SIFF Young Artiste, the online academy for learning music and dance across genres, has invited applications for its virtual courses. Young Artiste offers online courses in music and dance with a quality focused SIFF comprehensive curriculum, enabling students to become practising artists.
While the batches in departments of Indian Vocal, Kathak and Keys have already started, more batches are being added and applications are open for departments including Carnatic Vocal, Hindustani Vocal, Western Vocal, and Bollywood Dance as well. Interested candidates can go online and register at https://www.youngartiste.com/
These courses aim to provide a comfortable platform for beginners in the arts looking to start their artistic journey, for intermediate learners striving to expand their repertoire, and advanced students looking to supplement their regular classes. Students will be trained via online live classes, supported by guided practice sessions, creative assignments, group learning, and performance and collaboration opportunities in a multi-year curriculum.
The uniqueness of the teaching method is the special focus on foundational knowledge at the beginner level, skill refinement in intermediate and creative projects with practical application in advanced levels.
Students will receive the Young Artiste certification at the end of each year on completion of the requirements of their curriculum. The certification is based on a continuous evaluation of the learning, practice, participation in performances workshop as well as integrated assessments that are conducted throughout the year.
“The beauty of the curriculum is that it creates a learning ecosystem that will cater to all kinds of learners - across skill levels and age groups. We are currently focusing on the categories we have launched, and we have plans to expand into more areas of Music and Dance particularly now. We know that students are eagerly waiting for courses in Hindustani and Carnatic Vocals, and that's what we have in store for the upcoming Departments, along with Western Vocals and Bollywood Dance.”, says Kavita Iyer, co-founder of Young Artiste.
“If kids start early in this system, they would have already learnt most of the art form by the time they are old enough to decide how to take it further. The favorable position helps in making an efficient decision, thus. Their foundation is also very strong since learning at a young age is super-effective,” says Uma, head of technology and operations.
The Young Artiste curriculum is created by an artistic team of educators, technologists, musicians, dancers, art enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs. Eminent advisors and mentors are involved in the formation of this institution and have created a curriculum that is relevant to today’s needs. The panel consists of Veteran Artists such as Madhavi Mudgal, Nikhitha Gandhi, Keba Jeremiah, N Rajam (the erstwhile HoD and Dean at the Banaras Hindu University), Rudrapatnam Thyagarajan (Professor of Carnatic Vocals at Jain University), and Uday Bhawalkar (Guru at ITC’s Sangeet Research Academy).