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Jude B. Roldan

Jude Bautista Roldan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano and choral conducting. He also holds a master’s degree in music education and composition. Jude also holds the multifaceted position of artistic director, pianist, composer, and arranger for the Young Voices of the Philippines.

He and his wife, Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan, founded YVP as part of their advocacy to support and strengthen the children and youth’s choral movement in the Philippines. His works have been recorded, premiered, and performed in festivals and competitions, including the Pacific International Choral Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival in the USA, Tolosa Choral Competitions and Seghizzi Choral Competitions, Cantemus International Choral Festival in Hungary, Bali International Choral Festival, Saint Angela Children and Youth Choir Festival in Indonesia, Taipei Philharmonic Children’s Choir Festival in Taiwan, and at the International Kodaly Symposium in Kuching, Malaysia.

Hal Leonard, Pavane Publishing, and Muziksea publish his works. In 2023, his extended work for choir and orchestra, Missa Virtutum, had its premiere at the historic Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage conducted by Dr. Janet Hostetter with the Children’s Chorus of Washington, Saint Genevieve Valiant Voices, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Chorus, Toronto Children’s Chorus, Virginia Children’s Chorus, the Young Voices of the Philippines, and the Children’s Orchestra Society. The piece was also premiered in December of the same year at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada. He has served as chairman at the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in the Philippines. He has guest-conducted and adjudicated in choral competitions and festivals abroad. He has given composition and choral workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, and the United States of America. Jude is the co-founder and artistic director of the Young Voices of the Philippines and Kantabella. He teaches Composition and Music Technology, Piano, Music Theory, and Analysis at Centro Escolar University.