Prof. Dr. Ramon Acoymo

Former Dean, Professor of Music, College of Music, University of the Philippines

Prof. Acoymo is a First-Prize Winner of the United States National Association of Teachers of Singing Voice Competition. His Recital Debut at the Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was described as a “triumph” by the New-York – based “Headline Philippines”.

Admitted into the Philippine ALIW (“JOY”) Foundation Awards for Live Music and Theater Performance Hall of Fame – he has garnered from the University of the Philippines the Chancellor’s Award for Most Outstanding Classical Music Performer and two Artist’s Productivity Awards. He has been awarded for outstanding contributions to Music by the same institution’s Alumni Association and its PHI KAPPA PHI International Honor Society Chapter, as well as by the Alumni Association of De La Salle University.

He has served as Committee Chair for the Philippine National Artist Award for Music; Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Music; Chair of the Technical Panel for Music for the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education; and Secretary-General and Program Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines National Music Competition for Young Artists.

The Tenor has most recently completed Lectures, Lecture-Performances and/or Performances notably in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the Royal University of Fine Arts; Yangon, Myanmar for the Philippine National Heritage Month; Hanoi, Vietnam for its Institute of Music; Vientiane, Laos for a Philippine Embassy Voice Workshop; Salaya Thailand for the Mahidol University College of Music Department of Voice; and cities in California, the United States.

He was a Keynote Speaker for the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Arts Studies in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Stage & Co-Music Director of the World Premiere of the University of the Philippines College of Music Centennial Opera DIWATA (“Enchanted Muse”) staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. November 2020 saw the ” Missa Laudato Si’ ” (the music for which he composed) given its World Concert Premiere in the Philippines.