Students get music education at PNCA summer camp
ISLAMABAD: Students from various educational institutions of the twin cities are getting music education under the three-month workshops arranged by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). The workshops organised by the Performing Art section of PNCA for amateur and young artistes will continue till August 9 and include basic training of singing and instrumental music.
Dance classes to engage students in healthy activities during the summer vacation follow the music workshops, said PNCA Director General Tauqeer Nasir while talking to APP.
Established musicians and performers are providing basic of music education to the young minds and promoting the musical heritage of the country among the young generation. The trend of getting trained in music both theoretically and practically is gaining popularity among the young generation and many government and private institutions are considering music as an important part of their courses.
Music – the amalgamation of instruments and vocals – is a dream field for many youngsters and this initiative of PNCA has been planned to introduce the budding artistes with music education as part of extra skills in collaboration with Ministry of National Heritage and Integration.
The workshops also provide a platform for the youngsters to showcase their skills in the field of singing and dancing, he added.
Music is a part of the way of life and the Eastern traditions have a lot to practice in terms of music as they carry many forms of music, including folk, classical, Sufi music, contemporary, pop and some other styles, he said. Besides PNCA Performing Arts section, the visual art division and PNCA Children Art Workshop also arranged the music and dance classes to explore hidden talent of children, students, youngsters and local artistes for promoting and preserving the rich culture of the country as well as to refine the talent of students.