Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan
Theresa has been the conductor of the Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir since its inception in 1999. She currently teaches Conducting and Large Ensemble Class at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Conservatory of Music where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree of Bachelor of Music in Music Education, major in voice and a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting under the tutelage of Prof. Gloria Coronel, Prof. Ricardo Mazo, Jr., and Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo Mangussad. She is also a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila University Junior High School Music Department and the Graduate School of Centro Escolar University.
Tikya, as she is fondly called, has been the chair of the National Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and has adjudicated other national and international choral and vocal competitions. In 2015, she was one of the adjudicators of the 8 th Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival and Competition in Singapore, in 2016 at the 68 th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and the 2 nd Saint Angela Children and Youth Festival in Indonesia.
As a sought-after clinician for children’s choir, she has been giving seminars and workshops in Music Education, Choral Conducting and masterclasses to children’s choirs around the Philippines, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and the United States of America. She is a member of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), Kodaly Society of the Philippines (KSP), Philippine Society for Music Education (PSME) and currently the Vice President for Programs of the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA).