Exam Date: 27 Jun, 2021 - 29 Jun, 2021
Our country, “India” is a land of diversity. With a different culture present in every few kilometres covered by land. With each culture comes a set of music and other practices which is identical to them. As time progressed, more research was done on these and academic records were made. Today, the students of music learn this knowledge to contribute to the Vast and diverse Music Industry of India.
India, with the many languages, it comes in, also has different Film Industries which creates opportunities for these talents. Freelancing or working alongside a band is also an option for aspiring talents in the music industry.
The eligibility criteria for Music courses are simpler in comparison to other courses, but more weightage is given to the talent of the candidate amidst everything else.
Along with entrance tests and counselling sessions, some other basic qualifications are also looked at, for enrolling in music courses. These include some basic education and other norms. These are:-
The candidate must have cleared 10th and +2, with a minimum aggregate of 50% or above in the latter.
Most of the institutes do not insist on an entrance exam. But if there is an entrance exam, the students will be selected based on a cut-off mark, which will be decided by the college.
Bachelor’s degree in music or an undergraduate degree with music as honours or a subject, with a minimum aggregate of 45% or above.
Most of the institutes conduct an entrance exam test with a cut-off percentage.
The candidates who have cleared the exam are asked to attend the counselling before their selection is finalized.
The selection of candidates is mostly based on merit and counselling. Some institutes prefer Entrance exams, but these are institutional level exams or CET (Common Entrance Test). This is applicable for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses. But students aspiring for PhD are supposed to attend the UGC-NET exam.
Common Entrance Test (CET) for Under Graduate and Post Graduate
These are MCQ type exams, curated by the employees of the college depending on the course or courses the exam is supposed to help choose candidates for.
UGC-NET (University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test) for PhD.
It is considered as the top-most entrance exam for the postgraduates. The rank obtained by a candidate in this exam is considered for many opportunities that the candidate may or may not consider.
In the field of music, there are more opportunities in the private entertainment sector. These offer better pay as well as job opportunities that suit the taste of a student. Job security is purely dependent on your performance. If you have the skills, people will be willing to pay good money for your job.
In the Government sector, the job opportunities are available in AIR (All India Radio), Commission of Fine Arts, National Capital Arts, and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Government Colleges, etc.
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Bachelor of Arts in Music or Bachelor of Music is usually a 3-year long course, but some universities are offering 4-year courses as well. The course is broken down into 2 semesters per educational year and covers the vast world of music gracefully ensuring an all-round experience for the student. Some of the subjects taught in these courses are: -
History of Indian Music
Classification of Rag
Notation and its evolution
Music and its forms
Tal and Rag
Significance of Music in religion
Law of Acoustics
Literature and Music
Vocal and Instrumental
Unlike many other work sectors, passion and commitment to your work are of utmost importance in a field such as this. Success can be a long shot with years of struggle which can only be traversed if you have passion for it, in your heart. Then again, there are stable job options in this field as well, which will always have your back.
With the advancements being made in Artificial Intelligence and smart technologies, in general, it is only natural to see the use of such platforms in the music Industry. Along with these new music genres also takes shape, such as EDM (Electronic Dance Music), for example. Usage of ECU’s in musical instruments to reduce human error and to improve the output clarity is another tech. Some of the important trends are:
A.I. influenced music platforms.
Computerized Musical Instruments
Mixed Culture music
Depending on several factors, there are plentiful opportunities available in the field of music. These factors are technical knowledge, experience, talent, creativity, etc. The annual salary packages can be low as a beginner, but as time progresses and if you prove your worth, this will improve. For finding success in most of these jobs a little talent, lots of hard work, and an accompaniment of capability to “Think outside the box” is a must.
Most of these jobs are fun, with the opportunity for you to explore your creative side. Some job profiles under music include: -
An Artist or a Performer are people who perform music in both a recording studio and in front of a live audience and recordings.
They perform in orchestras, symphonies, tunes, bands, and other sorts of musical groups as well.
They may have multiple different roles from being a vocalist to an instrumentalist.
A composer’s duty lies in composing and coordinating music in a unique manner which is then used in different media platforms.
