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©2018–2019 by Charisse Baldoria

Teaching

Currently Associate Professor of Piano at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Baldoria also taught at the University of the Philippines during her Fulbright home residence requirement. In addition to piano lessons, she has taught piano literature, piano seminar, class piano, music appreciation, Latin American music, and harpsichord (whose program she established at the University of the Philippines). She also founded Bloomsburg's Piano Day, an annual event where interested piano students get to perform at Mitrani Hall and receive masterclasses from Dr. Baldoria and top pedagogues. 

Her piano students have performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall selected from Honors Recital auditions, and gone into graduate programs in piano performance. She has regularly coached advanced piano students in the Philippines, some of whom have gone into music programs in the United States and won scholarships.

Dr. Baldoria has given masterclasses in various venues, such as Boston University, Cal Poly Pomona, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Indiana Wesleyan University, Millikin University, Santa Isabel College, St. Paul University (Manila), University of the Philippines, and Whitman College.

Composing

 

While still in her teens, Charisse started working as a composer, arranger, and musical producer for documentaries and advertising campaigns. Later, while a student at the University of Michigan, Charisse took lessons with Erik Santos and Susan Botti, 4 semesters of Electronic Music with Evan Chambers and Erik Santos, and 2 semesters of Performing Arts and Technology courses. Her piece, "Throb," was performed at the Electronic Music Microfestival in Ann Arbor. 

Her latest project are her art songs Alchemy (poetry by Denise Levertov) for baritone and piano, and The Kiss (poetry by Sara Teasdale) for soprano and piano, which will receive their world premiere on November 10, 2018 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

SELECTED COMMISSIONS (1991-2001, 2006-2008):

“Bagong Pag-asa,” commissioned by the Landbank of the Philippines – music and arrangement of “Bagong Pag-asa” (New Hope) for a Landbank of the Philippines advertising campaign, with 60- and 30-second versions aired on Philippine national television and radio.

 

“The Power of the Future Today,” commissioned by the Philippine Department of Energy – music, lyrics, and arrangements of a new corporate song for the Philippine Department of Energy promoting the use of biofuels.

 

“Energizing Your Tomorrow,” commissioned by the Philippine National Oil Company Alternative Fuels Corporation – music, lyrics, and arrangements of a new corporate song for the Philippine Department of Energy, promoting the use of alternative fuels.

 

“Padyak Pinoy!” commissioned by Padyak, Pinoy cycling tour of the Philippines (now Le Tour de Filipinas) – music, lyrics, and arrangement of the theme song of the cycling tour.

 

“Magtipid at Sasagana,” commissioned by the Philippine Department of Energy – music and arrangement of “Magtipid at Sasagana” a Department of Energy media campaign, with 60- and 30-second versions aired on Philippine national television and radio.

 

“Barkada Kontra Droga,” commissioned by the Philippine Anti-Drug Campaign – music, lyrics, and arrangements of “Barkada Kontra Droga” (Friends Against Drugs), theme song of the Philippine government’s Anti-Drug Campaign, with a full song and 60- and 30-second versions aired on Philippine national television and radio and played in public schools and venues around the country. 

 

“Ganda ng Buhay,” commissioned by the Philippine Commission on Population – music, lyrics, and arrangements of “Ganda ng Buhay” (Beauty of Life) for the Philippine Commission on Population, promoting the use of natural family planning, with 60- and 30-second edit downs aired on Philippine national television and radio.

 

Movie Soundtrack – composed and arranged songs used in the TV movie Anak ng Bayan (Son of the Nation), a movie about the life of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio. 

 

“Proud to be Part of You,” commissioned by Philippine Airlines – music, lyrics, and arrangements for its “Proud to be Part of You” Campaign in celebration of the airline’s 50th year, with a full song and 60- and 30-second versions aired on Philippine national television and radio. 

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company – musical arrangement for a Christmas commercial with 60- and 30-second versions aired on Philippine national television and radio. 

Ajinomoto – musical arrangement for a Christmas commercial with 60- and 30-second versions aired on Philippine national television and radio. 

 

Musical score for documentaries – wrote the music for numerous government documentaries and ad campaigns using MIDI-based synthesizers and sequencers