Chennai, Aug 10 (): It was a remarkable Eid this year, for famed musician AR Rahman. His very own dream music college KM College of Music and Technology has been set up in exclusive premises, which would house his 5-year-old KM Music Conservatory that offers latest music recording facilities.
The college was inaugurated by Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. along with his wife Nita Ambani. They were welcomed by melodious Sufi music, played by the artisans of the Conservatory.
The college shares its 27,000 sq ft campus with the Sunshine Orchestra that aims at developing music among the underprivileged. It will also serve as a platform for gaining direct industrial experience. The music facility prides itself with two floors lined with classrooms, independent recording studios for drums, piano and one-stringed instruments. It also has an auditorium, reading lounge and library.
KM College of Music and Technology is affiliated to the Middlesex University, London and offers full-time and part-time courses. A host of international and national faculty would form the core of the college. International faculties include Adam Greig, Gilles Denizot, Hratsjuhi Aramian and Brian Clarkes.
During the inaugural function, AR Rahman announced that the academy would focus on portraying music as an art form, rather than sporting a cinematic face. AR Rahman’s son, Ameen Rahman was also seen sharing the stage among other faculties of the institution.
When asked whether the college aims at producing more Oscars like the man himself, AR Rahman replied that students should ‘aim beyond the Oscars.’