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University of Mindanao Chorale
The University of Mindanao Chorale is the official choir of the University of Mindanao founded by Dr. Edgar B. Eleguen and currently conducted by Mr. Peter Ian C. Buaya in Davao City, Philippines. In 2009 and 2015, the Chorale won in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA). They also won as champion in the 3rd and 4th GenSan Summer Youth Fest Choral Competition, 9th Orientale Concentus International Choral Festivalin Singapore, Musikahan sa Tagum 2017 and 13th Busan Choral Festival and Competition. The group also performs on several government functions and other valuable projects.
Peter Ian Buaya
The 33-year-old Peter traces his musical influences back to his father, a musician in a band. In high school, he was part of a church-based caroling group. It was his scholarship to UM, however, that truly honed his talents. He credits his mentor, Dr. Edgar Eleguen, for pushing him to higher levels, and eventually passing on the directorship of the UM Choir to him. The UM Choir has been under the tutelage of Peter for Ten years now.
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