Nigerian Universities Classical music Competition To Start May 2016

The maiden edition of the annual all Nigerian
Universities Classical Music contest is set to
kick off in may this year.
The contest, which will be taking place annually,
is tagged “ Campus Classical,” and it is the first
ever campus classical music contest in Africa.
The event will feature students from various
Nigerian varsities coming together in one single
performance, will showcase musical talents in
both theory and practical.
The project coordinator, Classical Showcase
Nigeria Limited , organisers of the event,
Sylvester Obriko , disclosed that the event is
borne out of vision to make classical music a
veritable alternative to entertainment content in
He noted that music has been found to play a
vital role in the education and general
development of individuals, while enhancing the
socio-economic and cultural development of a
Obriko said; “ practitioners and listeners of
classical and academic music perform better in all
spheres of human endeavour; which will be a
definite plus for promoting classical music within
the Nigerian music industry .
“ The competition will expose student participants
in Nigeria to practical classical music beyond their
immediate learning environment while giving them
the opportunity to interface with their counterparts
from other institutions ,” he said.

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