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.
|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.
2011. 13.0 %
2014. 46.2 K $
|Official web page||www.esm.rochester.edu|