Delhi School of Music – Pursue a career in Music

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Mainly responsible for infusing a musical thread in the cultural fabric of modern India, the Delhi School of Music continues manufacturing mellifluous voices since 1953 at Nyaya Marg, Chanakya Puri of New Delhi. The school was set up by the Delhi Music Society and concentrates its energies in essentially teaching Western classical music to its constituent students. It is the only institution of it’s kind in North India. Having admitted around 1300 students every year in its rolls, Delhi School of Music sets about to deliver musical tuitions in instrumental piano, guitar, violin, cello, clarinet, flute, recorder, saxophone, keyboard, drums as well as vocal and dance sections.

Delhi School of Music is also a nucleus for the examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, England as well as the Trinity College of Music, London. A lot of stress and emphasis is paid to individual performance, ensemble playing, aural development and musical appreciation. Many workshops are conducted by visiting artists and other musicians which act as the perfect platforms for musical deliberation and interaction. Moreover, the staff and the students of the school also derive maximum benefits from these workshops and work towards enhancing their musical acumen during events such as these. Not only this, periodic pupils concerts and other events are also organised which greatly help in the furtherance of the performance skills of the students.

The Delhi Music Society that was responsible for engineering the school is actually a voluntary, non-profit organisation that especially works to encourage and accelerate dissemination and enjoyment of music. Although the major highlight of the society was classical music, the trends have taken a turn and attention is being directed on western music lately. The Delhi Music Society was enrolled and registered under the Society Act in the year 1953. It’s primary objectives  revolve around the following:

1. To teach, promote and encourage music and dance.

2. To arrange concerts and recitals by visiting and local artists, and

3. To collaborate with similar other cultural organisations to encourage and develop among the musically inclined, an appreciation and understanding of western classical music.

       The Delhi Music Society teams up with institutions of its ilk. For instance, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the India International Center and cultural divisions and organisations of various foreign missions collaborate with the society. To add to the list, it also sponsors and put up concerts on its own. The social networks with music societies stationed in Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, and Bangalore. However, that is not all. It also arranges All-India tours for visiting artists. An array of internationally acclaimed performers from all pockets of the world have been presented by the society. In a bid to uplift and promote local talents, the society is increasingly trying to lay emphasis on musical performances by local artists.
The admission forms for the next quarter (October-December 2018) is starting from 1st -15th September. It is recommended to use Foxit Reader to fill the form. The admission form can be downloaded from the link given below:
1. Download the pdf version of the form via the aforementioned link. Fill it and save the file with your name.
2. Email it to [email protected] between 1st to 15th September 2018.
3. The forms submitted after 15th September will not be acknowledged by the institution.
4. The applicants will be informed latest by the last week of September.
5. DSM offers only two courses Certificate in Music (Hindustani/ Vocal) and Diploma in Music and well equipped with instruments like 450 Piano, 149 Keyboard, 152 Violin, 311 Guitar, 136 Electronic Keyboard, 37 Wind Instruments, 72 Drums and 149 Voice.
6. Those applying in certificate courses can be a holder of any Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
7. Applicants having passed 10+2 examination are also eligible to apply for the program.
8. The certificate courses are offered in four quarters per year – January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December.
9. Applicants may get enrolled themselves in the program by paying a requisite admission fee of Rs 1500.
With a series of special concerts, the society celebrated it’s Golden Jubilee in 2003-2004. Needless to say, the society and the school greatly work towards popularization and perpetuation of the music culture in India. It not only enhances musical prowess but also up your love of music by several notches.