For sharing in its mission and vision of bringing classical educational two-piano concerts together with
Prof. Reynaldo Reyes all over the Philippines
and in some cities in Asia and the United States and for her selfless generosity, total commitment and immense sharing
of her time, talent and resources for the success
of this unique undertaking
|2010||Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) and Peace Philharmonic Philippines (PPP)||
In grateful recognition of her lifelong commitment
and dedication to music that touched and changed the life
of people from different walks of life; for her positive
influence and continuing effort to reach out and help talented young musicians in nurturing and honing their skills
and shaping them to become outstanding musicians
that will have its impact in the next generation.
Her life will always be an inspiration.
|2010||De La Salle University||
Award for selfless contribution of time, talent
and treasures to help make a human and Christian education accessible to young, deserving Filipinos.
|2008||Aliw Awards Foundation, Inc.||
Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong
accomplishments as a pianist of extraordinary talent
and for her valuable support for youthful music scholars.
|2008||St. Theresa’s College, Cebu (on the occasion of its
Diamond Jubilee celebration)
|Contribution to Philippine Arts and Culture|
|2007||Avida Land Corporation||
“ Model Homeowner of the Year” award
for active involvement in waste segregation and
for exemplary cleanliness, maintenance, safety
and security of their home in
San Jose Village, Binan, Laguna.
|2007||Philippine Foundation, Inc.||
Perlas Award on the Valuable Filipino for Leadership for her unwavering commitment and unrelenting efforts in cultivating appreciation for classical music.
|2006||Cebu Provincial Office of the Governor||Garbo sa Sugbo award sa natad sa huni ug isip inilang “Concert Pianist” sa Pilipinas ug ubang kanasoran|
|2006||Sta. Isabel College (on the occasion of its
Diamond Jubilee Celebration)
Outstanding in her Concerto Journeys
to all kinds of peoples throughout the world
and thus creatively forming good audiences for classical music, particularly the Romantic Period piano concertos.
|2006||De La Salle University||Citation for the establishment of the Ingrid Sala Santamaria Scholarship Endowment Fund for Education|
|2006||Philippine Embassy, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia-Filipino Workers Resource Center
For her continuing excellence in Filipino music, her abiding
love for Philippine culture, arts and history and her concern
for the promotion and development of the Filipinos’ love for country and its heritage in the arts and music, with particular stress on her valuable services to the Filipino expatriate and migrant workers in Malaysia by bringing her
world class quality of musical talent to Kuala Lumpur in
many instances thereby bringing cheer to the Filipinos
in Malaysia and awakening in them a renewed spirit of nationalism and love for our culture, arts and music.
|2006||De La Salle University||Conferment of Doctorate of Music Education, honoris causa|
|2005||Cebu Normal University||
One of women leaders exhibited at the “Pasidungog: A Photo Exhibit of Cebuana Leader-Educators (ca. 1900-2000) for initiating the CYSO, the first youth orchestra in Cebu, now known as Peace Philharmonic Philippines (PPP).
French Government by decree of
French Republic ‘s President Jacques Chirac
(Chevalier Dans L’Ordre National Du Merite)
|Her significant contribution to the Cultural Progress in the Philippines and Cultural Affairs Cooperation|
|2002||Province of Batangas||
In high recognition of her inherent talent in the field of arts
and music and her exemplary contribution as pianist
in the music industry.
|2002||French Government (Chevalier Ordre Des Palmes Academiques)||Promotion of Cultural Relationship Between France and the Philippines|
|2001||Mary Kay Philippines||A nurturing leader, worthy to be called “Woman with a Heart”|
Baul Awardee for Arts and Culture (for unselfish service in
the development of art in the community, in particular, propagating Filipino integrity and nobility through music).
|2000||People’s Republic of China||
For her invaluable contribution to the Philippine-China Joint Concert Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Philippine-China Diplomatic Relations.
|2000||Cebu City Government Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission||Installation of the monumental sculptural
tableau at Plaza Parian
|2000||Crestwood Performing Arts League, Palm Beach, Florida, USA||Hall of Fame Award|
|2000||Sunstar Daily||One of 100 Most Notable Cebuanos of the Century|
|2000||City of Manila
(Gabi ng Parangal sa Diwa ng Lahi)
|Araw ng Maynila Field of Music Awardee|
|1999||Cebu Provincial Government
430th Founding anniversary
By her founding the SPSFI, the Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra was created, thereby giving a number of young Cebuanos the chance to hone their musical talent. Her untiring effort in the development of the Sala Foundation as well as the CYSO is giving distinct, pride, honor and prestige to Cebu worthy of admiration and emulation of the Cebuanos.
|1999||Ayala Business Club of Cebu||
For her exemplary work in the field of music, elevating the Cebuano to national and international fame and recognition
and in promoting music among the youth through
the Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra.
|1998||Rotary Club of Makati West||Most distinguished service award for her
artistic performances in many Makati communities
|1998||Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)||
Consummate Artist Award for her leadership in the
promotion of Arts and Music which has touched the lives of
the Cebuanos; and for the successful organization of the Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra which has won national and international acclaim.
|1997||Rotary Foundation of Rotary International||
Paul Harris Award Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations
among peoples of the world.
|1995||Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission
(CHAC) of Cebu City (58th Charter day)
|Outstanding Individual in the Field of Arts|
|1994||Cebu West Rotary Club||Paul Harris Award|
|1993||Makati Medical Center||Honorary Consultant in Music in the Makati Medical Center Department of Ethics and Culture|
|1989||Friends of the Cultural Center of the Philippines||
Award in grateful recognition of her invaluable support in the propagation of the cultural heritage of the Filipino people, specifically in the field of arts and music.
|1986||Women in Travel||Filipina Award – Woman of Achievement in the
Field of Art and Culture
|1981||Lions International||Field of Arts (Music)|
|1981||St. Theresa’s Alumnae Association of Cebu, Inc.||For her outstanding contribution in the field of
Arts and Culture nationally and internationally
|1981||Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, California, USA||Award for her contribution to Sister City
relationship with Manila
|1981||TOWNS (The Ten Outstanding Women in the
Citation for her consummate artistry as a performing artist, establishing a tradition of excellence that has been acclaimed
by audiences here and abroad; and for positively contributing
to our national welfare through her artistry of the keyboard
and enhancing the cultural consciousness of our people, aside from imbuing in them an appreciation of the excellence of the Filipino performing artist.
|1980||Civic Assembly of Women of the Philippines (CAWP)||Republic Day Award in Music and the Arts|
|1972||Y’s Men’s Club of Cebu, Inc.||
One of Cebu’s 10 Exemplary Young Citizens for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Music (for her role in the
promotion and enhancement of music arts through her fine
and polished rendition on the piano in various benefit recitals
and concerts for humanitarian causes).
|1964||National Philharmonic Society||Second Prize Winner, Nationwide Piano Competition|
|1962||Jeunesse Musicales||First Prize Winner, Competition in ‘Search for a Talent’|