Music professor becomes 1st Filipino to join prestigious AES Standards Committee

Gerard Paul Elviña, a music professor from a school in Makati offering Music Production and Sound Design, became the first Filipino to be part of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Standards Committee --- a prestigious organization responsible for conducting the AES Standards Program.

Gerard Paul Jalandoni Elviña / Facebook

“I feel honored and privileged as this was dominantly composed of Americans and Europeans. I'm actually the second Asian to be part of them,” Elviña said.

The AESSC develops and publishes several technical standards, information documents, and technical reports within the field of professional audio technology.

An audio expert, Elviña is a resident faculty at iACADEMY School of Design and the Arts where he teaches under the program Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Production and Sound Design.

Launched in April 2021, this cutting-edge program was designed to nurture the students’ creative talents and familiarize them with the latest digital technology needed to become successful professionals in their preferred area of specialization.

Elviña said that the school is at par with the other Audio Schools around the world being an Avid Learning Partner (ALP) for ProTools - (the first ALP Academe in the Philippines) and it also has a partnership with Dolby Atmos - which is the future of Audio and Music.

“Our faculty is composed of seasoned and distinguished practitioners with a combined knowledge and wisdom of over 50 years in the industry,” Elviña said.

Aside from this, Elviña said that iACADEMY's program offerings are “really unique and truly game-changing and that would really place the Philippines in the world's technological and education radar.”

In 2020, Elviña was also chosen by the National Commission for Culture & the Arts (NCCA) to be its Validator for the National Capital Region (NCR).

This project in partnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will establish the qualification standards intended for the Creative Sector, focusing on Film and Video Post-production.

Elviña also played a crucial role in examining and strengthening the training regulations that will prepare an individual to become a practitioner in the field of film and post-production.

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Meanwhile, iACADEMY Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President Vanessa Tanco shared that the school ensures to have the best mentors and most sought after professionals in the country.

“Our faculty are not just learned individuals but they are also experts in their fields - updated with the latest trends and developments and constantly learning from prestigious institutions and organizations so that our students get the best quality education that can be provided for them,” she added.

The iACADEMY offers Audio Production for Senior High School (SHS) and BA Music Production and Sound Design for college. Admissions are still open for SY 2022-2023.