The 2012 MusiKabataan scholars of the Music Museum Group at the Music School of Ryan Cayabyab put on a great performance of Broadway classics and OPM shows at their Graduiation Recital held at The Teatrino at Promenade, Greenhills recently.
Seven new scholars — Miah Isabelle Canton, Francis Marie Clemente, Darlene Louise Ordanza, Jessa Mari Ranque, Genesis Bryan Reyes, Ana Gabriela Vasquez and Maria Danica Velasco –performed songs from The Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fame, The Hunchback of Notre Dame as well as kundimans and OPM songs.
Musikabataan Advance scholars — Banjo Gonzales, Rafael Gutierrez and Enzo Mendoza – wowed the audience with their tour de force numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar and amazed them with their adventurous excursions into musical sounds, personal compositions and theatrical performances.
The seven Musikabataan Primary scholars were the cream of the crop selected from a group of 100 teens aged 13 to 17 who auditioned in May 2011, while the three Musikabataan Advance scholars were the most talented of the 2010-2011 batch who were given the opportunity to pursue further training in musical performance, movement, note reading and musical composition.
The recital is the final stage of an intensive ten-month, three-level course training in music and performance under the tutelage of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, his wife Emy and the staff of TMSRC.
Music Museum Group Incorporated Vice President Rosie Mendoza said the Music Museum is very satisfied with how the pool of talents discovered at the start of each year blossom into seasoned performers during their recitals. “We sincerely hope that the little push that we gave them through this program will also help them achieve their dreams of becoming the next generation of talents of our music industry,” she said.
The Music Museum’s music scholarship program was launched in 2008 during MMG’s 20th anniversary as MMG’s way of giving back to the music and entertainment industry.
“These music scholars have learned and developed liberating ideas to achieve their dreams and become better performers. I am proud of them. There is a future in Philippine entertainment because of them,” said Ryan Cayabyab.