Jerry A. Dadap
Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music (composition) at the University of the Philippines Conservatory of Music in 1964, and his Post-graduate Diploma in Composition at the Mannes College of Music, New York in 1971. In 1968 Dadap went to the US on a study-observation grant from the Music Promotion Foundation of the Philippines. He held a full scholarship grant from the United Presbyterian Church of USA from 1969 to 1971. Dadap is the first Filipino composer to conduct his works at the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York in 1971. Upon his return to the Philippines in 1971, he taught composition, ear training, and orchestration at the Sta. Isabel College of Music in Manila. Among his works are The Passionate and the Wild (1960), Mangamuyo I (1976) and Mangamuyo II (1977), The Redemption (1974), Five Little Fingers (1975), Tubig ng Buhay (1986) and Dakilang Pagpapatawad (1986).