Interested in joining the music school setup by Sir AR Rahman ? Then your dreams are not away. A R Rahman is all set to open the music school in January 2009.
He has acquired land for his dream project, near Chennai Airport and is planning to start the work very soon. Talking about the music school Rahman feels that the young talented musicians in our country, who want to learn Western classical music, have nowhere seriously creative to go. According to him, he need to cultivate a taste for Western symphonic music so that an average musically-inclined young musician would be as enthused about learning the violin as the star”
The land purchase puts Rahman’s dream plan into third gear. “We’ll soon be working round-the-clock. I want it to be one of the best music schools in our country.” adds Rahman . So make the fingers crossed, young singers and musicians! You are really going to be the next Rock star.
The auditions will be started at the end of this month and candidates are selected purely on the basis of talent and attitude. The admissions to A R Rahman school will be on June and fees are not yet finalized.
KM Music Conservatory
5, Dr.Suburaya Nagar 5th Street,
Kodambakkam, Chennai 600024.
Tamil Nadu, India.
PH: +91 44 – 43444786 (100 Lines)
What previous experience is required to apply?
An aptitude for music is all that is required to join in the Preparatory program, but the foundation and Bachelor’s Degree level is for serious professionals who are willing to take Music as a full time profession.
What does audition & interview process involve?
We will schedule an audition with the faculty, and you have to prepare 2 pieces of your choice to play or sing, showing a variety of style andability. If you have a live accompanist or accompaniment CD you are required to bring them. During the audition there will also be a short interview.
Is housing available for students?
Housing is not included in the tuition fees, however we can help you find housing and accommodation near the school.
How do I apply and schedule an audition?
If you are interested in applying and setting up an audition, please fill out the online enquiry in the Registration page. On receiving your enquiry, we will mail you the relevant details.
What is the cost of the Prospectus ?
The cost of the Prospectus is Rs.1,100/- which has to be paid as Demand Draft favoring KM Music Conservatory, payable at Chennai.
What are the deadlines?
The deadline to send in your application is 31st May. Auditions will be held during the month of June. The admission decision will be made by June 15th , and you will be notified shortly thereafter. The classes will commence on July, 16th.
Where are the Auditions held?
All Auditions will be held at the KM Music Conservatory in Chennai.
Do I need my own instrument?
Yes. Students are required to have their own instrument upon starting the program. If you do not already have an instrument, you may purchase one through the conservatory, which may be offered at a subsidized rate.
What other supplies do I need?
Students in the Bachelor Degree Program will be required to purchase an Apple laptop. Programs and software used in the curriculum are only compatible with Apple computers. These can also be purchased through the conservatory at subsidized prices. Students in the Foundation Program may also purchase laptops, however it is optional.
Are scholarships available?
Scholarships will be available to outstanding students, based on their financial need and an exemplary audition.