THIS YEAR, THE VALENTINE SONG WRITING COMPETITION (VSC) IS CELEBRATING ITS 27TH YEAR OF BRINGING LOVE SONGS THAT SHOWCASE THE SONG-WRITING AND INTERPRETATION PROWESS OF SILLIMANIANS.
For an event that music teacher Elman Caguindangan started in the tiny Music Sala of the College of Performing and Visual Arts (COPVA) in the old Guy Hall, nobody expected that VSC would draw this kind of popularity and participation. The event this year will be held at the Luce Auditorium on Valentine’s Day. It’s still January but there is no better time to start spreading the VSC vibes in the campus than now, as the official 10 finalists of the long-running music competition were already named last December. They are:
Words and Music by Eric Jennis T. Duhaylungsod
“BE WITH YOU”
Words and Music by Tzed Argie O. Generoso
Words and Music by Derick Ho
“EVERYTHING I EVER NEED”
Words and Music by Kyle Shem G. Montealto
Words and Music by Enzo Pastrano
“ON SECOND CHANCES”
Words and Music by Emerald Holly B. Tago
Words and Music by Renemar M. Sedilles
Words and Music by Lorie Jayne C. Soriano
“WHAT MIGHT BE”
Words and Music by Clan Porgalinas and Ram Facturan
Words and Music by Samuel Akinbode
Junior Music Education Sarah Faye Dulaca is the over-all organizer for this year’s VSC.
Although it is a big responsibility, Dulaca said her experience as vice chairperson last year helped her run things smoothly.
“I was already oriented on what to do next and what to prepare despite juggling responsibilities–being a part of the
campus choristers [and a student],” Dulaca said.
Together with Dulaca as organizers are members of the concert band, campus choristers, orkestra sin arco, and choirs from the performing majors.
“[So far,] we have had some difficulty sorting out rehearsal schedules but somehow we’re working with it, Dulaca
In love or not, the VSC is open to all who want to hear the original compositions of co-Sillimananians.
Apart from the photo booth that the committee plans to put up, what makes VSC 2018 exciting is the souvenir items
to be available on the venue.
“Another thing we are excited to bring this year for the first time is the VSC Souvenir Zine which will be sold in addition to the CD recording of the top ten finalists. The Zine will include the lyrics to all the songs, along with an art piece based on each song. The VSC Zine will be brought to you by the COPVA Fine Arts department,” Dulaca added.
“As the years went by, the competition along with its catchy and heart-capturing songs came to be well-known by the
entire university and the local arts and culture community.”
Tickets will be sold in the following weeks.