For 43 years, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) has been developing young musical artists while nurturing and preserving Philippine musical traditions through its annual competitions.


The National Music Week on the last week of November coincides with the NAMCYA Finals Week on November 22-27, 2016, 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 on Higher Education (CHED).


This year’s categories include Junior Piano, Junior Strings, Senior Guitar, and Solo Rondalla Instrument for the Solo Categories. The Group Categories include Youth Choir (Mixed and Equal Voices), Youth Symphonic Band, Rondalla Ensemble, and Traditional Music Ensemble.



NAMCYA National Final Competition schedules are as follows:






NOVEMBER 22-27, 2016


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

10:00 AM                    Opening Ceremonies                                                  CCP Little Theater

5:00 PM                       Junior Piano National Finals Competition                  CCP Main Theater


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

5:00 PM                       Junior Strings National Finals Competition                CCP Main Theater

5:00 PM                       Senior Guitar National Finals Competition                 CCP Little Theater


Thursday, November 24, 2016

1:00 PM                       Solo Rondalla B National Finals Competition             CCP Little Theater

5:00 PM                       Rondalla Ensemble A National Finals Competition    CCP Main Theater

1:00 PM                       Traditional Music Ensemble Outreach Concert         UP College of Music


Friday, November 25, 2016

10:00 AM                    Traditional Music Ensemble Exhibition Concert        CCP Little Theater

5:00 PM                       Youth Choir National Finals Competition                   CCP Main Theater

(Equal and Mixed Voices)

6:00 PM                       Outreach Concert: Weeknights @ 6                           Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium

Traditional Music Ensemble and Children’s Rondalla



Saturday, November 26, 2016

10:00 AM                    Youth Symphonic Band National Finals Competition CCP Main Theater

5:00 PM                       Concert of Winners (Solo Categories)                                    CCP Little Theater


Sunday, November 27, 2016

5:00 PM                       Concert of Winners (Group Categories)                     CCP Main Theater



All events are Free and Open to the public. For the CCP Venues, control tickets shall be distributed one hour before each event.


For further inquiries, contact the NAMCYA Secretariat at 836-4928 or email namcya(at)gmail(dot)com.