2020-2021

ADMISSION AND AUDITION PROCESS

Online Application Procedure

  1. Complete your personal profile and attach a PDF file of your TOR/grade from your previous school.
  2. Submit Talent Audition videos and other major requirements. (Please refer to the MAJOR requirements below.)
  3. Talent Audition Videos and other major requirements may be submitted starting May 26, 2020 at https://forms.gle/4aCQRcErt8vTpGoE8 or you may email them at [email protected].
  4. An Online Interview will follow.
  5. Wait for the results of your application that will be delivered via email. (Please read COPVA ADMISSION STATUS.)
  6. Proceed with the UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE for admission via email [email protected]. (Read the University Enrollment Procedure at https://su.edu.ph/admissions/admission-procedures/

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 

  1. Talent Presentation (2 Video Recordings – 5 to 7 minutes each)
    Primary: Acting [perform a monologue; with focus on character portrayal, body movement and voice]
    Supplemental: Singing, Dancing
  2. Two-page Essay (short bond paper/ 1.5 space)
    State your Rationale in pursuing Theatre and how it will contribute to the attainment of your personal goals.
  3. Portfolio
    Send a compendium of scanned certificates, programs, attendance, pictures/proof of all theatre activities/stage performances participated in before enrolling in the program
  4.  Three Character References
    List 3 non-related people and their contact details. 

Admission Status

Applicants who have no theatre-related experiences, but are accepted by the department will be given an “ON PROBATION” status and are expected to build up their portfolios within the first two years while enrolled in the program.

For inquiries, contact:

E-mail:  [email protected] / Tel. No.  (035) 422-6002 loc. 367

Flores ,
W. Don F.
Rank: Instructor
Education:
  • M-Fine Arts
Dedal ,
Rene
Rank: Instructor
Education:
  • BM Vocal Performance
Bicoy ,
Nathaniel R.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Education:
  • MM Choral Conducting
  • BM Piano Performance
Erojo ,
Mathilda L.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Education:
  • MM Choral Conducting
  • BM Music Education
Caballes ,
Mark Ian A.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Education:
  • MM Choral Conducting
  • BM Piano Performance
Kleine KeorKamp ,
Maria Elcon C.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Education:
  • M-Voice
Alaban ,
Levi
Rank: Instructor
Education:
  • MM Instrumental Conducting
  • BM Composition and Arranging
Austero ,
Kris Dave V.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Education:
  • Ph.D English Literary Studies (on-going)
  • MA English (TESOL)
  • B Mass Communication
  • BA Major in Speech and Theatre Arts
Tinambacan ,
Juni Jay
Rank: Instructor
Education:
  • MM Instrumental Conducting
  • BM Choral Conducting
  • Advanced Certificate in Music Technology
Basa ,
Joseph Albert P.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Education:
  • MM Instrumental Conducting
  • BM Composition and Arranging