Apple is partnering with ace composer A.R. Rahman to open two new music labs at his schools called KM Music Conservatory (KMMC) . One lab will be based in the flagship campus in Chennai, while the other will be situated in the upcoming new campus in Mumbai.
The music labs are essentially Mac-equipped labs, where students will learn how to make music using Apple's music creation app, Logic Pro X. In addition to the labs, Apple is also giving 10 full-time musical scholarships for students from underprivileged backgrounds.
A R Rahman is a self-professed Logic Pro X loyalist and wants to familiarise his students with the software too.
“Music is a healer for today’s world and we share the same affinity and love of music with Apple Music," Rahman added. "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."
At Rahman's KM Music Conservatory, students undertake both part-time and full-time courses in Hindustani and Western classical music. A two-year diploma course can even continue their studies for a third year at Middlesex University, London, to complete a BA in Music.