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.