ACPA Rondalla was established in 2009 as one of the organizations’ ongoing programs, led by 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.
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 also provides Rondalla workshop intensives and cultural mentorship to organizations at SF State, SJSU, and Little Manila Rising in Stockton.
Collegiate Advisors & Music Instructors
Matthew Espina Harris
Past & Present Musicians
Jaime Barrairo Cuba
Basilio Mendoza Juachon