Lucknow: Good news for Western music lovers! Bhatkhande Music Institute University, the most esteemed destination for learning Hindustani classical music, will now also impart training in Western classical music as well. The University administration has decided to launch courses in Western music, especially instrumental, from the next admission session.
Shruti Sadolikar Katkar, University Vice Chancellor and well-known Hindustani classical exponent, said that the initiative would immensely help those students who want to build a career in Western music outside India. We must not forget that Western music has a lot to teach us. She also added that the step to impart training in Western music would get a great response from various parts of the globe and the University will succeed in its motto to strengthen music education.
As per the sources, initially, the University will train students to play different types of Western musical instruments, like the piano and others coming under the brass and the strings category. Later, depending upon the response from students, the university will expand the domain of training. In a few months, the University will make appointments for faculty members to train students in Western music.