Join the 2nd Elements National Songwriting Camp!

Be Inspired by the Fun, Learn about making original Pilipino music.

In November 2011, sixty music artists were chosen from nationwide auditions and were sponsored to learn the tools and tricks of the songwriting craft at the 1st Elements National Songwriting Camp for five days in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

They were mentored by an informal faculty composed of some of the country’s best composers, arrangers and record producers, led by veteran songwriter-producer Ryan Cayabyab, who teamed up with former record label executive Twinky Lagdameo and corporate boss Jun Sy to form 7101 Music Nation—the group that organizes the camp. Part of a five-year plan, the objective of 7101 Music Nation through the whole Elements National Songwriting Camp exercise is to produce new Original Pilipino Music.

This year, the mentors will pick 30 promising singers to join a new set of 30 budding songwriters for the camp on November 6-10 at Bahura Beach Resort in Dumaguete. The idea is to “marry” the singers and the songwriters so they can merge their skills to create music.

2011 will have new batch of mentors for the singers, which include Dulce, Jed Madela, Martin Nievera, Jett Pangan, Aiza Seguerra and Raimund Marasigan. They will teach their stuff side by side with the original batch of songwriting mentors, such as Jim Paredes, Louie Ocampo, Gary Granada and Gary Valenciano, among others.

Online applications to the 2011 Elements National Singing-Songwriting Camp will be accepted from July 1 to August 31.

Live auditions for Visayas-Mindanao applicants will be held September 12-15; for Luzon, September 21-22.

Log on to for further information. Please direct your inquires HERE ( or call through (632) 848.1021 loc 181 – 183 and fax, (632) 848.1743

7101 Music Nation is an organization dedicated to the development of programs and platforms that will serve to discover and enhance local artistry in music. Our aim is to highlight the Filipino Artist through various educational/entertainment activities and events that will be held annually in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

7101 Music Nation is headquartered at 18th Floor Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City Philippines.

Source: Concepcion, Poncholo. "Wanted-New Talents for Music Camp."
Philippine Daily Inquirer. Accessed 6/28/2011. Link Here.

2 thoughts on “Join the 2nd Elements National Songwriting Camp!”

  1. Lisa – Thanks, everyone!@Joey Parang mas exietcd pa ako sa yo ha. It’s a great thing! Ang lapit na! Thanks, Joey. You know, I thought I saw you in Greenhills the other day but we were passing and I wasn’t sure. Might’ve been a bit creepy if I turned back to get a good look kaya di bale na lang. Heh.@Leah You were! Ang sarap ng energy sa room mo. Chill lang, but really, really happy. We’re glad you guys like them. @Marco Wala ngang natataranta eh. It was so chill. Sige, I’ll tell Jeff you think he’s beautiful. Hahaha. May plano na? Yes, please!@Mac It was one of the happiest we’ve been to. Pads wasn’t crying in that picture. He and Marco were just having fun. Thanks, Mac. Hope to see you around. (P.S. Is it Centeno or Centeo?)@Dot You made the map, right? Real pretty.@Helene One of mine, too! The look of love, no? @Weng Salamat! Sobrang swerte kami kina Marco at Leah. Ang dali ng trabaho. Parang nanunuod lang kami ng sine. Feel-good romantic comedy.May 6, 2009 11:40 pm

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