KM Music Conservatory

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KM Music Conservatory
Motto"Become the Future of Music"
Academic staff
Location, ,
13°02′46″N 80°13′05″E / 13.046186°N 80.217968°E / 13.046186; 80.217968Coordinates: 13°02′46″N 80°13′05″E / 13.046186°N 80.217968°E / 13.046186; 80.217968

KM Music Conservatory (KMMC) is a higher education institution founded in 2008 by the A. R. Rahman foundation. Located in Arumbakkam, Chennai, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the conservatory offers a range of part-time and full-time courses in Hindustani and Western classical music and music technology. Composer A. R. Rahman serves as head principal of the conservatory, and Fathima Rafiq as executive director.


Courses at KMMC are taught by an international group of full-time and part-time faculty from India, Europe and the US, specialising in musical performance, music theory and analysis, music history, musicology and music technology. Faculty experience includes professional work in the music industry as well as academic expertise in teaching and researching music in higher education.[1]

KMMC is developing a newly founded symphony orchestra, to serve as resident studio orchestra for AR Rahman's compositions and to perform for the general public in Chennai and elsewhere in India.[2]

In 2009 Sri Lankan composer Dinesh Subasinghe and Bangladesh composer Emon Shah became the first international students to join KMMC.

KM College of Music and Technology[edit]

KMMC became a full-fledged college offering degrees and diplomas in 2013. Students of KM have participated for the great composer and its founder A.R.Rahman's many movie scores, concerts and Audio CDs.[3] Their first-ever official release was Rhyme Skool with Katrina Kaif with Sa Re Ga Ma Productions and Katrina Kaif.[4]


  1. ^ Krupa, Lakshmi (10 August 2013). "A.R. Rahman opens new vistas with music college". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Rahman's music conservatory in June". Screen. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  3. ^ Krupa, Lakshmi (11 August 2013). "In a class of his own". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Katrina Kaif and AR Rahman launched 'Rhyme School with Katrina Kaif'". Rahman 360º. Retrieved 24 October 2017.