About Tusa Montes

Tusa Montes is a percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and educator who specializes in the musics of the Philippines, Asia, West Africa and Latin America. She graduated in 2012 with a MM (Master of Music) Musicology degree at the University of the Philippines College of Music. She taught at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music for 10 years and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Music. She has performed and recorded in various projects, events and festivals in the Philippines and abroad, with notable local and international musicians such as royal hartigan, Edsel Gomez, Dana Leong, Addictive TV, Joe Bataan, Bob Aves, Grace Nono, Johnny Alegre, and Bo Razon.

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