Founded in 2012, Ang Misyon, Incorporated (AMI) is a non-profit corporation founded by First Philippine Holdings Chairman Federico R. Lopez, and internationally renowned Filipino Concert Pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz. AMI was established to help eradicate poverty in the Philippines through social change, simultaneously enhancing the country’s identity by creating career paths in Classical Music orchestral performance and redeveloping its Arts & Culture scene.
Ang Misyon offers children from deprived communities the opportunity to achieve their full musical potential through the classical music discipline, with the ultimate goal of creating a positive impact on their respective communities. Ang Misyon students are provided with free music education, performance opportunities, transportation allowances, instruments, meals, uniforms, and daily counseling in values formation.
Ang Misyon provides music instruction to approximately 600 underprivileged youths in 13 satellite programs providing free music education, in the outskirts of and within Metro Manila as well as in the following provinces: Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City, Malabon, Cainta, Angono, Antipolo, Morong, Taytay, Bulacan, Cardona, Cavite, Batangas and Aurora and Cebu.
After an initial scouting trip to visit Ang Misyon programs across the Philippines, MusAid has decided to partner with Ang Misyon in organizing a new MusAid Fellowship Workshop. The workshop will be held between June 1-15, 2017 in Antipolo at the Eugenio Lopez Center and will directly benefit 60 Filipino youth between the ages of 12 and 18 from 13 different provinces in the Philippines. During the workshop MusAid Fellows will work with the students through providing individual lessons, coaching the orchestra and chamber groups and by playing alongside student's music rehearsals. Thirteen Ang Misyon Program Coordinators that run Ang Misyon satellite music programs across the Philippines will also undergo pedagogical training thereby indirectly benefiting the 600 youth enrolled in their respective programs.
MusAid will also bring to the workshop a Guest Faculty Member, Mr. Juan Felipe Molano, an American based conductor and master pedagogue who directs the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra. Mr. Molano will teach alongside the MusAid teaching Fellows and will also work directly with Ang Misyon satellite Program Coordinators to improve their teaching capacity and to strengthen the Ang Misyon music training curriculum.