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MR. HORNG TZAYTIAN, A PRESIDENT OF BAROQUE GUITAR MUSIC SCHOOL IN TAIZHONG
VISITED NIIBORI GUITAR MUSIC ACADEMY
WITH HIS STUDENTS.


Mr. Horng and his students who wished to learn N-method in Japan came from Taichung to visit International Niibori Guitar Music Academy in Yokohama on August 24, 1996.

Mr. Horng graduated from International Niibori Guitar Music Academy, and established a guitar music school in his hometown, Taichung. He formed Horng Tzaytian classical guitar chamber music ensemble and a guitar orchestra consisted of children. Their performances attracted considerable attention by leading figures such as members of the Diet and the chairman of a municipal assembly in Taichung now.

He is also active as the manager of Taiwan branch office of International Guitar Orchestra Association (IGOA). He invited Dr. Niibori who was the president of IGOA and International Niibori Guitar Music Academy, and held his special lecture in Taichung in last June. At that time, professor Koyama accompanied Dr. Niibori. He saw the children's excellent performance and expressed his surprise like 'there are so many gifted children in his school!'. (Refer September issue vol. 321)

This time, Mr. Horng took three junior high school students. They're Dong-yin Wei (14 years old, the leader of children's ensemble), Bo-qun Zhao (14 years old), and Zhe-yu Chen (13 years old). They wished to learn N-Method in Japan in the future. They visited Niibori Guitar Music Academy and took lessons this time. They each took Prof. Koyama's prime guitar lesson and Mr. Youji Ochiai's (a member of the Niibori guitar orchestra) guitarron lesson. These instructors both said 'they got the point very quickly. We are looking forward to seeing their future.' After the lessons, they visited Dr. Niibori's residence and watched video tapes in PLERA room. Dr. Niibori showed them video tapes of symphonic poem 'THE GOD OF SAI', and a performance of the guitar orchestra consisted of 400 players at Niibori Guitar Festival held on August 18, 1996 as explaining. They were surprised to see the large-scaled performance very much.

They will come to Japan a few years later, but they need to learn Japanese and prepare the funds from now. We are sure they will support Mr. Horng strongly after their graduation. (Photographs on page 5)


THE REGULATION OF
'INTERNATIONAL GUITAR ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION'


We'd like to introduce some of the regulation of International Guitar Orchestra Association (IGOA) here.

Item 3 (Purpose)

The association, which centering around the Guitar Orchestra (or G.O.), through the music, art, education and academic activities, is on the purpose to grow more enthusiastic about the international cultural exchanges; to carry forward the times of human's heart in a mood of "Having the human's heart to be harmonized through the music in the world", and to contribute to the world peace.

Item 5 (The qualification for admission)

A member of IGOA should be a person who approval the purpose and the doctrine of the association, and whose qualification has been recognized and has gone through the due formalities.

Item 8 (Member's Privilege)

The members of the association has the privileges below,
1) One of the distinguished privilege for the members, is able to use freely the "Niibori Method" which is bright with "International Arts and Culture". Except the member, no one can use that without permit.
2) The members can receive the good support in various ways for organizing guitar orchestra, directing, managing and about the concerts.
5) The members have priority for introduction of getting the new teaching materials, consultant, and contending for a reduced rate of training course and the teaching materials.
8) The members are easier to get the opportunity of being recommended to enter The Educational Foundation Nihon Guitar Music Conservatory; Niibori Guitar Music Academy, or to study abroad, and to become a teacher of the school.


Besides the regulation listed above, there are lots of privileges for the members. The members can use the great deal of scores that have not been published yet, and request the dispatch of instructors for lesson. If you have any questions, please contact below.


PRELIMINARY SCREENING OF
ALL JAPAN GUITAR CONCOURS '96
WAS HELD IN VARIOUS PLACES IN JAPAN


gakufes.jpg Cover page and a special feature from page 6 of this issue are about All Japan School Guitar Festival. Lots of junior high school and high school students showed excellent performances. The winners of the festival could have the chance to play in All Japan Guitar Concours that takes place in Tokyo every October. Preliminary screening like this has been held since September in various places in Japan. All Japan Guitar Concours is the largest-scaled concours of the guitar in Japan. There are 10 sections such as solo, ensemble, orchestra, composition, manufacture, instruction and so on. We will report it in next issue.



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