|English||University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology|
|Category||Research Institute Educational Institution|
Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Education and Training
The Center has the following functions/objectives:
The name, “UP Center for Ethnomusicology“, is an outcome of its former appellation, the “U.P. Ethnomusicology Archives”. Established in June 16, 1997 by the U.P. Board of Regents in recognition of Professor Jose Maceda’s visionary work and authorship of putting together an ethnomusicological collection of about 2500 hours of recorded music in open reel and cassette tapes, field notes, music transcriptions, song texts, photographs, music instruments, music compositions, personal files, about 2000 books and journals, all of which he personally initiated and developed as a unified institutional resource for music research.
The U.P. Center for Ethnomusicology aims to serve as a leading research institution in the region, perpetuating and harnessing the Jose Maceda Collection and generate musical and music-related knowledge and materials from an interdisciplinary perspective for academic study, pedagogy, artistic production and other applications. The Center and its collection exists to assist scholars (representing disciplines in the humanities and social sciences), composers, and serious artists and pedagogues in music.
The primary missions of the Center are to:
The UPCE embarks on a continuous effort to preserve its holdings, employing the most up-to-date techniques, processes, best practices, and policies in preservation, conservation, and restoration of materials. The UPCE makes sure to employ the best personnel and technology in implementing its preservation program. In addition, the Center holds periodic inventory and evaluation of its library, archive, and instrumentarium holdings.
Data Collection and Dissemination
The UPCE continuously and periodically visits and re-visits selected research areas to update, correct, add, and enrich its collection through qualitative research. Documented data are summarized, reported, and disseminated or published through print, AV, and its web presence, with proper acknowledgement to the community and the granting institutions. The Center maintains responsibility in releasing or withholding any privileged information as requested by the informants, the community, or granting institutions in the dissemination and publication of data. The UPCE occasionally conducts cooperative field data collection and resource sharing with similar institutions both locally and internationally.
Upon finalization of data processing, format transfer (if needed), and metadata encoding, the UPCE packages research data to be repatriated to the appropriate community. The Center endeavors to repatriate field recordings in their entirety whilst ensuring its integrity and authenticity. Repatriation of data are channeled through the local government and the appropriate national government agency (i.e. National Commission for Indigenous Peoples [NCIP]).
The UPCE periodically releases quality and timely publications in print (such as academic journals, books, annual reports, project terminal reports, manuals, etc.) and/or non-print (audio, video, AV, web articles, ebooks, etc.).
Dialogues and Fora
The Center conducts conferences, seminars, workshops, dialogues, meetings, and fora relevant to its mission and functions. The UPCE also occasionally conducts events in cooperation with other units in the University and similar institutions both locally and internationally.
Concerts and Exhibits
The Center hosts concerts and exhibits relevant to its collection and its mission and functions. These events are conducted in cooperation with other units in the University and similar institutions both locally and internationally.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||Rooms 210-212 & Rooms 218-220, 2f Abelardo Hall, College of Music, Ylanan Street corner Magsaysay Ave., Univeristy of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines|