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Honorary Doctorate for A R Rahman

By: By: Settu Shankar
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A.R. Rahman, the musical genius of India has been selected by the syndicate of Middlesex University, London, for a honorary doctorate.A R Rahman

Joe Victor , Regional Director of Middlesex University, met A.R.Rahman, Founder Principal and T.Selvakumar, Co-Founder & CEO of KM Music Conservatory in Chennai yesterday and put forward his University"s unanimous decision to award an Honorary Doctorate to A.R.Rahman, at the annual Graduation Ceremony to be held at Middlesex University, London in coming July.

KM Music Conservatory along with Audio Media Education, had begun in July 2008, to be the first music conservatory in India to specialize in Western, Indian music and Music Technology. The school hopes to train Indian students in Western music Performance, Composition and Music Technology at an internationally competitive level. The main aim of the instituion is to create India's own symphony orchestra with its own musicians.

The Conservatory has initiated a dialogue with the Regional Director South Asia of Middlesex University, London, to explore the possibility of developing an Academic Articulation for the Bachelor of Arts Honours Programmed for Music Composition and Music Performance.

The Degree from Middlesex University is for three years duration. The actual aim of KMC is to explore the possibility of offering the first two years of the Middlesex Programme at the KM Music Conservatory in Chennai while the final year will take place at the Middlesex University in London. These Courses are planned to start from January 2010.

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