McNally Smith College of Music

Swarnabhoomi-Music-Academy-SidebarSwarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) is about 80 km south of the coastal metropolis of Chennai. SAM’s 4 acre campus is located in beautiful lush green surroundings where the soul of rural India shines. The breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, an awe inspiring night sky and a magical quietude provide a fitting backdrop for making creative music. In the centuries old traditional Indian gurukula system of learning for classical music, the student lives together with the teacher and acquires a much deeper educational experience that is as much learning about life as it is about music.

Blending this concept with a modern western educational system of learning and driven by a uniquely designed curriculum that focuses on true multiculturalism in music, SAM is a quintessential global music school. At SAM, learning happens 24 hours. To find an impromptu Clave-meets-Carnatic or Samba-meets-Kopanitsa jam sessions on tables with knives, spoons and forks in our dining room at any time of the day is part of everyday life here.

Due to the recently signed “International Experience Agreement,” McNally Smith students can take a semester to study abroad at SAM (and vice versa for SAM students).

more details visit : www.mcnallysmith.edu/admissions/study-abroad

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