HOW WE CARRY-OUT OUR MISSION
As an integral part of the Foundation’s outreach ideals, the program aims to prepare scholars who will be able to serve effectively in parishes, public schools and other community-based organizations. With the grant assistance, these underprivileged Filipino youth become productive, disciplined and self-reliant members of our society. Not only do we provide them means to achieve their dreams, but we also make prolific talents who can someday make our country proud and give inspiration to future generations of Filipinos. Grant recipients easily find gainful employment. Grant recipients who have graduated are encouraged to serve in their own communities although some find employment opportunities abroad.
Carlo Angelo Falcis graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, majoring in Voice at St. Scholastica’s College, Manila. He was under the tutelage of Camille Lopez-Molina and Pablo Molina.
Carlo has done a number of operas in different productions as a supporting role or as part of the chorus. He has done Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Filipo and Padre Salvi in Felipe de Leon’s Noli metangere staged in Dulaang UP and Newport Theatre, Resorts World Manila, and Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme. Among other operas would be Bizet’s Carmen and Donizetti’s L’elisird’amore. He was also part of The Best of Opera and Opera Rocks which showcased opera excerpts.
He has done Filipino Musicals such as Vincent de Jesus’ Himala and Pamana under PETA.
He also joined choral works such as Orff’s CarminaBurana and Rossini’s Petite MesseSolennelle and is part of an all male singing group called The Groomsmen, managed by Blacktie Entertainment.
Aside from being a performer, Carlo is also a music and voice teacher in different institutions. He moderates the glee clubs in Beacon International School and ParefSouthridge School. He teaches voice in St. Scholastica’s College as part of the extension class.
The Sister Baptista Battig Music Foundation (SBBSF) funds the Scholarship Grant. The grant applies to (1) youth with exceptional musical talent and (2) deserving musically talented youth from the provinces and the underprivileged sector who cannot afford a music education in St. Scholastica’s College. It may cover school fees partially or in full depending on the need of the student.
(1) The applicant must have exceptional musical talent.
(2) The applicant must have exceptional musical talent and comes from the underprivileged sector.
- a. Interview by the Scholarship Committee
b. Recommendation letter from a Board member of SBBMF
- c. A document (social worker’s home visit report/Barangay Captain certification/ITR-Income Tax Return)
is needed to show applicant is deserving of the grant.
- 1. The scholar must take the regular load of subjects according to the approved curriculum prescribed for the semester/summer enrolled in.
2. S/He must maintain a CQPA of 2.7.
3. A failing grade in any subject disqualifies the scholar from the scholarship.
4. Any incomplete grade suspends the scholarship until the student makes the necessary completion.
- SSC School of Music shall be responsible for the full implementation of the scholarship grant.
The SSC School of Music shall:
• Appoint a Scholarship Committee to oversee the qualification and requirements for new scholars in coordination with the SSC Admissions Office
• See to it that the maintenance requirements of the Scholarship Grant are followed
• Submit a semestral report of the scholars to SBBMF stating their academic status
• Submit Billing Statement to SBBMF
- The Foundation regularly funds a Music Training Program for public school teachers during the summer months. These training seminar-workshops are helpful to the teachers in teaching in their respective formal classes. The first training program was a workshop in elementary music methods held in the summer of 2014 with 40 teacher-trainees from public schools in Manila and Pasay.
- The SSC School of Music, in collaboration with SBBMF, held a workshop for winds in the summer of 2015. This included training in musicianship as well as lessons for solo and group performances.
- The participating teachers in the Seminar-workshop are encouraged to hold music activities after-school or weekends or during summer in their respective communities.
- Activities are tailor-fit to the needs of the community and the available resources. Among the programs are youth rondalla, bands, voice and choir.
- Each program ends in a culminating activity that showcases the talents of the participants. Joining competitions is encouraged.
- These music activities in the communities aim to channel the energy of participating children and youth and keep them away from drugs and petty crimes, to foster in them an appreciation for music as well as open to them doors of opportunities for a better life.
- Research shows that music …
- Enhances a young person’s self-esteem
- Helps develop critical thinking and self-discipline
- Improves student’s cognitive development
- Increases school attendance and decrease school drop-out
- Enhances basic math and reading skills
- Community outreach program partners and counterparts
- Certificate of Completion
- Transportation allowance for participants
- Allowance/Honorarium for trainor
- Musical instruments
- • The foundation helps in setting up the community music outreach by forging partnerships with the local government unit, non-government organizations, church-based organizations, private entities and/or individual sponsors.
- In collaboration with SSC School of Music, the Foundation helps provide:
- The Partner provides: