About us

The Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) was founded as a result of the interaction and commitment of some friends who love and appreciate classical music. These included Mr. Akintola Williams, Mr. Louis Mbanefo, Chief Ayo Rosiji, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi and Mrs. Fracesca Emanuel. Along with Sir. Mervyn Brown, then British High Commissioner in Nigeria and Lady Brown, these distinguished Nigerians stimulated interest and awareness of Nigerians, especially in Lagos of the richness and elegance of classical music. All of the interaction ultimately led to the formation of the Musical Society of Nigeria in 1983 with the primary objectives being to:

  • Promote the understanding and enjoyment of classical.
  • Promote the education of children in the performance and theory of music
  • Promote interaction between Nigerian and Non-Nigerian musicians
  • Promote the performance of serious music with emphasis on classical music
  • Provide facilities for the realization of the above mentioned objectives.
  • Raise funds from persons and organizations for the realization of these objectives. 


MUSON’s core activities are in the areas of:

  • Training and inspiring professional musicians and anyone interested in learning how to play any instrument.
  • Organizing classical concerts and staging the Annual MUSON Festival (which has featured performances by Grammy Award winning jazz artistes Al Jarreau, Smooth Jazz exponent Earl Klugh, Jimmy Dludlu and Nigeria’s own Lagbaja to mention a few).