MTN Foundation Hosts Masterclass For Music Scholars

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L-R: Princess Banke Ademola, Director of Music, MUSON; Daniel Taylor, Countertenor and Professor of Voice at University of Toronto; Ellen Mcateer, Canadian Soprano and Sir Emeka Nwokedi, Director of Music and Choir conductor, Muson at the masterclass hosted by MTN Foundation in Lagos recently.
L-R: Princess Banke Ademola, Director of Music, MUSON; Daniel Taylor, Countertenor and Professor of Voice at University of Toronto; Ellen Mcateer, Canadian Soprano and Sir Emeka Nwokedi, Director of Music and Choir conductor, Muson at the masterclass hosted by MTN Foundation in Lagos recently.
It was a memorable time for MTN Foundation MUSON scholars as they were hosted to a masterclass with top Conductor/countertenor Daniel Taylor put together by the Foundation.

The event held at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, with Canadian music experts, Daniel Taylor and Ellen Mcateer who are part of the entourage of Canadian Governor-General’s visit to Nigeria.

Daniel Taylor, a countertenor, is the Head of Early Music and Professor of Voice at the University of Toronto, while Ellen Mcateer is a Canadian Soprano and two-time recipient of the prestigious Richard Bradshaw Graduate Fellowship in Opera, along with numerous career-defining awards.

Both tutors took the beneficiaries of the MTN Foundation MUSON scholarship programme through a series of singing techniques and patterns of voice modulations during stage performances. They also touched on the importance of exuding confidence while singing before an audience.

The masterclass was part of MTN Foundation’s continued support for a wide range of pragmatic initiatives designed to aid youth empowerment and promotion of arts & culture in Nigeria. As part of its arts and culture initiative, the MTN Foundation recently announced sponsorship of six critically acclaimed arts performances (Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, Legends: the Musical, Life in my City Art Festival, Our Son the Minister, Oba Esugbayi and Made in Nigeria Poetry show), which will be staged across the country in the 4th quarter of the year.

MTN Nigeria is Africa’s largest provider of communications services, connecting over 53 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001. MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a multinational telecommunications group which operates in 22 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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