On July 5, 2019, the Hamazkayin Parsegh Ganatchian Music School held a graduation ceremony for the 2018–19 academic year under the auspices of Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, Prelate, at the Prelacy’s Yerjo Samuelian–Tricolor Hall.
The program began with the national anthems of Lebanon and Armenia, after which Tamar Snabian-Surchian, director of the Hamazkayin Schools of Fine Arts, welcomed the guests. She noted that the music school has a 35-year history and is the only Armenian-language music school in Lebanon. She said it is a celebration to see the graduates on the stage, a celebration because they have been able to gather around culture. She said the educational hearth of Hamazkayin is true to its mission and continues to navigate the endless oceans at the cost of great sacrifices. The administration, trustees, regional executive board, faculty, and staff all believe that the students are worthy of everyone’s affection. She added that the parents and faculty are proud because they have succeeded in drawing the teenagers toward art and music.
Angela Bujikian then presented Chopin’s Nocturne No. 21 in C minor, Op. posth.; George Manoogian interpreted Tosti’s song, “Good-Bye!” and Nina-Rita Beoyukian performed Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 72, No. 1, on piano.