Lawrence Galve Parcon
Lawrence Galve Parcon of Bacolod City, Philippines, is a Bachelor of Music in Music Education currently studying at Central Philippine Adventist College under the tutelage of Dr. Heidi D. Cerna, DMA Piano Performance, MM Choral Conducting. He started his formal instructions in music during his high school years under Mrs. Recy G. Heyres as a member of the Bacolod City National High School Rondalla Ensemble. He has also undergone workshops with Mr. Jegger Anjao, conductor of the Kabataang Silay Rondalla. Through the ensemble, he has experienced performing at concerts and contests around Bacolod City. He has joined music competitions such as the Panaad sa Negros Rondalla Competitions and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists [NAMCYA] 2013. He has also attended the 1st Rondalla Music Camp 2017, held at Baguio City, Benguet as organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, through NAMCYA and the Musicological Society of the Philippines as an Octavina instrumentalist.
His outstanding performance in the music camp qualified him to be a member of the Philippines’ National Rondalla Orchestra, Kuwerdas Filipinas, which held their premier concert entitled “Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo last August 15, 2018. His composition for orchestra entitled “Layag” will be performed at the South East Asia Music Education Exchange 2019 by the ASEAN Youth Orchestra in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Lawrence aims to be a music educator because he firmly believes that music, particularly Philippine Music, is a vital aspect of the Filipino culture and identity that it has to be readily accessible to all of its citizens. He promotes Philippine music through his music compositions and performances.