Now at Copland House
Philippine-born Nilo Alcala has been commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Korean Ministry of Culture, Asia-Europe Foundation, and National Music Competition for Young Artists. His works have been performed in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America by the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra, Philippine Madrigal Singers (UNESCO Artist for Peace), of which he was Composer-in-Residence, and many other ensembles. Among his many honors are the Polyphonos Young Composer Award from The Esoterics (Seattle, WA), Asian Composers League Young Composer Award (Israel), and Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honor) from the Office of the Philippine President. An Asian Cultural Council grantee, he is also a recipient of a Billy Joel Fellowship at Syracuse University, where he earned his Master's degree in Composition, and is a graduate of the University of the Philippines.