MAKABAYAN ARTIST EMSEMBLE SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Mindanao supports preservation and propagation of the rich Filipino cultural heritage through performing arts. Awards and other related activities. UM shall therefore establish and maintain a UM Makabayan Artists Ensemble, that focuses on the fields of theater dance and music, and invite talented young men and women as members who shall be awarded with scholarships.
Purpose and Objectives
- To develop and train performing artist with extensive awareness and understanding of the Filipino as well as world arts and culture .
- To exert a positive influence on performing arts repertoire standards in the region
- To provide an alternative venue to cultivate better relations with the local national and international communities and contribute to the world of culture and arts through the efficient and comprehensive implementation of international cultural exchange activities
- To conduct continuing researches in the promotion, preservation, and propagation of the Filipino as well as world arts and culture.
- To actualize the commitment of the University of Mindanao in democratizing access to quality education.
Scope and Coverage
- The UM Makabayan artist Ensemble (UMMAE) shall primarily consist of young men and women who have passed the criteria for membership and screening and who have favorably maintained theor scholarshiop in good standing throughout their stay with the UMMAE and in the university.
- The UMMAE shall serve the main campuses during official functions. However, upon request and after due approval by the University, the UMMAE may perform for other branches and outside of the university.
- The UMMAE shall consist of twenty(20) artist and five (5) rondalla players other instrumentalists.
Qualification for Membership
To qualify as a member of the UMMAE, he/she must:
- Be a bonafide student of UM;
- posssess basic knowledge in theather, dance or be able to play the bandoria and other musical and / or ethnic instruments;
- at least 5'5" tall for feamale artist and 5'7" tall for male and with pleasing personality;
- have an average grade of 3.0
- be able to pass the mental, medical and performing arts competencies check-up; and
- not have been charged with violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
- The Ensemble chief shall recommend to the UM Scholarship committee, the qualified scholars for approval. Scholarship grant may be enjoyed for a maximum period of four(4) years.
After acceptance as a member, the scholar should comply with the following conditions to retain membership.
- Attend rehearsals and engagements faithful;
- Demonstrate proficiency in theater, dance and music;
- not enroll subjects during rehearsals schedules ;
- not be tardy during rehearsals and presentation;
- Secure and maintain paraphernalia and other properties in good condition;
- Manifest proper attitude and decorum in and out of the university;
- Earn an average grade of 3.0 with no failing grade;
- Promote awareness and understanding of the Filipino culture; and
- Assist in the performing Arts program of the University.
Classification of Membership
- Full Scholar - one who enjoys free 100% of tuition privilege. To qualify, one must undergo training for at least one (1) semester, and has to get a rating of 'GOOD' or 'SATISFACTORY' during the audition;
- Half Scholar - one who enjoys 50% of tuition fee privilege. To qualify, one must undergo training for at least one (1) semester, and has to get a rating of 'GOOD' or 'SATISFACTORY' during the audition. This may be promoted to 'FULL SCHOLAR' if one demonstrates a very good performance in rehearsals and engagements in the previous semester. In the same vein, it shall also be understood that a full scholar may be 'DEMOTED' to a 'HALF SCHOLAR' for fair or unsatisfactory performance or violation of the UMMAE's Code of Discipline as provided herein.
- A new eligible member, who is recommended to avail either full or half scholarship, can only enjoy such privilege if there is an existing vacancy for the purpose. A member who has already enjoyed this privilege, but stopped schooling, may choose to re avail the scholarship. However, he/she shall be considered as a new member and must therefore observe the preceding provisions.
The ensemble members shall elect from among themselves the following set of officers who shall hold office for a term of one (1) year and who may be re-elected for another term:
- Internal Vice President
- External Vice President
- Business Manager
- Property Custodian
Rehearsals and Engagements
- The practices of the ensemble are held regularly to be designated by the Ensemble Chief. Additional Meetings may be scheduled for new members.
- All members must be available for practices and for official engagements provided however, due notice has been disseminated by the Ensemble Chief.
- The UMMAE may be engaged for outside functions as well as enter into competition upon approval of the UM Administration. Fees and cash prizes shall be remitted to the UM Cashier. The members shall be given a talent fee approved by the president. All Excess funds shall be held in trust by the University for Fortune Activities.
- The Choir Chief is required to submit a financial report every end of the semester to the VP fro institutional Affairs.
- All members are not allowed to accept any activity or engagement that may affect their schooling and interest of the Choir. If by any reason there has been any conflict on approved outside engagement and with UM official function, it shall always understood that UM official function shall be given top priority.
Code of Discipline
The members of the UM Choir shall be governed by the following Code of conduct. Any violation of which may be a ground for termination or demotion of the scholarship grant. Due process shall however be observed. The Scholarship Committee shall hear and decide on such cases.
- Habitual absences of at least three (3) absences from meetings, practices and engagements;
- Habitual tardiness of at least six (6) occasions of tardiness in meetings, practices and enagagements;
- Misconduct during practices or engagements;
- Not wearing the prescribed uniform during engagements;
- Smoking during sessions;
- Reporting under the influence of liquor during practices or engagements;
- Discourtesy to Choir Chief, Assistant Conductor and Officers;
- Fighting with fellow members;
- Using prohibited drugs; and
- Destroying UM owned equipment.