Music Education & Courses

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Introduction

Music being one of the most profound human achievements is a universal sound which can create emotions and express feelings. It has a great soothing power and the talent in music is regarded as a wonderful gift of god. It requires lot of dedication and commitment on the part of the musician.

Eligibility

There is no specific qualification required to enter into this field. But to take up this course professionally, the basic requirement is 10+2. Many musicians begin their career in music by learning it at the early ages in their lives. The musician requires a good voice, genuine love for music, musical sense, versatility, creativity and stage confidence. Besides, the musician also requires publicity, contacts with right people, and money for training.

Job Scope and Career Options

Music has a variety of forms like classical, folk, jazz, pop, fusion etc., giving rise to lot of scope for a career.  There are also a variety of opportunities in this field. Some of the employment opportunities can be found in the following areas.

·        Television channels like Doordarshan

·        AIR and private FM channel stations

·        Music channels 

·        Government departments of culture and public relations

·        Production houses

·        Music troupes

·        Music research organisations as a musicologist

·        Music companies

·        Educational Institutions, Kala kendras etc. 

·        Hospitals as music therapist

·        Newspapers and magazines as music critic or correspondents

·        Self-employment through conducting private classes at home or opening a music school or producing and directing independent programmes 

Some of the music career options are as given below.

  • Song Composer / Song Writer
  • Music Publisher
  • Music journalist
  • Disc Jockeys / Video Jockeys
  • Music Therapist
  • Artist manager/PR
  • Singer / Performer
  • Producer
  • Artist / Music Management
  • Music Educator / Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Musicologist
  • Music Librarian

Some of the Colleges/Institutes offering Courses in Music

College / Institute

Andhra University, Vishakapatanam-530003

Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra , College of Music &Dance,New Delhi-110001

University of Delhi,Delhi-110007

Kala Academy's Goa College of Music,Panaji-403001

M.S.University,Baroda,Pushpa Baug,Vadodara-390002

Sangit Bhavan,Vishva-Bharati,P.O.Santiniketan-731235

University of Mysore,Crawford Hall,Mysore570005

Akhil Bhartiya Gandharv Mahavidyalay Mandal,Bhramanpuri,Miraj-416410

Indira Kala Sangit Viswavidyalay,Khairaghar-491881

Nagpur University,Rabindranath Tagore Marg,Nagpur-440001

SNDT Women's University,1 Nathibai Thakarsey Road, Mumbai-400020

Punjab University,sector-41,Chandighar-160014

Rukminidevi College of fine Arts-600041,Chennai

Faculty of Music and Fine Arts,Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi-221005

Rabindra Bharati University,B.T. Road,Kolkata.-700050

 

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