Singing at the Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 celebrations at the Kabira Country Club poolside, presented and hosted by the Ambassade de France Kampala (French Embassy Kampala).  November 24, 2018. (Kampala, Uganda)

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Presenting a Cabaret Jazz Show at the Ecole Francaise Grands Lacs to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary in Kampala, Uganda.

May 26, 2018, 7:00pm, Lugogo Bypass.

Musicians in the band:  Jackie Akello – Lead Vocals; Iryn Namubiru – Guest Vocals; Tamba Tangaza – Guest Vocals; Allan Mulumba – Clarinet and Alto Sax; Jonathan Beggs – Violin; Lilian Uwase – Trumpet; Nshaba Julious – Drums; Charles Busuulwa – Bass and Carmela Sinco – Keyboard, Music Arranger and Music Director.

    Rehearsal break group photo.

Post-rehearsal group photo.

    Post-show band photo backstage.






Musical Theater Repertoire Teacher and Vocal Performance Coach for the one-week intensive School Theater Festival run by the Sophie Muwanika Institute of Art for Change.  Monday – Friday, May 8 – 12, 2017 workshops in drama, script-writing, story-telling, poetry, musical theater and vocal production held at the Uganda National Museum with performances on Saturday – Sunday, May 13 – 14, 2017 at the National Theatre Auditorium.  Participants age 13-23 from Kampala and Western Uganda.  (Kampala, Uganda).




Composer and Orchestrator for Diwata ng Bayan, a full-length opera commissioned by the University of the Philippines College of Music (Jose S. Buenconsejo, PhD; Dean of Music).  Libretto by award-winning writer Ed Maranan.  World premiere performance on February 9, 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater (Manila, Philippines).  Overall direction by Dr. Ramon Montet, musical direction and orchestra conductor Prof. Rodney Ambat, production management by Juanito “Berns” Bernabe and lighting design by Joey Nombres.  A heroic love story taking place around the Spanish-American war in the Philippines (1890s), revolving around the issue of land-grabbing and the power struggle among classes.




Resource Person/Vocal Coach for her designed Workshop for Vocal Production and Interpretation for Live Stage Performance.  April 26 – May 1, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  Organized by the CCP Education Department headed by Melissa Mantaring.  Six days of intensive training culminating in a workshop recital by participants at the CCP Silangan Hall.  (Metro Manila, Philippines).

To view a video compilation of the workshop and segments of the participant’s culminating recital, click HERE.




Music Director, Pianist and Orchestrator for Much Ado About Nonie, the first installation of Triple Threats: Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater.  June 2013 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Little Theater.  Featuring Philippine film, tv and theater actor Nonie Buencamino with guest artists Mitch Valdez, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino and Delphine Buencamino.  Stage Direction by Kokoy Jimenez, Stage and Lighting design by Monino Duque.  A program of songs from the pop, jazz standards, rock n’ roll and musical theater repertoire.  For a TV review of the concert on Solar Daybreak, click HERE.



Joined Team Blight as documentary film Composer and Film Scorer (2014; Los Angeles, California; USA).  Blight Productions, founder Brian A. Bernhard.  For info on Blight Productions, click here.  For info on Team Blight, click here.




CD album release of Songs and Dances, featuring Characters for Bass Trombone and Piano by Carmela Sinco (2010; Tucson, Arizona; USA).  Album by Michael Becker, principal trombonist for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, with Marie Sierra, piano.  Characters for Bass Trombone and Piano commissioned by Michael Becker, world premiere performance in 2006 in Tucson, Arizona (USA).  Click here for sound clips.



Composer and Music Producer/Engineer for promotional video (Real Estate Company; Lausanne, Switzerland; video graphics by Netsquad USA; April 2010).  Watch and listen to the video HERE.



Composer and Music Producer/Engineer for Great Decisionsa television series on foreign policy and global issues. Produced by the Foreign Policy Association (New York, NY; USA). Seasons 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 with airings on PBS TV stations nationwide USA.



Composer and Music Producer/Engineer for the Carrboro Film Festival interstitial and introductory film (Carrboro, North Carolina; USA).  Written and directed by Ajit Anthony Prem.  Screening November 22nd, 2009.  To watch the film, click HERE.



