The Center for Voice was conceptualized many years ago by a very talented singer who hails from Cagayan de Oro -- Roy Edward Sinco - who saw the potentials of Cagayanons in all areas of music.
He, being a singer, dreamt of developing young individuals to becoming singing ambassadors, which he used to be one - singing in key cities of America; spreading messages of hope, peace and Christian love through songs. He also dreamt of making voice as an effective instrument to wash away the dusts of everyday life from the souls of adults.
After years of singing professionally here and in the international scenes, Roy finally decided to make his dreams a reality.
Roy, a product of Ryan Cayabyab, Center for Pop and the Conservatory School of Music (PWU), and Ferdinand Velez Batar, his long-time friend and a fresh graduate of MBA from Xavier University who wishes to practice his business acumen in his hometown, forged a formidable team.
The two envisioned a Center for Excellence in Voice Culture in Mindanao where locals can have their talents honed.
With the Center for Voice, talented Cagayanons need not go to Manila to train in schools with quality programs as Cagayan de Oro is proud to have this Center which offers programs at par, if not better, since the team has created an approach that is both scientific and technical - a fusion of Roy's formal trainings, professional experiences and Advanced Materials in vocal mastery.
With these programs, interested individuals not only in Cagayan de Oro but also elsewhere in Mindanao can have the chance to get quality training and become powerhouse singers.
Because of the Center's unique and first-of-a-kind programs, other well-known local artists wanted to be a part of it. Roy Cosing (Keyboardist) and Bebs Vasquez (Classical Guitarist) agreed to hold classes in Piano and Guitar in this very cozy and state-of-the-art Music Center.
Alas! Cagayan de Oro has another new and first of its kind. Something that Cagayanons can be proud of.
The Center for Voice will have its grand opening today, November 10, 5:00 p.m. at the 2nd floor of Gabor-Velez Bldg. in Kauswagan, this city, near Kong Hua School.
Contact Number: 0915-2574297
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on November 10, 2010.