Organizers of The National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation, better known as NAMCYA, announced the finalists in the various categories of the most prestigious music competition in the country.

Those who made the cut after the rigorous selection round include Jabez Ronaldo Lejano, Kyle Adam Lorenzana, and Agung Dayaw Sicam (Junior Guitar Category); Lucio Raphael Binalla and Rayselle Anne Manipol (Children’s Solo Rondalla); Aniweng Na Cuerdas Rondalla, Enverga Candelaria Rondalla, and South Cotabato Family Rondalla (Junior Rondalla); and Josemaria Vincent Thomas Collado, Marvic Espino, Evan John Jamisola, Jean Galway Silangcruz, and Josh Rampall Silangcruz (Open Woodwinds).


In the Senior Division, the finalists are Bukidnon Singing Ambassadors and Coro Bicolano (Senior Choir); Denzel Abarquez, Brian Berino, and Reynaldo Gendrano (Senior Piano); Maria Monica Bacus, Alain De Asis, Vincent Del Rosario, Jose Marie Eserjose, and Mishael Romano (Senior Strings-Violin); Kirk Allen Mallorca, Jann Minn Mendoza, and Lance Morrison Tulagan (Senior Strings-Lower Strings); and Carmina Lourdes AtienzaNerissa De Juan, Maria Corazon Flores, Jomel Garcia, Camille Juanitez, and Jane Florence Wee (Senior Voice).

The National Winners in the Traditional Music category are Kagan Traditional Ensemble, Madayaw Cultural Ensemble, Massalingga Dacalan Ensemble, and the Sangasang Ji Anak Ud Malibcong Ethnic Ensemble. The lone Honorable Mention awardee in the Music Video Production category is the PUP Bagong Himig Serenata.

The NAMCYA National Finals will be streamed via NAMCYA Facebook page and webpage on November  23 to 28, 2021 from 3 pm onwards.

Founded in 1973, the NAMCYA aims to preserve and promote Philippine music as an art form and as a tool to further cultural development. Throughout its existence, the NAMCYA has gathered young artists who excel in music composition and performance and catapulted them to national and global fame. Following the competition’s rigid selection process, contestants must win in the district, provincial, and regional competitions before they are considered qualified to compete in the glittering NAMCYA National Finals.

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Written by Markus Castro

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