From the Greetings of President Niibori sent to N-School Graduation Concert
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
N-School is specially featured in this issue. N-School is a generic name of vocational
colleges of guitar, and all of them were established by Dr. Hiroki Niibori (Ph.D),
working as the president for all of them. N-School is consisted of Educational
FoundationNihon Guitar Music Conservatory (Izu- School=S-School), Educational
FoundationInternational Niibori Guitar Music Academy Fujisawa Campus (F-School)
and FoundationInternational Niibori Guitar Music Academy Tokyo Campus (T-School).
The generic name for all is N-School.
Special Course corresponding to college, High School Course corresponding to high
school and Night School Course = 2nd department are provided.
N-School has been introduced for many times in Harmony and new readers will be
suggested to visit the home page of Niibori Guitar = Niibori Guitar World (English
page is also available).
"Evening of Concerts by New Faces" is the graduation concert of N-School.
Performing solo or ensemble is needed for High School graduates and solo in concert
is needed for Special Course graduates.
"Presented Words" written by President Niibori for graduation concert
is introduced here for this time.
<From "Presented Words" of President Hiroki Niibori for 2008 N-School
I am going to give 4 irreplaceable treasures to you starting into angry waves
of life. Yes, I already gave you. You should make sure of them again.
The treasures are "power of highest quality in the world", admitted
with all standing ovation by peoples in the city of music.
The 1st one is "capability of memorizing musical scores". That
is not to memorize musical notes with left brain and it means the capability of
sensing heart of musical piece = life (rhythm) with right brain.
The 2nd one is "colorful expression". The members of Niibori
Guitar Orchestra sometimes wear Japanese racial clothing as HAORI-HAKAMA (Japanese
KIMONO with long pleated skirt) and FURISODE (Japanese long sleeved KIMONO for
girls) to express Japanese traditional music, and in other cases, they perform
pre-classical music gorgeously with ensemble using cembalo guitars of each sound
range, men's sextet expresses energetic sharpness, ladies' ensemble expresses
romantic feeling, and big organization with 130 members performs wide variety
of pieces such as original modern pieces, traditional (classical) pieces and Strauss,
singing delight of life, with wide variety of conductors coming up on stage, thus
the all program is joyful and not to be tired of.
The 3rd one is "NRM" (Niibori Rhythm Method), indigenous to us.
Wide variety of rhythm originated by tapping the body of 27 kinds of guitar, sized
small, medium to big, using 10 fingers exquisitely is very important field. All
of you are very lucky musicians approved to play this peculiar performance.
You will be surely able to attract audience by using this method.
The 4th one is "capability of upbringing". Niibori Guitar Orchestra
= N-Method, receiving standing ovation form audience in the world, is showing
maximum power of capability to bring up successors. It will become possible to
realize utopia of "world-wide family", cooperating with peoples in the
world who learned N-Method.
I hope you, starting vigorously this evening, continuously cultivate peaceful
mind, every day, fully utilizing these "treasures". I, representing
all members sending you out, will give you supreme treasures surely, again.
Congratulations on graduation!
"Presented Words" of President Niibori is described above.
Now, "treasures", being proud of in the world, are written above, and
there are continuations, as written on "view point" by Dr. Niibori in
issues of last and this month. There are 18 items in total. Brief introduction
is shown below.
<Splendid fields (treasures), N-Group is proud of in the world 5th to 18th>
Highly advanced "Academic field". N-Method was awarded grand
prix from World Scientific Council.
"Vocational Colleges" of educational foundation are established.
Nationally approved vocational college specialized in guitar is very rare in Japan.
(Perhaps only one in classical guitar school----)
"Number of guitar class rooms" Class rooms of N-Method guitar
are opened in Japan and overseas, and total number will be the most.
"Number of conductors" & "Number of ensembles"
All teachers of N-Method learnt conducting orchestra and almost all teachers have
ensemble (ensemble and orchestra) conducted by himself (herself). That will be
"Number of students" Each class room of N-Method has many students
and it is possible to organize ensembles by volunteers. And there are many classrooms
of such scale.
"Number and quality of classical guitars" Niibori-Group is a
team managed by guitarists = professionals in guitar. Having many students, many
instruments in high quality are necessary and judgment (incoming inspection) becomes
more severe, thus world's famous selected instruments come together.
"Number of technical books for guitar" More than 60 kinds of
technical books has been published as collections of pieces of music and text
books only in N-Method, special scientific books and essays, including Guitar
Orchestra, Ensemble with guitars of each sound range, NRM collections, Alto Guitar
Text, and so on.
"Originality" All of the fields such as Guitars of each sound
range (27 kinds), compositions and arranging, notation, NRM, stage directions,
programming, and others, are full of originality. The organization itself is unique.
"Exclusive event salons, studios and halls" Fujisawa campus of
N-School, as an example, have many studio and live house. Each campus has original
studios and salons. Many district class rooms of Niibori Guitar have concert salons.
"Number of professional ensemble" Niibori-Group is a group of
musicians. Many specialists in music, guitar as central point, are gathered. Therefore,
it is possible to organize and perform in many kinds of group such as guitar orchestra
in big organization, ensemble, band, and many kinds of unit.
"Team managed by musicians in all aspects" All of following aspects
such as vocational colleges in educational foundation, Niibori Guitar Academy
Co.Ltd., Niibori Guitar Music Schools, Niibori Musical Instruments (manufacture,
sales, export, import), Publication, Planning, Management, CD&DVD manufacturing,
accounting, and reception, is managed by musicians.
"Power of brand" in guitar Niibori brand obtained many reliance
in domestic and overseas area and peoples seeking name of "Niibori brand"
"Having Big Dream beyond the Performance in full of impression"
Guitar orchestra in full of harmony brings up "peaceful mind". We are
acting toward the dream of "World-wide family".
Above items are described in detail.
Now, the affairs of N-School Graduation Concert = "Evening of Concerts by
New Faces" and Graduation Ceremony of N-School are described with snap shots
after page 10.
Many concerts for this time in concerts with solos of prime guitar, of course,
guitars of each sound range in N-Method, electric guitars, vocals, and drums were
Special feature articles reporting each campus are recommended to read.
N-School is recruiting foreign students also. There are some limitations for foreign
students. Japanese language is used in lessons and "certification of Japanese
language school record" or "qualification above 2nd grade certification
of official Japanese language" is necessary. They should have "visa
for foreign student". Please ask us for details.
For questions, advice & requests about Monthly Harmony,
Niibori Guitar Music Academy, Editorial Office
143-14 Fujisawa, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken,
Phone: +81-466-23-8338 / Fax: +81-466-23-9337
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