The main objective of the Calcutta School of Music
is the teaching of music and nurturing talent. The School has over 1000 students on its rolls, taught by 38 teachers of Western Music and Dance and 14 of Indian Music, all highly qualified. The School offers many kinds of courses to suit the various needs of the students.
During the registration of the Society incorporating the school, the following clauses inter alia, were appended as its objectives in the Memorandum:
- To promote the study, practice and knowledge of music in the City of Calcutta, and the neighbourhood, and to give or arrange concerts and musical entertainments.
- To promote and manage a School for instruction in (a) every kind of musical instrument (b) theory of music (c) counterpoint, harmony and composition (d) orchestration (e) conducting of orchestra (f) voice production (g) singing, recitation and diction (h)dance
- To produce, give or arrange concerts of all description, including concerts by pupils of the Society's School, for charitable or other purposes; concerts of the Calcutta Chamber Orchestra
- To promote the instruction of all forms of European, Indian and Oriental Musical Instruments and the development of music and theory appertaining thereto.
- To provide scholarships and provide free tuition for worthy and needy pupils who have shown particular talent . These scholarships are open to School pupils and Calcutta Chamber Orchestra players
The School is structured to help nurture talent shown by students, guiding them to obtain scholarships to study abroad. Some of these bright and deserving students have gone to Germany, the USA (Julliard School), Russia, Czech Republic, and have acquitted themselves admirably. Teachers of the School too have benefited from scholarships like the “Charles Wallace India Trust”, which has enabled them to be trained in the UK for teaching the Kodaly method to the very young children.