CM Rio with scholarship recipients on January 7. (Photo: TaFMA)
KOHIMA, Jan. 9 (MExN): The first batch of Prime Minister Music Scholarship recipients have been sent to Tamil Nadu by Prime Minister Niveu Rio to undergo a three-month dedicated professional course at KM Music Conservatory (KMMC), Arumbakkam, Chennai.
According to a press release issued by Task Force for Music and the Arts (TaFMA) Project Director Dr Hovithal Soto on Sunday, the trio – Vikhietuonuo Rutsa, Binthu Newmai and Vitolu Zhimomi, were selected, following an open announcement inviting outstanding artists to apply for the grant. put out.
The project manager informed that 7 applicants were eligible to sit for the interview, after which the two-member interview panel from KMMC and TaFMA recommended four artists. “But due to unavoidable circumstances, one of the candidates was unable to benefit from the scholarship,” he added. Candidates will get a scholarship of Rs 4,000 each with travel and accommodation expenses and a monthly stipend of Rs 10,000.
He added that KMMC was founded by Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer and musician Dr. A. R. Rahman offers a wide range of part-time and full-time music courses in Hindustani, Western classical and music technology. Dr. Abdel Rahman is also the Director of the Conservatory.
Meanwhile, TaFMA expressed its gratitude to CM for the initiative which it said will help musicians grow to their fullest potential. He also extended his best wishes to the candidates.