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Saunder C. - Voice, Music theory, Conducting, Ear training, Music composition, Music production, Piano Teacher
$50per hour

Music Lessons

Voice Lessons

proper breath technique; good healthy tone, regardless of style; proper diction and song interpretation; accessing different color palettes of the vocal spectrum.

Levels
Adv
Specialties
Pop
Ages
7 to 60

Music theory Lessons

western musical notation conventions; tonal harmony; counterpoint; voice leading; (for advanced students) 20th and 21st century music theory, including 20th century compositional conventions and set theory. (for jazz and pop students) Chord analysis and reading, chord scales, base grooves for commercial music, etc.

Levels
Adv
Specialties
Pop
Ages
7 to 40

Conducting Lessons

fluidity in different beat patterns; proper baton technique; different kinds of preparatory beats; conducting through different dynamics; score study and proper cueing; how to look conductorial and focus the power in the hands.

Levels
Adv
Ages
12 to 40

Ear training Lessons

note-reading; sight-singing; scales and modes; rhythm groups, including reading polyrhythms and arhythmic passages; solfege; movable or fixed do systems; transcriptions; atonal sight-reading (Modus Novus)

Levels
Adv
Specialties
Pop
Ages
9 to 40

Music composition Lessons

scales and modes; forms and score analysis; instrumentation and orchestration; proper scoring formats; part preparation; private composition lessons.

Levels
Adv
Specialties
Choral
Classical
Contemporary Classical
Ages
10 to 30

Music production Lessons

Recording through DAWs; Basic mixing; file management; MIDI sequencing.

Levels
Int
Specialties
Classical
Jazz
Pop
Ages
10 to 40

Piano Lessons

piano pedagogy; playing in different styles; proper fingering and phrasing.

Levels
Int
Specialties
Classical
Jazz
Pop
Ages
5 to 40

Overview

Saunder is a Los Angeles based Filipino composer whose works have been performed, recorded, and read by the USC Thornton Symphony, Effigy Ensemble, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Salt Lake Choral Artists, USC Chamber Singers, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium Chorus, and various other choral ensembles. More recently, he was the commissioned composer for the 2015 Andrea Veneracion International Choral Festival.
He was a 2012 and 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award finalist, and received the 2013 Leroy Southers Composition Award from the Berklee College of Music. He was one of the composers for the 1st Young Composers Initiative by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and was awarded the 1st prize in the 2014 American Prize for Choral Composition (student division). He sang tenor, and was one of the resident composers of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. He is currently tenor section leader at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church. He also sings with the LA Choral Lab.
He holds a BA major in Communication Arts degree from the De La Salle University-Manila, and a BM in Composition from the Berklee College of Music.
He recently graduated with a Master of Music in Composition from the USC Thornton School of Music, where he also received the Hans J. Salter Endowed Music Award. His composition teachers include Ted Hearne, Donald Crockett, and Andrew List. Select works are published with Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Earthsongs, and distributed by MusicSpoke.

Education

MM Composition

Aug 2014 - May 2016USC Thornton School of Music

BM Composition

Jan 2012 - May 2014Berklee College of Music

BA Communication Arts

May 2006 - Apr 2010De La Salle University- Manila

Awards

2014 American Prize in Choral Composition

The American Prize

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • TagalogFluent/Native Proficiency
  • MandarinProfessional Proficiency
  • HokkienProfessional Proficiency
  • FrenchLimited Proficiency
  • SpanishLimited Proficiency
  • ItalianLimited Proficiency
  • GermanLimited Proficiency

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