UST Conservatory of Music Alumni Association, Inc.


Eugene De los Santos


President, UST Conservatory of Music Alumni Association, Inc.

Eugene De los Santos began his musical training at the age of ten as a member of the Tiples de Santo Domingo (oldest Boy’s Choir in the Philippines) where he eventually became the musical director and choirmaster.  He was trained under Engracio Tempongko and Fr. John Van de Steen, CICM and in church music as a member of the boys’ choir. In 1993, he received his Bachelor of Music degree major in Voice from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music where he studied under the late Kathy R. Sternberg and Professor Salvacion Oppus-Yniguez.  In 1994, he studied under voice pedagogue Fr. Luciano Bertagnolio, S.J. at the Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan and attained his Master of Music degree in vocal performance in 1997, and eventually continued and completed Doctor of Music degree in Voice from the same university. He received opera coaching from Marcella Reale, German lieder from Uwe Heilman and Kyoko Hirata and worked under the guidance of Keiko Kataoka.  He came back home to Manila, and in 2001 earned his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the International Academy of Management, Economics and Law.  A multifaceted musician, he has performed as soloist, choral conductor, or chorus member in several concerts held locally and abroad.

De los Santos has been adjudicating for the National Music Competition for Young Artist (NAMCYA), Voice Category since 2010. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS-USA) and founding member of Samahan ng mga Guro sa Pag-awit (Philippine National Association of Teachers of Singing). He was also a member of the National Committee in Music of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) from 2007 to 2013 and at present, the vice-head until 2023. He is currently the Orchestra Director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

In UST, he has been the coordinator of the Voice Department from 2007 to 2011, Musical Theatre Department from June 2012 to May 2014, Assistant Dean from 2013-2016, and conductor of the UST Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble from 2000 to present. At present he is the President of the UST Conservatory of Music Alumni Association. Dr. Eugene De los Santos, OP is the President of the Our Lady of La Naval Lay Dominican Fraternity of the Dominican Province of the Philippines.

Vision

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Mission

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