In what is expected to be a thrilling and the first of its kind music school in Malawi, Salvation Army, a church and charity organization brings five music trainers from Britain and Dubai to train young musicians in music professionalism and discipline.
The ‘Malawi Music School’ will take place in Blantyre from 18th-24th August and 200 across the country are expected to be trained.
According Salvation Army Public Relations officer, Captain Dyson Chifudzeni, the music school is aimed at exposing hidden talent in youth around the country in an effort to improve professional music in the country.
“We have seen the gap that currently exists in music education in the country and would like to help in unearthing the talent and shaping the future of our youth musically.”
Chifudzeni says Malawi has rich talent which just needs to be tapped and guided so that it attains international recognition. He says it is appalling to see that many of the musicians in Malawi do not know how to read music notation which is a guideline to music professionalism. This he attributes to lack of enough music schools in the country.
One of the trainers to the Music School, Mark Bearcroft in an interview from Dubai confirmed of his coming and says he is ready to contribute to the art of gospel music in the country.
The last day of the music school, Salvation Army will host a concert in Blantyre to celebrate music in the country. The concert will present different disciplines of art by the youth.
The youth will be trained in different categories of voices, musical notations, instrumentals and brass.