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MUSON seeks multinationals’ support in building conservatoire

Conservatoire

Lagos, March 12, 2019 The MUSON Centre in Lagos on Tuesday said

that it would  need the support of Nigerians and multinational organisations

to build a befitting conservatoire for Africa in Nigeria.

The School’s Deputy Director, Mr Emeka Nwokedi, told the News Agency of

Nigeria in Lagos that the conservatoire was necessary because of

the growing interest of young Nigerians in music.

According to him, the conservatoire, when completed, would be the first of

its kind as a centre for the development of not only Nigerian music, but the

entire African music.

“We are planning to build a conservatoire and we have already

allocated a place here within the MUSON Centre where it would be built.

We know that the building of a conservatoire is cost intensive.

“We are really looking at building a conservatoire of international

standard, where all African music would be showcased to different

foreigners from different countries of the world.

“We are therefore calling on Nigerians and multinationals to support

us in the building of a befitting conservatoire that would continue to

attract foreigners to Nigeria,’’ he said.

Nwokedi, who said that there was a growing interest of more young

Nigerians in music at the centre, expressed optimism that the

conservatoire would provide a platform for them.

According to him, the conservatoire would be a place where a lot of

young Nigerian men and women and those from other countries would study all

aspects of music for recognition.

“Let me say that the establishment of a conservatoire in Nigeria

would be the first of its kind in Africa.

“We want you all to know the building of this conservatoire will

really help in the development of our youths, as well as help in

repositioning the good image of Nigeria.

“We should also know that music is one area that helps in the

development of a nation.

“With this conservatoire, Nigerians can develop their music from any

part of the country and sell to foreign countries,’’ he said.

The MUSON School of Music was established in 1989 to offer basic music training for children and adults interested in learning how to sing or play any musical instrument.

In 2002 the School received the Nigerian Federal Government’s accreditation to award Diplomas in Music which can be equated with those awarded by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in the United Kingdom.

This led to the setting up of the two-year MUSON Diploma School in 2006.

The Diploma School’s alumni are noted for their outstanding musicianship and have excelled in their chosen careers.

Those admitted for further studies in Nigerian, South African, European and American universities have distinguished themselves in their studies.

The Diploma School owns the award-winning MUSON Diploma Choir directed by Emeka Nwokedi and the MUSON School Orchestra.

It has also produced outstanding students ensembles such as the all-female GIRLZ RULE Band, the 5YZ MEN and The Theosolites.

 

 

Idonije Obakhedo: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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