Join us for a special songwriting workshop on April 27from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.! Songwriting workshop participants will have the opportunity to showcase their compositions at the Music Education & Outreach Recital on May 18, which culminates the 2018-2019 FASO Music Education & Outreach Program year.
You can find an enrollment form hereor at the bottom of this page.
2. His music career took off when he joined the Tiples de Santo Domingo, the oldest boy’s choir in the Philippines! During his time in the ensemble, he was often featured as a boy soprano soloist.
3. Pete later earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Santo Tomas, where he joined the acclaimed UST Singers. With the ensemble, he embarked on concert tours to Europe, North America and South America! While he was a student at the UST Conservatory, he performed in Singapore Lyric Opera productions of “Il Pagliacci,” “Cavalleria Rusticana,” “Il Trovatore” and “Macbeth!”
5. Pete’s hobbies include gardening and working on DIY projects. He’s also been a huge Lakers fan since 1984!
Be a part of this history-making event as FASO celebrates 10 years of Filipino musical creativity and artistry on Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., at the Alex Theatre, on 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203. Order tickets online here and check out info on the Alex Theatre’s physical box offices here. Children 2 years of age and under may enter for free. Student discounts and group rates apply. Contact Louie Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info on those special prices.
There are also advertising and sponsorship opportunities! Our 10th anniversary Commemorative Book, which will highlight the orchestra’s legacy and future, has a special advertisement section. Here, members and friends of FASO can submit their own writtentributes to the orchestra. Businesses can also submit advertisements that highlight their own services. You can also make a donation and get listed in the book on our Donors & Sponsors page! Find advertisementformshere and view sponsorship forms here! Send all forms for advertisements and sponsorships to email@example.com no later than Oct. 15. Questions? Email Claire Espina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join seasoned clinicians Jimmy Borja and Dodjie Simon for a special two-day songwriting workshop on August 18 and 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Glendale Adventist Academy! Check out our songwriting workshop syllabus here! Songwriting workshop participants will have the opportunity to perform their compositions at the Music Education & Outreach Recital in spring 2019, which culminates the 2018-2019 FASO Music Education & Outreach Program year. Lunch from Porta Via Italian Foods and In-N-Out is provided.
Registration is $50 for students grades 6 to 12, $100 for college students and $150 for adults. If admission’s a bit steep, no worries! Direct all inquiries, including scholarship questions, to email@example.com.
Our esteemed clinicians’ bios are below. You can find an enrollment form hereor at the bottom of this page.
DodjieSimon is an award-winning and prolific OPM songwriter. He composed “Ikaw Lamang,” popularized by Zsa Zsa Padilla. He won Grand Prize at the 1999 Metropop Music Festival with his song “Can’t Stop Loving You,” interpreted by Lani Misalucha. His other awards include the Grand Prize at the Asia Song Festival with “You Lift Me Up,” interpreted by Jaya, and second place at the Manila International Song Festival with “One More Time,” also interpreted by Lani Misalucha. Dodjie was former president of KATHA, an organization of Filipino composers, and Vice-President of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP) from 1995 to 2000.
At the ISDC Filipino Heritage Night & Fashion Show organized by the National Space Society, Filipino Heritage Night will have an opportunity to showcase Philippine culture and arts! The evening will feature performances by Filipino American Symphony OrchestraMusic Education & Outreach students, vocalists Nayah Damasen, Mikaela Bautista and Christina Blay, singing ventriloquist Shane Selloria, violinist Erica Delos Santos, flautist John Robert Santiago and pianist JP Rogers! Costume and fashion designer Carl Andrada of Carmelo Designs will showcase Philippine-inspired costumes that have gained him acclaim in Los Angeles beauty pageants and fashion shows. Kayamanan ng Lahi, a non-profit cultural organization whose mission is to preserve, promote and present the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance and music to educate, entertain and enrich, will also be featured as part of the evening’s highlights. Filipino American actor Reggie Lee is featured as a special guest. Lee has appeared in TV shows and movies such as “Grimm”, “Prison Break” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. He’ll be a recipient of a Recognition Certificate from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.
This International Space Development Conference is another landmark for the National Space Society. This year, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will receive the prestigious Gerard K. O’Neill Memorial Award for Space Settlement Advocacy at the conference. The ISDC aims to present the latest ideas and plans for space travel, space development and space settlements and to offer an opportunity for Filipinos to meet and hear from high-profile speakers and special guests in space travel, such as legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
For tickets, click here! For more information and/or sponsorship booth opportunities, please call 747.221.2322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the ISDC conference, visit isdc2018.nss.org
We’re happy to announce that applications for the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra College Scholarship are open!
This $1000 scholarship was established for graduating high school seniors that have committed to a degree program at an accredited higher education institution based in the United States. All applicants must write an essay between 1,000 and 1,400 words. The essay prompt is “What does Philippine music mean to you?” Essays can be submitted in the application form below.