The UP Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) spent three months in Europe in 2018 doing goodwill performances and outreach activities, as well as representing the Philippines in international choral competitions.
UPSA garnered 3 Grand Prizes, 13 First Prizes, and 4 other special awards in the following competitions:
1st Sing! Berlin International Choir Competition (July 5-8: Berlin, GERMANY)
• GRAND Prize • 1st Prize: Sacred Music Category • 1st Prize: Mixed Choirs Category
64th CERTAMEN Internacional de HABANERAS y POLIFONIA (July 23-27: Torrevieja, SPAIN)
• 1st Prize: Polyphony Category • 1st Prize: Habaneras Category • PREMIO del PUBLICO (Prize of the Public)
2nd ANDREA del VERROCHIO International Choral Competition (Aug 5-8: Florence, ITALY)
• GRAND Prize • 1st Prize: Sacred Music Category (90.21 points) • 1st Prize: Modern and Contemporary Music Category (96.04 points) • 1st Prize: Chamber Choirs Category (88.96 points) • 1st Prize: Modern, Jazz, and Gospel Category (92.03 points) • 1st Prize: Mixed Choirs Adults (87.91 points) • Best Performance of a Contemporary Composer's Work (LEVENTI GYONGÖSI's Te Lucis Ante Terminum) • Best Performance of an Italian Composer's Work (PIETRO FERRARIO's Benedetto sia'l giorno) • Best Conductor (Dr. Edgardo Manguiat)