Is your school participating or planning to participate or perhaps, you are undecided about the MUSON Schools Competition? Here’s all you need to know about the MUSON Schools Competition 2020, especially as it regards school preparations, music pieces, dates and competition category.
You will recall that in 2018, Meadow Hall Junior Choir emerged joint winners alongside Little Orchid Learning Place School in the choir category of the School Competition. It was gathered that Little Orchid School was eventually crowned at the MUSON Winners Concert.
The categories for the MUSON Schools Competition 2020 includes Choral, Vocal Solo (Junior, Intermediate and Senior), Piano Duet, Recorder and Saxophone. Schools can enter individual and choir into the different categories.
REGISTRATION FOR MUSON SCHOOL COMPETITION 2020
Registration for the MUSON Schools Competition 2020 has been opened for awhile now. The closing date for MUSON School’s competition registration is on Monday 17th February 2020
The competition will begin in March 2020 from 17th – 20th March 2020 for each category. The entire event will be rounded off with the School Competition Winners Concert on 18th April 2020.
MUSIC PIECES FOR MUSON SCHOOL COMPETITION 2020
Here are some of the required music pieces for the competition;
|S/N||INSTRUMENT||CATEGORIES||TITLE OF PIECES|
|1||PIANO||JUNIOR SOLO||MINUET BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH|
|2||INTERMEDIATE SOLO||SONATINA IN G MAJOR|
|3||SENIOR SOLO||MAZURKA BY FREDERIC CHOPIN|
|4||JUNIOR DUET||ANDANTE FROM SYMPHONY “LA REINE DE FRANCE” BY JOSEF HAYDN|
|5||INTERMEDIATE DUET||MEMORIES OF JOHANN STRAUSS|
BY JOHANN STRAUSS
|6||SENIOR DUET||DANCE OF THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY BY PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY|
|7||RECORDER||JUNIOR SOLO||MINUET IN G BY BEETHOVEN|
|8||INTERMEDIATE SOLO||LE BASQUE FROM FIVE OLD FRENCH DANCES BY MARIN MARAIS|
|9||SENIOR SOLO||TEMPO GIUSTO FROM SONATA IN D MINOR BY G.P. TELEMAN|
|10||JUNIOR DUET||A SYNCOPATED DUET BY FRANCOIS GARNIER|
|11||INTERMEDIATE DUET||GAVOTTE BY HANDEL|
|12||SENIOR DUET||TURKISH MARCH BY C.M. VON WEBER|
|13||SAXOPHONE||JUNIOR SOLO||AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME|
BY LIONEL BART
|14||INTERMEDIATE SOLO||TICO TICO BY ZEQUINHA ABREU|
|15||SENIOR SOLO||NEW RAG BY SCOTT JOPLIN|
|16||VOCAL||JUNIOR SOLO||LULLYBY BY JOHANNES BRAHMS|
|17||INTERMEDIATE SOLO||THE WILD ROSE BY FRANZ SCHUBERT|
|18||SENIOR SOLO||LOVE’S PHILOSOPHY BY ROGER QUILTER|
|19||CHORAL||PRIMARY||SEE, THE CONQU’RING HERO COMES BY JUDAS MACCABEES|
|20||MIXED||I WILL FOLLOW HIM BY PETER WELTENS|
|21||MALE||A TIME FOR US BY VICTOR C. JOHNSON|
|22||FEMALE||PUT ON A HAPPY FACE|
BY NINO ROTA
I hope this is enough impetus to register for the MUSON Schools Competition 2020. We wish all schools the best.
The Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON)
MUSON was founded in 1983 as a result of the interaction and commitment of some friends who love and appreciate classical music. These distinguished Nigerians included Mr. Akintola Williams, Mr. Louis Mbanefo, Chief Ayo Rosiji, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi and Mrs. Francesca Emanuel.
The main objective of MUSON is the promotion of the understanding, enjoyment and performance of classical and contemporary music in Nigeria.
MUSON is registered as a charity and receives no public funding from State or Federal Government. The vital work it does in support and promotion of the Arts, since its inception, would not have been possible without the generous grants, sponsorships and donations by its corporate and individual partners and supporters.
Image Credit: Meadow Hall School
Updated: 4th April 2020
I am Music Estate’s Music Director