David Cadlum Saraza, ALCM(TD), FLCM

David is a former Roman Catholic Seminarian from the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (CSS). He is a Fellow of the London College of Music of the University of West London UK and has received the highest diploma with the rights to use the letters "FLCM". He has also achieved his Associate Diploma in Music Teaching Musical Theatre "ALCM (TD)" through the London College of Music Examinations. David also studied Choral Conducting and Piano at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music Manila and was also a member of the Conservatory's Coro Tomasino and a Guest member of the World acclaimed Ateneo de Manila University College Glee Club. At present, he is a representative for London College of Music Examinations to the Philippines and Jakarta Indonesia.

                                                                                         

David works as a composer, conductor, music director, musical theatre director, performer and teacher to various organizations, schools and events. As a COMPOSER and ARRANGER, he made music that was used for the 2012 Christmas celebration of Ritz Carlton Hotel Doha Qatar; composed the musical score of Navel Animations' "Road to 7th Avenue," which was finalist in Singapore’s Asian animation Superpitch 2005 and composed the official theme songs for the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers) in the Philippines. He also composed and arranged a number of University and school hymns.

                                

As a CONDUCTOR, he led the keyboard orchestra of the International Academy for Intercultural Development Qatar to a concert at Qatar National Convention Center. He also led the God’s Awesome Power Chamber Choir, Koro Stigmatino, Westfield Science Oriented School Choir and The Stigmatine Seminary Choir to various concerts, TV appearances and recordings. As a PERFORMER, he appeared as singer, pianist and musical director for the United Nations Environment Program’s World Environment Day celebration 2011 at the Qatar National Theatre; singer and band director for Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2011 at Katara Cultural Village; and a baritone choir member of the Ateneo de Manila University College Glee Club for the World choir competitions, concerts and festivals in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. 

                                                          

As a MUSICAL THEATRE DIRECTOR, he directed and choreographed the successful musical theatre productions of "A Day of Broadway, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz" at various International Schools in Jakarta. He also successfully directed and organized two music competitions in Jakarta; the Big Ben Inter-School Singing Stars and most recently the Big Ben Inter-School Music Festival.

                                                                                             

And as a TEACHER, he prepared International students to pass with distinction awards the London College of Music Examinations. He also trained students who became finalists and champions in various local and international music competitions most recently the Asia Pacific Arts Festival held in Singapore and Vietnam where all of his 5 students from Indonesia received the gold trophy awards and one from the Philippines got the gold and best performer award.

                           

David was also featured in Entrepreneur Magazine of Summit Media Corporation as a young musician and entrepreneur in a two-page article entitled, "Strike the Right Notes"

                  

He is a former music teacher, Grade 7 homeroom adviser and the computer, arts, music and foreign language department (CAMP-FL) head of the MIT International School Philippines. He worked as a music teacher and music centre director for the Jakarta Multicultural School in Indonesia. He is also a former music teacher and musical director for events at the International Academy for Intercultural Development Qatar. He also worked as a music teacher and choir conductor of the Westfield Science Oriented Schools and Colleges, St. John Bosco School, St. John the Baptist Parochial School and St. Gaspar Bertoni College Seminary.

                  

Currently, David works as the Programme Director of the Big Ben International Academy for Music, English and Performing Arts Indonesia and the Saraza Music Center “International Center for Music, Academics and Arts” Philippines.

 

Programme Director & Music Educator

Fellow of the London College of Music, University of West London

Representative to the Philippines and Jakarta Indonesia

London College of Music Examinations