Jimuel Dave T. Dagta
Jimuel Dave T. Dagta is a composer, arranger, keyboardist, and bandurria player. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition at the University of the Philippines, graduating magna cum laude and class valedictorian of the College of Music in 2016. He studied composition under the tutelage of Professor Josefino “Chino” Toledo.
In February 2013, he was one of the top 15 finalists from 637 entries when he joined the International Federation for Choral Music Choral Composition Competition. In March 2015, his composition “Pulso” for Flute and Orchestra was featured in the Musik Underkonstruktion of the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra. In November 2015, the same piece was performed by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where it won the Yoshiro Irino Composers Prize as a featured work in the 33rd Asian Composers League Festival.
Currently, he is a taking his master’s degree in music composition at Michigan State University College of Music.