Mark Anthony Carpio

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Mark Anthony Carpio
Background information
Birth name Mark Anthony A. Carpio
Origin Flag of the Philippines Quezon City, Philippines
Genre(s) choral music, classical music, folk music, pop music
Occupation(s) conductor, composer, arranger, singer, pianist
Instrument(s) voice, piano
Years active 2001-present
Associated
acts
Philippine Madrigal Singers (also known as "the Madz")
Website (official Madz site)
(official faculty profile)

Mark Anthony Carpio is a choral conductor who is the present choirmaster of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. He is also a university professor at the University of the Philippines College of Music in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Biography

He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1992 with a degree of Bachelor in Music (Major in Piano), cum laude, under two full scholarships. Soon after his graduation, he joined the faculty of the UP College of Music.

That same year (1992), he was invited to be a part of the Madrigals (also known as the Madz), where he sang as a countertenor. He was also a part of the Madz when it bagged the grand prize at the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in 1997. That same year, he was invited to be a part of the World Youth Choir, which held its rehearsals and performances for the year in Japan.

In 2001, Andrea Veneracion personally selected him to be her successor as the choirmaster of the Madz. Under his leadership, the Madz embarked on a series of concert tours. He led the Madz to their victory at the 2004 Certamenes Internacional Habaneras y Polifonia in Torrevieja, Spain, and at the 2006 Florilege Vocal de Tours in Tours, France (making them eligible for the 2007 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing).

He is currently a lecturer at the Conducting Choral Ensemble Department at the UP College of Music.

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