India’s 1st Bachelors Degree in Music introduced, Furtardos School of Music and NMIMS School of Performing Arts partner to make it possible


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From L-R Clint Valladares managing director of the Berklee India Exchange, Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS , Louis banks, Dharini Upadhyaya Co CEO FSM

A degree in Music is not an alternate anymore. Students can pursue their passion and make a career in music with the deemed Bachelor’s degree introduced by Furtardos School of Music (FSM)  and NMIMS School of Performing Arts, This is a three year residential programme, where students learn all forms of music. The biggest names in the music world today will mentor the big names of tomorrow.

Commenting on the same Dharini Upadhyaya Co – CEO, Furtardos School of Music said; ‘There is a lack of organized music education in the country. Change nothing and nothing changes. This motivated us to partner with NMIMS and set up a degree course in Music. Nurturing the next generation of musicians is central to FSM’s work, so I’m delighted with this collaboration. We will be able to train and nurture some of the most gifted young musicians of our country.”

From L-R Dharini Upadhyaya CO CEO FSM Dr. Meena Chintamaneni. Registrar Mr. Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor , Divya Shrivatava, Associate Dean, School of Performing Arts , Clint Valladares managing director of the Berklee India

A studio at the institute

Commenting on the same Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor NMIMS School of Performing Arts said; “this historic collaboration is transformative for the music enthusiast. We are thrilled to expand FSM’s footprint and collaborate with a partner like NMIMS School of Performing Arts in providing the best possible training experience for our fellows.”

Students wanting to take admission need to have passed their HSC exams or equivalent. There is no minimum percent as eligibility criteria. However, all students have to give an audition and meritorious students will be selected.

About Furtardos School of Music

Furtados School of Music (FSM) was founded in July, 2011, with a vision to make quality music education accessible to children and individuals, young and old, making the entire learning process fun-filled, joyous and memorable.

In a short span of time FSM has grown not only in number of centers and schools offering its programmes, but also in the number of instruments taught and the faculty to capably support it. We are driven and motivated by our conviction of the immense merits of music learning having a powerful impact on the all-round development of our students, paving the way for their bright and successful future. Today, FSM spans 45 points of presence across schools and centres, imparting music education to over 25,000 students.

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