M e l o d y  S o n s


 
 

EDUCATION

 

Master of Arts (M.A.), Church Music - Choral Conducting, Philippines 1994 – 1995 Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Music Education, Piano, Choral Conducting, Voice, Philippines 1988 – 1993 Santa Isabel Conservatory of Music 

Manila Central University, High School, Philippines 1984 – 1988 

 

Trinity College of London - Piano Graded Examination, Singapore 2008 – 2011
 

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - Piano Graded Examination, Singapore 2006 – 2011

 


SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENTS 


Graduate School

Full Scholar, Graduate School, Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

University

Graduation Recital: Vivaldi’s Gloria. Lucio San Pedro’s Sa Dalampasigan (By the Seashore) Grade Mark: Excellent.

Comprehensive Exams in Conducting. Grade Marks: Excellent.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

 

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) 2015-present

Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA) 2016 on process

Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) 2015-2016

Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) 2015-2016

National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) 2015-2016

 

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Piano and Voice Instructor, Melody Sons Music Studio MI, USA - 2016-2018

Individual Piano Instructor, Evola Music, MI, USA Fall 2016 - Winter 2017

 

Individual Piano Instructor, Parks and Recreation Sherwood Community Center, VA, USA, Spring 2016

Individual Piano and Voice Instructor, Music and Arts, Melody Sons Music Studio VA, USA, 2013 - 2016
 

Individual Piano and Voice Instructor, Falls Church Music Conservatory, USA, 2013.
 

Pianist/Accompanist, Indiana University Southeast Community Chorus, USA, Spring 2012.
 

Individual Piano and Voice Teacher, Seymour Christian Academy, USA, Winter 2012.
 

Voice Teacher, United World College of Southeast Asia, Singapore, 2009-2011.
 

Founder/Owner, Piano and Voice Teacher, Teklado Musik Pte.Ltd., Singapore, 2009-2012.
 

Individual Piano, Voice Teacher and Piano Class Instructor, Kawai Music School, Singapore, 2007-2008.
 

Individual Piano, Voice Teacher, Piano Class Instructor, Motivate Music School, Singapore, 2005-2006.
 

Assistant Choir Conductor, CHIJ St. Nicholas Secondary Girls School, Singapore, 2006.
 

Assistant Choir Conductor, Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, Singapore, 2006.
 

Assistant Choir Conductor, Tanjong Katong Secondary Girls School, Singapore, 2006.
 

Assistant Choir Conductor, Singapore Chinese Girls School, Singapore, 2006.
 

Founder/Owner, Music Director, Piano and Voice Teacher, Teklado School of Music, Philippines, 1998-2006.
 

Founder/Owner, Sonatina Toddler School, Philippines, 2004-2007.
 

High School Music Teacher, University Science High School, Philippines, 1994-1996.
 

Choir Director of the following Philippine Government Institutions:
 

Philippine Rice Institute Choir, 1998 to 2001.

Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources Choir, 1998 to 1999.

Research and Extension of Central Luzon State University, 1996 to 1998.

Bureau of Post Harvest and Research Extension Choir, 1996.

Private Home Piano Lessons, Philippines, Singapore, 1990- 2012.

 

MUSIC MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

 

Choir Director, The Living Word Fellowship, Singapore, 2006-2010.
 

Choir Conductor (Tagalog Service) and Pianist, International Baptist Church, Manila Philippines, 1996-98.
 

Pianist, Calvary Baptist Church, Baguio Philippines, 1994-1995.
 

Choir Conductor and Pianist, University Baptist Church, Manila Philippines, 1991-1993.
 

Choir Conductor and Pianist, Calvario Evangelical Church, Meycauayan Philippines, 1989-1990.

 

 

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

 

Choral Conductor and Pianist

The Living Word Fellowship 100 Voice Choir, Singapore, 2006- 2010.
 

School Concerts and Singapore Youth Festivals, CHIJ St. Nicholas Secondary Girls School, Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, Tanjong Katong Secondary Girls School, Singapore Chinese Girls School, Singapore, 2006.
 

Teklado School of Music Ensemble, Philippines 1998-2005.
 

Government and Private Company Social Activities, Funded Concerts, Singing at the Philippine Senate, Government Institutions, 1998-2001.
 

Choir Singer

Alto, Indiana University Southeast, 2012- 2013

Alto, International Baptist Church, Singapore, 2010-2011

Alto, Singapore Symphony Chorus, 2006-2010.

Alto, Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary Tanglaw Choir, 1994-1995.

Mezzo Soprano, Manila Vocal Ensemble, 1990-1993

Alto, The Singspiel Choral, Santa Isabel College, Philippines, 1988-1993.

Alto, Mixed Choral Festivals, Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1988-1993.

Alto Section Leader, Grace Testament Church, 1984-1988.
 

Piano and Voice Teacher


Students Recital, Various Schools, Philippines and Singapore, 1996-2011.
 

Composer, Arranger 1990-2011

 

CHORAL MASTERWORKS TAUGHT, CONDUCTED, OR PERFORMED

 

European-American Choral Literature Bach, C.P.E., Magnificat Bach, J.S. Jesu, meine Freude Barnett, The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass Beethoven, An die Freud Beethoven, Mass in C Bernstein, Chichester Psalms Bernstein, MASS Britten, A Ceremony of Carols Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb Britten, Hymn to St. Cecilia Buxtehude, Magnificat Chilcott, Canticles of Light Clausen, Requiem Faure, Requiem Gabrieli, Magnificat a 17 Handel, Messiah Haydn, Creation Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass Haydn, Orgelmesse Kodaly, Missa Brevis Kodaly, Te Deum Kreek, Psalms of David Mendelssohn, Elijah Mendelssohn, Kyrie Mendelssohn, Lobgesang Mozart, Requiem Nees, Magnificat Parry, Blest Pair of Sirens Pinkham, Christmas Cantata Poulenc, Stabat Mater Poulenc, Gloria Ravel, Trois chansons Rutter, Gloria Rutter, Magnificat Rutter, Psalmfest Rutter, Requiem Stravinksy, Mass Stravinksy, Symphony of Psalms Vaughan Williams, Benedicite Vaughan Williams, Festival Te Deum Verdi, Requiem Vivaldi, Dixit Dominus Vivaldi, Gloria Webber, Requiem Wilberg, Dances to Life

 

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES RENDERED AND ATTENDED

 

Music Camp, Legato Music School, Medan Indonesia, Oct 2010

Asian Choral Music, Singapore, Oct 2009.

Music Camp, Teklado Musik Pte.Ltd, August 2009.

Trinity Guildhall, Singapore, Sept 2009.

Trinity Guildhall, Singapore, Oct 2008.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Singapore, Aug 2008.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Theory and Higher Grade Practical Lessons, Oct 2006.

Conducting Masterclass, Sacred Music Conference, Trinity Theological College, Singapore, August 2006.

"The Use of Instruments in Worship,” Hongkong, 2003.

Music Symposium, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippines, 2000

Kodaly Method, Kodaly Society of the Philippines, 1998-1997.

The Art of Piano Accompanying, Philippines, 2003.

Dalcroze Methodology Seminar/ Workshop, Philippines, 1992.

Suzuki Method Seminar/Workshop, Philippines, 1992.

 

SERVICE AWARD


​Teklado School of Music, Philippines, May 2003