this school would be for students wishing
to pursue music courses either as a profession
or a vocation.
He lamented that India, though rich and
diverse in music, lacks symphony orchestras.
To set this right, the students trained
in the institute will pursue learning to
play in a symphony orchestra. Initially,
it will be formed partially with Indian
and foreign students; however, he aims at
creating one entirely for Indian students.
KM Conservatory of Music, for the time
being, will be operated from the place adjacent
to his studio in Kodambakkam. But about
three acres of land has already been acquired
in the suburbs in which class rooms, recording
studios, concert hall and residences for
faculties and students residing outside
the city will be built. KM Conservatory
of Music will operate in collaboration with
Audio Media Education, an Apple certified
institution. It has also been disclosed
that talks are on with the University of
Madras to grant Deemed University status
to this institution.
When the reporters quizzed him on the why
he had named the school KM, the maestro
refused to divulge it and said the explanation
behind the title will remain a secret close
to his heart.
On composing music for the films of the
Superstar, Rahman said he had worked with
him several times earlier; his current projects
with Rajini are Sultan the Warrior and Robot.