The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) Foundation, Inc. through its Secretary-General, Mr. Renato B. Lucas, announces the launch of the 2016 NAMCYA Competitions.

Now on its 43rd year, NAMCYA continues to discover and nurture outstanding young Filipino musicians from all over the country.

With generous support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the Department of Education (DepEd), and the Commission for Higher Education (CHEd), 2016 NAMCYA will have eight Instrument Competitions, including two sub-categories for Youth Choir and a new competition for Youth Symphonic Band.

NAMCYA launches 2016 Music Competitions


Youth Choir: Mixed and Equal Voices
Rondalla Ensemble, Category A
Youth Symphonic Band
Traditional Music Ensemble, Category B


Guitar – Senior Category
Piano – Junior Category
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass) – Junior Category
Solo Rondalla Instrument (Banduria, Laud, Octavina) – Category