S.Rajam’s (Music Appreciation notes)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Varsity affiliation for Haridhos Giri School of Music

By Charukesi

Affiliation has been granted to the Swami Haridhos Giri School of Music by the Madras University. This welcome news was conveyed by the Head of the Department of Indian Music, Madras University, Rajashri Sripathy, while presiding over the seventh anniversary of the music school run by the Narada Gana Sabha Trust.

Participating in the function as the chief guest, she complimented the honorary director of the school, vidwan P.S. Narayanaswamy and the other faculty members vidushi R.S. Jayalakshmi and vidwan C.R. Vaidyanathan, and advised the students to avail of the opportunity of utilising the services of such stalwart gurus.  The Certificate from the University will help the students to take up teaching music in schools and colleges, she said. She asked the students to practice every day, what they were taught in the class, for their own benefit.
 The students of the advanced school of music presented a musical programme for a couple of hours starting with the Gaula varnam of  Mayuram Viswanatha Sastri and concluding with the Khamas tillana of Patnam Subramania Iyer.   Vidwan Govindarajan accompanied the students on the mridangam, while Meera provided violin accompaniment.

Students who have taken the degree in academic courses and have completed the three-year course of advanced music imparted by the school are straightaway granted admission to the one year course so that they can receive the Certificate of the University of Madras (a student has already enrolled this year). Rajashri gave away the completion certificate to two outgoing students K. Keerthana and V. Rukmini (2014-2017 batch). 

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