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Remembering Alumnus Marcel Talangbayan

January 12, 2018

It's with great sadness that we share the news that alumnus Marcel Talangbayan (DMA, 2006, piano, student of Paul Shaw) passed away on January 7, 2018. We offer our sincerest condolences to Marcel's family and friends. A celebration of his life is being planned for March. Please refer back to this website for updates as they are made available. 

After graduating from Ogden Elementary and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Talangbayan studied piano performance, earning his Bachelor of Music from Northwestern and his Master of Music from Mannes School of Music (now part of The New School) in New York City and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota. He taught at Harold Washington College in the Humanities and Music Department and was working as a classical pianist.