NAMCYA announces competition categories on its 45th year

2018 marks a milestone for the most prestigious musical competitions for young Filipino musicians.

Founded in 1973, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) celebrates 45 years of discovering and developing outstanding young Filipino musical artists. Through the many decades of the competition, it has produced numerous choral groups, rondalla ensembles, and solo instrument artists who are laureates and active performers in the local and international music scene.

The NAMCYA continues to propagate Filipino music through its commissioned works which become part of the Philippine music literature. Likewise, it is instrumental in preserving and nurturing Philippine traditions through the Rondalla and Traditional Music Categories.

NAMCYA Secretary-General Renato B. Lucas is pleased to announce the categories for this year’s competitions:

Solo Instruments:
– Junior Voice
– Junior Piano
– Junior Strings
– Guitar
– Youth Solo Rondalla Instrument

Group Categories:
– Children ‘s Rondalla Ensemble
– Youth Choir – Equal Voices
– Youth Choir – Mixed Voices

2018 Competition Guidelines

2018 Competition Guidelines

Memorandum for the 2018 NAMCYA as released by the Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education. Download them here: