Tamil University, Thanjavur

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Department of Music

 

Department of Music

To undertake research study on the origin and development of Music and the role of Tamil Music in the larger context of Indian Music and world Music To impart practical training in classical Music, dance forms and Folk Music To analyse the role of Music in an inter-disciplinary manner with Literature, Dance, Dance-Dramas, Sculpture and Archaeology and other relevant science subjects like Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Medicine To introduce and popularise rare Tamil musical compositions by conducting annual Music competitions, organising seminars and endowment lectures.

Courses Offered :

Master of Philosophy (MPhil Music)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil Dance)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Music)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Dance)
Certification Certificate Course in Music (CCCM)
Diploma Music (DM)

Distance Education :
Certification Certificate Course in Music (CCCM)
Certification Certificate Course in Dance (CCCD)
Certificate Course in Rhythamology
Diploma in Music Teaching
Diploma in Dance
Diploma in Dance Teaching
Bachelor of Arts (BA Music)
Master of Arts (MA Music)

Objectives

=> To undertake research on the origin and development of music and the role of Tamil music in the broader context of Indian Music and World Music.
=> To analyze the role of music from inter-disciplinary perspectives with Literature, Dance, Dance-Dramas, Sculpture and Archaeology and other relevant science subjects such as Physics, Maths, Computer Science and Medicine.
=> To popularize rare Tamil Musical compositions by conducting Annual Music competitions, organizing seminars and endowment lectures.
=> To identify and restructure the musical forms as found in the ancient Tamil literature
=> To preserve the musical contributions, photos and recordings of the traditional musicians, musicologists and to collect rare musical instruments.
=> To encourage students to undertake high level research study on Music leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.
=> To impart practical training on Classical music, dance forms and folk music.
=> To introduce and popularize music teaching at under graduate and Post graduate levels.

Activities

=> The Department has organized 27 seminars, 3 workshops and 5 Refresher courses
=> The faculty members of the department have completed 31 research projects
=> The faculty members have published 43 books and 13 Music CDs

 

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