The fourth annual Musical Tutorial Programme (MTP) Year-end Showcase themed Gratitude is confirmed to take place on the 19th of December 2021 at Soweto Theatre. This Orchestrial showcase is an opportunity for the graduating Music Tutorial Programme students to present excerpts from various musicals and performance pieces.
In its fourth year in the making, The Soweto Theatre Junior Orchestra was founded as part of the magnet schools music programme which was run through the sister theatre (Roodepoort Theatre). It moved to Soweto Theatre because the majority of learners attending the programme were from Soweto.
The annual classes are part of Soweto Theatre’s youth development programmes which consist of a drama programme Lits’omong and a music programme titled Music Tutorial Programme (MTP).
The aim of the programme is to make music tuition accessible to children and youth in and around Soweto. An additional offering is the music qualification support which through the UNISA Music Foundation. Its mission is to promote music in all its forms at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and is recognised internationally.
Over the years, The Music Tutorial programme Showcase has been an important final step of the professional training programme for the learners who start their classes from January till December of each year.
The graduates are set to render some well known classics, with a mix of movie themes, worship, local dance sounds, and not forgetting a bit of a Christmas highlight to invited guests from agents, musical directors, casting directors, producers and industry professionals as they begin to launch their professional careers.
In the midst of the Covid-19 global pandemic with all protocols observed, Soweto Theatre has kept their doors of teaching and learning open through the Youth Development Programme. The programme gives access to music education, paving the way for musical greatness and an authentically Sowetan sound.
“We would like to show gratitude for still being able to practice and fully participate in what we love and are passionate about, which is music. The youth developmental programme has provided a place for young people to have purpose during these hard times and gave us a leap of hope throughout this pandemic”, says Sfiso Msiza, Programme Curator.
“Through this showcase we celebrate our students, even though many dropped out during this pandemic due to family difficulties, we still have a lot of students who became resilient and never put down their instruments. Through this showcase we celebrate their achievements and all that we have overcome, together with everyone who has helped us to keep the MTP flame alive” Msiza further says.
Come and experience a world class offering as the class of 2021 use music to tell different stories and close the calendar on a high note at only R100 a ticket.