Composer and Music Producer/Engineer for  The Love Story, a short comedy film by Brian A. Berhnhard.  (Blight Productions; July 2009; New York, NY; USA).  World premiere screening at the Anthology Film Archives (April 2, 2010; New York, NY; USA)



Composer, Librettist, Orchestrator, Assistant Music Director and Pianist for Raya and Sag-In, a one-act opera with dance commissioned by Golden Fleece Ltd, a new music production company based in New York, NY (USA).  World premiere performance run in June 2009 at the 14th Street YMCA theater (NYC, USA), produced by Golden Fleece Ltd.   Lou Rogers, Director; Tomas Carlo Bo, Music Director; Emileena Pedigo, Production Manager; Dave Shepherd, Lighting Design.   The story of forbidden love and a woman’s heroism with characters taken from Philippine folkloric legends (alamat).  For a listening sample, click HERE.



Pianist and Music Director for Song New York, a concert of modern classical works for voice by East Coast based composers.  Produced by Golden Fleece Ltd at the Renee Weiler Theater (New York, NY; USA; December 17, 2009).



Pianist and/or Music Director for the Square One Series, a showcase concert series for musical theater and modern opera works in progress.  Produced by Golden Fleece Ltd.   2009 season includes: Pianist/Music Director for the works of composer Lou Rodgers, December 8th, 2009; Pianist for works of composer Donald Woodward, December 15th, 2009.  (New York, NY; USA)



Pianist, Assistant Music Director and Coach for The Annual Commissioned Opera/Music Theater Production.  Produced by Golden Fleece Ltd.  (2007, 2008, 2009; New York, NY; USA).



Music Director, Vocal Arranger and Transcriber for Apathy, a Generation X rock musical written by Mickey Zetts.  Produced by The Show Goes On Productions, Directed by Emileena Pedigo.  (November 8, 2008; New York, NY; USA)



Television interview and appearance on  She-Ka, about life as a Composer, Collaborative Pianist and Educator.  Interviewed by Issa Litton on the Arts and Leisure segment.  Aired November 4, 2008 on the station NBN4 (Manila, Philippines) and live streamed on the internet www.nbni.tv.




Pianist for Piaf: Love Conquers All, a musical drama on the life of singer Edith Piaf.  Produced by Tone Poet Productions (New York City; USA).  Runs:  Soho Playhouse, December 2007-February 2008, (New York City; USA);  Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, South Carolina; USA), May 23rd-June 6th, 2008.  Teaneck Festival of Arts (Teaneck, New Jersey; USA), June 21st-22nd, 2008.  Joint productions by Tone Poet Productions (NYC) and MusicArtes (Manila, Philppines) at the Sofitel Hotel on October 8, 2008 and at the Santiago Hall from October 9-11, 2008 (Manila, Philippines).




Film Scorer and Music Producer/Engineer for Riding in Stride, a documentary film about horses, women and girls by Rachel Connolly (Chew Your Boot Films). 2005 – 2008 airings on PBS TV stations nationwide (USA) and on KETKY (Kentucky; USA).  Screening at the Sport TV and Film Festival (2007; Mumbai, India).  For info and press release, click here.


Collaborative Pianist in 2007 Summer Performances:  operatic, artsong, musical theater and jazz standards vocal music concerts with Melanie Henle-Heyne, soprano and Gabriel Wyner, baritone (August) in Narrowsburg, New York (USA); with Robert Nels Wickstrom, tenor (July) in Small Point, Maine (USA); with Victoria Wefer, soprano (June) in Maplewood, New Jersey (USA) in a benefit for the South Orange Symphony Orchestra.


Composer and Music Producer/Engineer for several episodes of Art or Something Like It!, a television documentary series profiling New York City artists, musicians and performers.  Produced by Brian A. Bernhard for CUNY TV.  Aired on Channel 75 (Seasons 2006-2007; New York, NY; USA) and streamed through video podcasting.


Film Scorer and Music Producer for Not So Anonymous, a short film by filmmaker/director Julie Crotty.  Screened on June 20th – 21st 2007 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. (New York, NY; USA).


Resident Composer for Squigglebooth.com, Video-log (Vlog).  (2006 – ?)



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