Nyundo School of Music to relocate to Muhanga

Nyundo School of Music will soon be relocated from Rubavu to former Kavumu College of Education in Muhanga.
Jacques Murigande (Mighty Popo), director of music department at Nyundo School of Art, teaches some of the students how to play a guitar, last month. File.
Jacques Murigande (Mighty Popo), director of music department at Nyundo School of Art, teaches some of the students how to play a guitar, last month. File.

Nyundo School of Music will soon be relocated from Rubavu to former Kavumu College of Education in Muhanga.

According to Jacques Murigande, the director of the first public school of music, the relocation is aimed at getting bigger premises that can accommodate the increasing number of students who enroll annually.

“We will soon be having auditions where we will admit 50 more students. We need more space to cater for the increase in enrollment,” he said.

According to Murigande, the school’s name will not change and from the usual 30 students, this year the school will be admitting 50 students.

Ten of the students will be trained in production and 10 others in sound techniques.

“After the first year, students decide whether to go with a one year certificate, or stay at school for another three years. The training is hands-on and competence- based, requiring a student to do constant practice,” he said.

The school teaches vocal music, use of instruments (drums, piano, guitar, wind instruments, percussion and local instruments), music theory, production, entrepreneurship, languages, and music history, among others.

The overall objective of the school is to create professionals, who will transform the country’s music industry. The institution is supported by the government.

Nyundo School of music was established in 2014 to promote and professionalize the art industry in Rwanda.

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