By Nseobong Okon-Ekong
MTN Foundation and MUSON School of Music recently held their 11th graduating concert and ceremony for graduating students of the scholar’s programme at the full to capacity hall at the MUSON Center, Onikan-Lagos.
This year’s graduation ceremony of the MTNF/MUSON Scholar’s Programme was exciting for all who attended as they witnessed the release of this new breed of music and musical experts to the world.
The event which started with an Opera presentation of the “Yeomen of the Guards” continued with the Band & Orchestra concert before the final Graduation Concert and the Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony saw a massive audience made up of enthusiastic guests, parents, guardians, friends and relatives of the graduating students and music lovers turn up for the occasion.
The Agip Recital Hall which was the venue, was filled to capacity with some people requiring more seats and just hanging around to catch a glimpse, while others jostled to get a feel of the performances from the aisles and the entrances all for the sake of watching the grand performance of this year’s graduating set.
The MTN Foundation Scholars’ Programme in partnership with the Musical Society of Nigeria is targeted at students with a flair for music, and it provides them the opportunity to acquire qualitative music education. The foundation offers stipends directed at the students which provides allocation to cover transportation, textbooks, and tuition for the duration of the two-year diploma course in music.