The scores would have to be technically correct in order to have a flawless performance by the many performers for that piece of composition ranging from choruses to theme songs to being used by musicians and bands.
Music Directors lead bands, for example, orchestras and choirs. They select music to perform, manage performances, and work with artists to ensure that they perform well. They lead practices and performances.
A Music Producer will produce all of the aspects of a song to make it cohesive and convey the meaning as intended by the musicians.
A Lyrics writer is involved in the task of writing the wording and phrases of the song to be sung
A Sound broadcaster deals with creating new sound effects and the interweaving of various genres of music based on demand for a project.
Sound technicians use technical knowledge and expertise to produce and manipulate the sound for a range of performances and recordings.
Under the current conditions of the pandemic, no word of confirmation can be made on the future of this field. With no sort of public gathering being permitted and legal restrictions over the working environment, most of the works in this field have come to a halt for now. Under the current conditions, where only the essential services are being permitted to operate, such arts and industry would be at the last portion of that list.
When things start to get better, and life is back to normal we can expect some of the below companies to recruit and offer good jobs: -
Amazon India Software Development Center Pvt Ltd
Inox Leisure Ltd
Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Orchestras and Bands
For an Industry as fluctuating as the music, payments are highly dependent on many variables. These variables are fame, talent, ease to work with, etc. With passion and talent in your heart, along with hard work, you should be successful in this field as well. There are some steady paying technical jobs as well, but the most rewarding ones are still not the safest. Some of these jobs are: -
Rs. 7 – 13.5 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
Rs. 4.5 – 10.5 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
Rs. 7.4 - 13 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
Rs. 3 – 8 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
Rs. 2 to 7 Lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
Rs. 1.5 – 4.5 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
Lecturer or Professor
Rs. 2.5 – 6.5 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
Rs. 3 - 7 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)
With hard work and consistency, you can acquire many skills required for succeeding in music but having a tinge of talent can go a long way. Some of the skills that are required despite the ones already mentioned are:
Communication– This particular skill can help you connect better with your colleagues and help you build lasting relations which can go a long way in this industry.
Technical Knowledge– In these evolving times, where everything requires digital technology and aids, it is a basic necessity to know the technical side of music. There are many technical aspects involved with music, music production, recording, etc.
The courses on “Music” have been curated in such a way that the disciple on finishing the course will have A to Z knowledge of the basics of knowledge over which a much bigger character of music can be built. The course exposes a student to the theoretical as well as practical sides of music.
If the Undergraduate Courses in Music doesn’t satisfy your desire for knowing music, then, Postgraduate and PhD is always an option for higher studies. Such courses don’t just teach you more about music but also helps in establishing your prowess over ‘Music’.
It’s not something you choose for a normal life, you do it for the love you have for music in your heart. Without passion, there will be no place for you in this field.
Postgraduate and PhD open up new pastures for a candidate in terms of opportunity which would have otherwise been left unexplored.
Being creative, curiosity about learning different music styles and the discipline to practice music through rehearsals and performances.
History of music, different types of ragas, practical or theatrical performance, etc. The course covers all aspects of music, ensuring that the disciple is ready for every job related to music.
If your query is for certificate course in performing arts - karnatak music offered by IGNOU then admission is open, and you can register at https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/index.php/site/index
the eligibility criteria to pursue this course is passed 10th standard from a recognized board, the course is for a duration of six months, and the course fee is Rs 3600, you can check out the complete details at https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/index.php/site/programme-detail?id=0baf0a844eaaec45073e5f35fa47fc33d7cbe2c2079c2f53d935379dc68190b31053
After completing your class 12 the courses you can pursue for Music are:
These courses are for Bachelors Degree course and the duration is of 3 years.
After completion of your Bachelors you can go for Higher Degree like:
Some of the Job descriptions you may get:
For Diploma in Music colleges you may visit the link below:
For Degree Colleges in India you may visit:
I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
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Some of the best Music Universities in the world are the following
The Juilliard School
Berklee college of Music
Yale School of Music
New England conservatory of Music
University of Southern California Thornton school of music
The Royal Academy of Music
Royal College of Music
Curtis Institute of Music
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