Overtaking John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts's 'Conservatory Project', AR Rahman’s Music Conservatory, In Chennai, Plans New Programs
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“Oscar wining music composer AR Rahman’s prestigious KM Music Conservatory is reportedly proposing to launch preparatory program in various instruments. It is proposing to offer this 2-5 years program in French Horn, Saxophone, Flute, Double Bass, Trumpet, Oboe, Trombone, and Clarinet.
There are no age restrictions for admission into this specially designed program. It is currently offered in Harp, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Cello, Hindustani and Western Voice, Guitar, and Viola.
Conservatory also offers 1-2 years Foundation Program and three years Degree Program under affiliation of Middlesex University in United Kingdom (UK). …
Founded by Rahman (who is also its Principal), KM Music Conservatory in Kodambakkam area of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state of India envisions expanding the horizon of musicians in India by offering education in both Indian and Western music besides music technology and its mission is to provide students with a strong artistic, intellectual, and technical foundation.”
Spicezee News "AR Rahman’s Music Conservatory plans new programs in instruments" November 27, 2009
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Rahman converted to Sufism — a mystical form of Islam — in the late 1980s.
Chennai is on a flat coastal plain, as shown on the Landsat 7 map, above.