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PREVIOUS OPUS SESSIONS

OPUS VI, during our last session with students from Metro Manila, Leyte, and General Santos City. Listen to my students insights regarding the last OPUS session. Privileged to have esteemed guests, Nilo Alcala (world renowned and award winning composer), Anna Piquero (award winning conductor) and Dr. Eman de Leon (award winning conductor) as panel for the final presentation of my students.

OPUS V, during our last session with students from Metro Manila & Baguio city, together with our esteemed 

panel of amazing conductors, Mr. Anthony Villanueva, Dr. Emmanuel de Leon and Mr. Joel Aquino.

OPUS 9 (SCHED-TBA)
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Online Choral Writing with Ily Maniano

Language of instruction will be in English

COMING UP!

COURSE OFFERINGS

1. CLASS - 4 SATURDAYS

ca. 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, PH Time

  • A 4-Saturday intensive course designed to help you start writing your own music for your groups.

  • Learn practical elements, tips and techniques to help start your choral writing journey.

  • Exercises, assignments, and listening.

  • Hear your work come to life as the OPUS Lab Choir perform it during the culminating day

  • Limited slots = personalized approach and flexible learning schedule.

2. PRIVATE - 4 SESSIONS
Sessions must be done within 5-6 weeks.

Choose your own schedule depending on your availability.

Schedule to be arranged.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Sample Arrangements / Works

- Passionate and eager to learn

- Know the basics of theory and choral arranging

- Any notation software literate (sibelius, finale, etc.)

- Has arranged at least a 3++ part harmony.

OPUS IV, our last quarantine session with students from Metro Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Cebu.

ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Ily is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning composer, arranger, conductor, and choral clinician. His works are being performed in prestigious choral competitions and festivals all over the world and have been recorded by some of the world’s best choirs like the Philippine Madrigal Singers, UP Singing Ambassadors (Philippines), Entrevoces, Schola Cantorum Coralina (Cuba) Stockholms Musikgymasium Kammerkör (Sweden),  Coro de Jovenes de Madrid (Spain) World Youth Choir, Iowa State Singers, University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, Dallas Chamber Choir (USA)and Grammy award-winning groups such as the King’s Singers & the Swingles, among others. He also regularly conducts choral workshops locally and abroad.

 

Ily studied Music Education at the University of the Philippines College of Music and is an alumnus and resident arranger and composer for the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers. Currently, he serves as the Music Director of the Male Ensemble Philippines, where they achieved top prizes at the 2023 Tolosa Choral Competition in Spain. Additionally, he facilitates OPUS, an online choral writing class. In pursuit of choral excellence, his works continue to reflect and establish exciting new standards that elevate the musical artistry and creativity of today's dynamic choral industry.

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Pictures from OPUS I, OPUS Bohol, OPUS Singapore, OPUS Quarantine edition, and the OPUS LAB CHOIR I & II.

OPUS 2021 Sessions
1st OPUS edition
My amazing students with the newly formed OPUS LAB CHOIR
OPUS II: Bohol
Great discussion under the palm trees + fresh sea breeze.
Opus Bohol Students
OPUS III: Singapore
with my OPUS Singapore students
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OPUS Quarantine students from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines
OPUS LAB CHOIR II
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OPUS LAB CHOIR

A group of amazing and dedicated choristers from all over Metro Manila and nearby provinces to give life to your new works.

The culminating activity for OPUS sessions where your works will be performed and given constructive feed backs from the singers themselves.

FOR 2024 SESSIONS - WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OPUS LAB CHOIR WILL BE BACK!

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