ENTHRALLING: Temenggong Ibrahim Campus Teachers Education Institute recently hosted a two-day music carnival
JOHOR BARU: THE Temenggong Ibrahim Campus Teachers Education Institute here recently hosted a two-day "Festival Jaringan Muzik" music carnival at Dewan Seri Temenggong main hall.
Highlights of the festival, organised by the campus' music unit, were the choir performances, piano and other traditional instruments recitals, a five-piece pop group gig, a keroncong ensemble, traditional dances performed by music undergraduates and shows by musicians specially invited by the organisers.
Guest-of-honour was Tebrau MP Datuk Teng Boon Soon who came on the second day of the musical concert.
Teng, a former Deputy Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister, was also a lecturer at the teachers college here until his retirement in 1996.
On hand to welcome Teng was KTI director Mohd Said Hasran. Teng, who was enthralled by the performances, gave an allocation of RM3,000 to the organisers.
The organisers also set up stalls exhibiting musical items for sale such as books, scores and CDs.
A workshop on simple musical arrangement and vocal practice was also conducted at the music's department recital studio.
Besides the KTI students, guests who comprised mostly music teachers, pupils and students from neighbouring schools, also participated in the vocal practice.
Khuzaimah Razak, a music teacher from SK Tanjung Puteri, said the short vocal training conducted by one of the facilitators was very effective.
"The techniques the trainer applied were indeed simple but enjoyable," she said.
KTI Music Unit head Isa Amri, 50, said the main objective of organising the festival was to foster closer ties between the undergraduates and students of neighbouring schools and colleges.
"We also aim to project the campus as a centre for cultural development," said the US-trained composer and arranger.