News of N-Group
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
World-wide readers of Harmony celebrated New Year in high spirits, we believe.
This is the first column of this year and news of N-group during last November
to January will be introduced here.
Approved as Educational Foundation! The New International Niibori Music Academy
will be opened on April 15.
Kanagawa Prefecture approved last November to open the Educational Foundation
of International Niibori Music Academy, Fujisawa in April (Japanese new school
term begins in April). Niibori-group already have 2 educational foundations, Nihon
Guitar Music Conservatory in Izu, Shizuoka Pref. and Niibori Music Academy in
Jouetu City, Niigata Pref., and the president is Dr. Niibori for both of them.
The approval of educational foundation of this time is the first one in metropolitan
area in Japan. This is the heroic achievement in N-group and the big news in Japanese
educational culture for obtaining the approval of music academy (musical college),
subjected to the art of guitar music, founded by guitar specialist, Dr.Niibori.
Thus, it becomes possible in Japan to learn history of human music through the
genera of guitar having 6000 years history.
The approval was quickly obtained taking only 1 year in spite of extraordinary
application. One of the reasons was said to be worldwide letters of appreciation,
awards, letters of appraisal, and especially award of United Nations NGO
were impressive for judges requesting necessary proofs of achievements and necessity
of N-method for great many persons. Here we appreciate for all of you.
By the way, there is wonderful news for all of you in the world that privately
managed school (private property of Dr.Niibori) became a school managed by national
organization, and the capability for receiving foreign students was substantially
enriched. Fujisawa campus is originally having a large number of students and
they can learn philharmonic guitar orchestra at superb environment of course,
and electrical guitars are very popular with classical guitars. At the electrical
guitar course here, using alto and bass electrical guitars, original ones of Niibori
method, they are performing masterpieces for classical guitars. Jazz and Rock
music etc. are learned of course passing the border of genre.
Courses for piano, flute, drum, and singing & vocal music are provided and
conducting, composing, arranging, PA and CD-making are also possible to learn.
Thus, the contents of lessons are ranging various fields. Moreover, Fujisawa is
the home of Niibori Guitar Philharmonic Orchestra and as all players of each sound
range guitars of N-method are available here that professional professorate is
the best in the world.
Facilities are marvelous. Philharmonic Studio used for practicing
big guitar orchestra, recital and salon concert, Segovia Studio, Live
House N with a counter bar, Practice rooms for musical band,
Individual lesson rooms, and Library & Museum N carries
all sort of materials of N-method are available. Reception of foreign students
is enriched also. We hope with all our heart to raise guitar orchestra to spread
peace and happiness around the world by studying here standing aloof from nationality
for all people in the world. Foreign students are welcome.
(Dr.Niibori was commended as excellent entrepreneur for another school by the
prefectural and the municipal government on a few days after the approval.)
Success of The 2nd Public Performance in Germany by Niibori Guitar Music Academy
Students Guitar Orchestra
We had another good news in last November. The 2nd public performance by students
guitar orchestra in Germany as introduced before in this column succeeded with
all standing ovation and big chorus of bravo! in the hall. The performances
were held at Fellbach (11/13) and Schwäbisch-Gumünd (11/14), near to
Esslingen, the first public performance was held, and audience was consisted of
audience of first performance to first comers and many musical specialists also.
All of them appraised the concerts and newspapers criticised very good. Appraisals
were continuously sent to sponsor of the spot and it was said to be widely talked
in Germany. The state of affairs of the concert is reported in this issue and
please take a look at photographs.
The 40th Niibori Guitar Candle Concert (Christmas Charity Concert) held at many
The 40th Christmas Charity Concert = Candle Concert was held at many places in
Japan. (Details are described in this issue as a special feature article.)
The main places where the concert was held are many places in Kanagawa Pref.,
the headquarters is located, of course, Tokyo, Chiba, Shizuoka, Jouetu, Saitama,
Kanazawa, Okayama, Nara and so on. Collected money at the concerts and profit
of concerts are contributed to charity through Japanese Red Cross.
In last year, our first public performance at the big hall in Fujisawa was held
and peace song = Let There Be Peace On Earth was heartily sung as
the 2nd event of Wishing for Peace, hanging flags of all nations above
the stage. (Mr. Takuya Mitumura, tenor singer, conducted chorus of audience.)
Niibori guitar philharmonic orchestra (N-Orchestra) also performed Artists
Life composed by Strauss and Dr. Niibori showed beautiful conducting.
And the original piece Birds Song composed by Mr. Kengo Momose
was performed by Ms. Kyoko Momoses conducting, causing favorable reputation.
The musical score is described in this issue and looking forward to challenger.
(N-Orchestra added Niiboris original bass electrical guitar to reinforce
bass range of sound.)
The View Points of Education 3 was issued!
In this January, The View points of Education 3 was issued collecting
41 essays of Viewpoint (during 10 years) from serial column of monthly
Serial essays from April, 1994 to April, 2004 are collected and this is the most
proper material to know Dr. Niiboris philosophy. It is disappointing thing
that English version is not issued and we recommend you to read if you can read
We are going to pick up the points in this column one by one.
General Meeting of NKG (IGOA) and Commemorative Party with Celebration Performance
for Approval of Educational Foundation, International Niibori Music Academy
On January 6, annual general meeting of NKG and Dr. Niiboris lecture were
After the meeting, commemorative party was held on a grand scale inviting celebrities
of various fields, related peoples of school, contributors for the approval, administrative
officers, musicians, teachers, students, reporters, and many peoples.
More than half time of party was occupied by commemorative performance and this
was typical way of International Niibori Music Academy. This will be reported
in next issue.
Anniversary Spring Concert of Joint N-School
Above mentioned International Niibori Music Academy, Fujisawa and International
Niibori Music Academy, Tokyo, Nihon Guitar Music Conservatory, Izu and Niibori
Music Academy, Jouetu are going to hold Anniversary Spring Concert of Joint 4
N-school on February 11, Friday, 3 p.m. at Kamakura Art Hall, big hall. Performance
of guitar orchestra of each school, classical guitar (prime guitar), alto guitar,
bass guitar etc., these are each sound range guitar of N-method, in solo and ensemble,
of course, solo of classical piece of music by electrical guitar, newly organized
ensemble, performance of original piece of music, and harmonized sound by various
instruments and so on, it will be joyful concert transcending wall of genre. Soloists
and players of ensemble are winners of strict audition. The 4-school joint orchestra
will be very impressive to your heart. You would have precious chance to hear
new sounds. This will be reported in this issue later but attending to hear will
be the best, needless to say.
That is all for this time and please remember for your reference.
We are going to report latest news of N-method here after, also in this year,
and please feel free to ask questions and requests for us.
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