Calcutta School of Music
|Calcutta School of Music|
|Motto in English||Teaching of music and nurturing talent.|
|President||Ms. Dickoo Nowroji|
|Vice-president||Mr. S.N. Medora|
|Location||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
Calcutta School of Music established in 1915 by Phillpe Sandre is one of the premier institutions of India, in the field of Western Classical music and Contemporary classical music. It was established in the year 1915 by Dr. Phillipé Sandré, a musician of considerable calibre, and a contemporary and friend of the famous composer Saint Saëns. It is probably the only school in the country which has such wide ranging canvas of musical disciplines covering both Indian and Western music, dance, speech training, elocution, and drama. The School is an important element of the city of Kolkata, providing liberal instruction in musical subjects on one hand, and also arranging orchestral, chamber and solo music training and concerts, as well as music appreciation sessions throughout the year. Many visiting luminaries of the musical world have visited the School throughout its existence. this include maestros Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern and Mstislav Rostropovich. The great sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar inaugurated the faculty of Indian Music & Dance during the year 1975.
The School was originally located at Wellesley Street in Central Calcutta. In the year 1972, the school moved into its own premises at Sunny Park. Its 90th anniversary is being celebrated in 2005-06. The school operates as a non-profit organization, and is managed by the principal under the guidance of the Governing Committee. His Excellency the Governor of West Bengal is a patron of the school.
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