Rosalina Abejo Composer

Rosalina Abejo (July 13, 1922 – June 5, 1991) was born in Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental in the Philippines, and died in Fresno, California. She was the first Filipina composer and conductor, and a nun of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary. She studied composition at the Philippine Women's University, and in 1977 she moved to the United States, where she studied at Eastman School of Music and The Catholic University of America. She taught composition and music theory at Kansas University and St Pius Seminary in Kentucky. Before this she travelled extensively in order to fund-raise, and to attend international music conferences. Abejo has received a number of honours, including the Republic Culture Heritage Award (1967), Philippines' Independence Day Award (1973), and being elected president of the Philippine Foundation of Performing Arts in America in 1980. She is interred at Irvington Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, California.

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Date of birth
July 13th, 1922
Date of death
June 5th, 1991 at age of 68


1. Eastman School of Music Colleges/University

The Eastman School of Music is a music conservatory located in Rochester, New York. The Eastman School is a professional school within the University of Rochester. It was established in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company.

Type Music school
26 Gibbs St., 14604 - Rochester, New York
Acceptance rate
2011. 13.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 46.2 K $
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