The Agip Recital Hall of the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, was alive on Monday, as MTN Foundation/MUSON School of Music staged this year’s edition its appreciation concert for graduating students of the scholar’s Programme sponsored by MTN Foundation.
In line with tradition of the concert, the event was loaded with both solo and group performances, which afforded scholars the opportunity to exhibit their mastery of music in both vocals and instrumentation.
The graduation ceremony, which actually started on Saturday June the 30, with an Opera presentation of the Yeomen of the Guards, continued the following Monday with the Band & Orchestra concert, before the final Graduation Concert on Monday July 9, and the Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday. A massive audience made up of enthusiastic guests, parents, guardians, friends and relatives of the graduating students, attended the ceremony.
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 2-year diploma course in music.