Music

Music Director

Herna Cruz-Louie

Collegiate Advisors & Music Instructors

  • Zarina Raha
  • Cyril Millendez
  • Ervin Lopez
  • Eric Dong
  • Katrina Hermoso
  • Matthew Espina Harris

Musicians

  • Avery Balasbas
  • Mayo Buenafe-Ze
  • Jaime Barrairo Cuba
  • Eric Dong
  • Abraham Estrada
  • Junn Geronimo
  • Matthew Espina Harris
  • Katrina Hermoso
  • Mickey Hermoso
  • Major Julian
  • Ervin Lopez
  • Basilio Mendoza Juachon
  • Cyril Millendez
  • Randy Miranda
  • Nick Obando
  • Zarina Raha
  • Almar Reyes

Our Story

The ACPA Rondalla was established in 2009 as one of the organizations’ ongoing programs, led by executive director and music director, Herna Cruz-Louie. The ensemble started as music accompaniment for the SEED Youth Program, and went on to perform in collaboration with local community organizations and dance troupes.

The ACPA Rondalla expanded its reach by providing Rondalla music workshops at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in 2011. Soon after, they began mentoring collegiate Filipinx-interest organizations at USF and UC Davis for their annual Pilipino Culture Nights, and have continued to develop aspiring musicians in the art of Philippine folk music and dance. Today, ACPA Rondalla provides Rondalla workshop intensives and cultural mentorship to organizations at SF State, SJSU, and Little Manila Rising in Stockton.

In the last few years, the ACPA Rondalla has performed and presented philippine Rondalla music at the AT&T Giants Ballpark, Oakland Raiders Coliseum, Golden State Warriors Oracle Arena, University of San Francisco, PISTAHAN Parade & Festival of San Francisco, MA’ARTES Festival of San Francisco, Parol Lantern Festival & Parade of San Francisco, Herbst Theater, San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, Asian Art Museum, and many more community events!

If you are interested in learning an instrument of the Philippine Rondalla, or would like to request the ACPA Rondalla and Percussion Ensemble for a community or private event, please contact Herna Cruz-Louie at herna@philippinearts.org or (415) 632-9400

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