Apple is partnering with ace composer A.R Rahman to open two new music labs at his schools.
One lab will be based in KM Music Conservatory’s (KMMC) flagship campus in Chennai, while the other will be situated in the upcoming new campus in Mumbai.
The Mac-equipped labs will enable students to learn how to make music using Apple’s music creation app, Logic Pro X.
Apple will also give 10 full-time musical scholarships to students from underprivileged backgrounds.
Rahman who is a self-professed Logic Pro X loyalist wants to introduce the software to his students.
“Music is a healer for today’s world and we share the same affinity and love of music with Apple Music,” Rahman said.
“The labs and scholarships at KMMC make an invaluable contribution to helping to develop the talents of tomorrow’s musicians and composers. For over 20 years, I’ve been a loyal Logic Pro user and am excited to be on this journey together with Apple.”
Students enrolled at the composer’s KM Music Conservatory undertake both part-time and full-time courses in Hindustani and Western classical music.
A two-year diploma course gives students the option to continue their studies for the third year at Middlesex University, London, to complete a BA in Music.