20032019-JC-01.qxd 3/19/2019 6:02 PM Page 1 c m y b CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 20 MARCH 2019 Instrumental, vocal, composing, sound engineering and management, a career in music industry has a lot of choices USHA ALBUQUERQUE M USIC has always been thought of as a leisure activity — we listen to it, play an instrument, sing, dance, watch performances…But now to make a living out of music is what many young people want to do. Is that possible? There is no doubt that you need to have the talent to become an AR Rehman, Sonu Nigam or Shubha Mudgal, but with the increasing popularity of TV and the digital media and with people enjoying greater amounts of leisure and discretionary income, the performing arts have become more widely popular and acceptable. And so its not surprising that many are wanting to pursue careers in this field. There are many new careers for those interested in making a career in music. You can choose to be a performer, a composer or song writer, music arranger, music journalist, or music teacher, radio or disc jockey, music therapist, sound recorder, conductor, music technologist/ engineer, artist manager, or work with music recording companies, in the music business and in the music industry. Tune in to creativity set up by the AR Rahman Foundation offers a range Many Indian of part-time and full-time students are also courses in western and seeking admission in music Hindustani classical music schools abroad. These include: and music technology. The ■ Juilliard School of Music, courses which encourage New York, www.juillard.edu students to take up careers in performing or composing possibly the most prestigious performing arts educational music can lead to institution in the world, internationally recognised admission to which requires degree from Middlesex University, huge talent and a solid UK. KMMC also offers a range of repertoire of musical short time courses in instrumental work and vocal music. ISTOCK MUSIC MANAGEMENT SOUND ENGINEERING Music or sound engineering involves recording, mixing and dubbing or mastering sounds and music on machines. Music technologists and sound engineers are responsible for the overall recording quality of music and for interpreting the producer’s or music director’s ideas into reality. They can work in music and film recording studios, background sound, broadcast, dubbing studios, recording companies or on the sets of live shows, concerts and events. This is a good option for those with musical talent and technical skills. Getting in Getting in requires more than talent. While some amount of inborn talent, a genuine love and interest in music, a good sense of tone and rhythm, is essential, you also require great versatility, strong creative ability and also heaps of confidence, particularly if you plan to become a performer. In addition, some marketing savvy, good contacts and the ability to make them, and some financial support can go a long way in setting the stage for a successful career. Often talent can be recognised at a young age and subsequently nurtured through the years, with the right kind of training and exposure. Training in music is now provided by a large number of schools and institutions. There are many prominent institutions for Indian music — among them is Kalakshetra in Chennai and the Sangeet Natak Academy in Delhi. Examinations for these courses are conducted at the certificate, degree and the diploma level. There are also several universities that offer degree courses in music — BA in music (Indian/ west- INSTITUTE WATCH (INDIA) ■ The KM Music Conservatory Music Management is a recent career option, which like in the western world, involves managing the music of a particular musician or group/band of musicians. Music management involves planning, organising and negotiating of a musician’s career. The work involves meeting with radio and television producers and getting air time for their artist, negotiating with recording companies and programme sponsors etc. Experience and training in music as well as a some management skills help to be successful in the field. In some cases, music producers get into becoming music managers for a particular artiste or group. ern/ Hindustani etc). Course areas include Indian music, western VIDEO & music, theory, music DISC JOCKEYS r career interpretation, history pula This is now a po with talent and of music, composing, e option for thos ation skills. With voice instruction etc. ic good commun rious music There are also diplothe advent of va and radio, DJs ma and certificate channels on TV od demand. go courses in music. and VJs are in Western classical music training is also offered by many private Job prospects schools and institutes — Today there are an increasoften affiliated to examin- ing number of job openings ing bodies such as The for students willing to put Royal Schools of Music in time and dedicated effort and the Trinity School of into their musical training. Music. Among the better While at school and college recognised is the Delhi students can try experiSchool of Music, which menting with performances offers courses in learning at clubs and college funcguitar, piano, cello, violin, recorder, and flute. Similar is the Calcutta School of Music, and the Bangalore School of Music. tions, and so put their talent on test. Some artists have been able to command attention and move onto the pursuit of their art as a full-time career. But the numbers are few. Competition in this field is intense. Most musicians take whatever work they can find and try to supplement their income with another job, until they can make a good break. Some musicians have been teaming up with film makers and music directors to take out their own music videos. This is one area which has witnessed a mushrooming of young talent. Disc jockeys are also much in demand and receive employment in discotheques, five-star hotels and restaurants. Youngsters with a good knowledge of popular music can also join the television as video jockeys, they can also work as radio jockeys for the radio stations. Musicians and composers are also employed by academies, kala kendras, Doordarshan, All India Radio, music channels, production houses, television studios, and teaching institutions. 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Bachelor's degree holders in any discipline who have studied physics at the Class XII level are eligible for admission. ■ The Satyajit Ray Film and Television ■ Royal College Institute, conducts a three-year full-time of Music, London residential postgraduate diploma course www.rcm.ac.uk part of the in cinema audiography. Bachelor’s ABRSM (the Associated Board degree holders who have studied of the Royal Schools of Music), physics at the Class XII level are eligible dedicated to teaching the art of ing of books on for admission. performance and with an alumni the performing like Benjamin Britten, and ■ The MGR Government Film and arts, holding priAndrew Lloyd Webber, composer Television Institute, CIT Campus, of musicals like Evita, vate classes at Chennai, offers diploma in film Phantom of the Opera, home, producing technology and television production and Jesus Christ (sound recording and engineering). and directing indeSuperstar. Candidates who have cleared Class XII with pendent prophysics and chemistry or diploma holders in grammes. electrical or electronic engineering or As a music tech■ Berklee electronics and communication nologist or sound School of Music, in engineering are eligible for admission. engineer, you can Boston, www.berklee.edu/ ■ The Centre for Development of look for openings in ideal for those looking for a Imaging Technology (C-DIT), career in pop music, music and film Thiruvananthapuram, offers onerecording studios, year PG diploma in science and ■ Curtis Institute of Music in broadcast and dubdevelopment communication for Philadelphia, www.curtis.edu graduates in any discipline. bing studios, television which has produced some of the most accomplished channels and software ■ The Keltron Advanced Training musicians in the world companies. 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Animation and Media Arts, Mumbai, conducts a three-year BA With the flourishing degree course in music production and composition, and a two-year music and film industry, fulltime course in sound recording Bollywood is a big draw for ■ Christ University, Bangalore, offers a bachelor’s degree course many looking for a career in in western classical music (voice, piano and wind instruments) music, but the mercurial focusing on basics like theory of music as well as ear training and nature of the opportunities sight reading and the use of music in various fields. available can be rather ■ ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, conducts courses daunting. You can be on in music, instrumental and vocal safer ground in careers such as a music writer, jingle composer, sound designer, music publisher, music producer, music teacher and so on. The entertainment business with stage shows, performing arts in music and dance, and any number of events has also increased opportunities. 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