Faculty

Hyun Joo Julia Lee

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Founder & Director of Clarion School of Performing Arts since 2008

  • B.M. in Oberlin Conservatory of Music, U.S.A 1997
  • M.M. University of Southern California, U.S.A.1998
  • M.M. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines. 2001
  • Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director of Clarion Chamber Ensemble since 2002
  • Former faculty member of Seokyung University & Baek Seok Conservatory of Music, Seoul 2003
  • Summer Music Festivals at the 9th International Piano Music Festival of Vila-Seca, Spain, 2000
  • International Piano Festival,  Universidad de La Laguna - Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Tenerife, Spain, 2000
  • Camp Musical Des Laurentides, Quebec, Canada, 2000
  • International Music Festival Summer School, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia, 1996
  • Courses in Italian Language and Musical Culture,  Centuro Studi Italiani Urbania, Italy, 1994
  • Recitals all over the world including Seoul, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, New Orleans, Queensland Australia, Quebec Canada, Barcelona, Tenerife, Moscow, Italy, Los Angeles, New York.


Jhomerita Chua-So

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Voice Instructor

  • University Of Santo Tomas Conservatory Of Music
  •  Bachelor of Music in Music Education (M.E) 
  • - Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (B.M.)
  • Former member of UST Coro Tomasino (2005-2012)
  • ● Musical stage plays and Operas:
  • o Dr. Rose Puertollano’s Sarsuela: “Bukas May Liwanag” in 2005.
  • o An operetta “Eugene Onegin” by Peter Tchaikovsky, a production of UST Conservatory
  • of Music directed by Mr. Floy Quintos in cooperation with CCP, October 2006.
  • o La Boheme, full length opera by Giacomo Puccini, Philippine Opera Company, CCP,
  • October 2008 (stage singer).
  • o The Operetta: “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Straus, a production of UST Conservatory of
  • Music directed by Mr. Floy Quintos which was held at the Cultural Center of the
  • Philippines in 2008 (stage singer).
  • Carmen Quintet (Carmen)
  • ● Rigolletto Quartet (Madallena) - November 2011 at the Philam Life Auditorium.



Jose Benjamin Caaway

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Violin Instructor



David Jerome Johnson

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Flute Instructor

  • Founder, Artistic Director of Clarion Chamber Ensemble
  • Received his musical training at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University.
  • Attended the classes of the renowned flutist, Marcel Moyse in Vermont.
  • Made his New York debut in 1988 with the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.  
  • Primary flutist with Ensemble de Monde, a contemporary chamber group comprised of international musicians.
  • His own quartet, the Capitol Chamber Ensemble of Washington D.C. performs locally as well as on annual tours to Italy and France for festivals and private audiences

Richard Anthony de Leon

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Guitar Instructor

  • B.M. major in  Guitar, Saint Paul University, Manila
  • Currently taking a Suzuki Guitar Method under Mr. Phil Valdez.
  • Played as a bassist for Neris Gonzalez, a Jazz Guitarist from Argentina during the 2011 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition.
  • Bass Guitar Player in LowCal Jazz Quartet
  • Attended various workshops including a Master Class with Steve Lin, a classical guitarist

Myra Yvonne Duldulao Bartolome

Piano Instructor

 Piano Instructor 

Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance/Music Education - (2017-present) St. Paul University Manila

· Master of Music Major in Piano Pedagogy - (2013) Philippine Women’s University

· Master of Music Major in Piano Performance - (2011) Philippine Women’s University

· Bachelor of Music Major in Piano Performance - (2002) Philippine Women’s University

· Bachelor of Music Major in Education Major in Piano - (2004) Philippine Women’s University

· Kodaly Methodology and Choral Techniques in the Philippines Level 2 (2017)

· Suzuki Piano Teacher Book 1 (2017)

Tenor Armin Comon MM Recital, PWU School of Music Recital hall – February 25, 2015

· Symposium “The Sacred and the Secular in Music”, Fu Jen Catholic University

Music Department, Taipei – June 2, 2016

● The Music Studio Chamber Orchestra presents the Gift of Hope A Christmas Concert- Nov.19. 2017