With a view to promote the music education throughout Tamil Nadu and to encourage the youth who are interested in Music and to make them as eminent musicians, District Government Music Schools were started in the field of Vocal, Nadaswaram, Thavil, Devaram and Bharathanatyam. In the year 1997 music schools were started in the Districts of Thiruvarur, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirapalli, Salem, Pudukottai and in 1998 music schools were started Cuddalore, Villupuram, Tuticorin, Perambalur, Karur Districts and in 1999 music schools were started Kancheepuram, Thiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Sirkazhi (Nagapattinum), Sivagangai districts and in 2000 music schools were started Erode and Ramanathapuram districts. Violin and Mirudangam Courses were started in the year 2007-2008 in District Govt Music School.
First year and second year examinations for the students of District Music Schools are conducted by the respective schools and the final year examinations are conducted in theory, practical, allied subjects and viva-voce by the Department of Government Examination and issuing the certificate:-
|Three years certification course|
Minimum 7 th std passed (Those seeking admission in the Nadaswaram , Thavil and Devarm courses will be able to read and write in Tamil language.
Age limit - 13 to 25 years
Fees - Tuition fees – Nil , Special fees Rs 120/- per annum Admission fees as Rs 2/- and refundable caution deposit as Rs 30/- to be paid by the students along with first year fees.
Monday to Friday - 10 am to 4 pm ( Lunch break from 1 pm to 2 Pm) Holiday - Saturday , Sunday, Government holidays and Quarterly, Half yearly Exam holidays , Summer vacation leave in the month of May
220 working days in every academic year. Shortage of working days if any will be compensated by the respective schools by utilising the Saturdays as working days
|Students of Music Schools are provided with monthly stipend of Rs.400/- for 10 months based on attendance. Free text books are provided to students of Music Schools. Free bus pass concessions shall be provided as per Government rules in force||District music schools are being supervised by the concerned Assistant Director of Regional Culture centre . Head master is the controlling officer for the academic and administration of the school.|
Details of Government District Music Schools
|1||Kancheepuram||District Government Music School, Sadavaram, Kottai Kaval (Village), Chinna Kanchipuram, Orikai(PO),
Kancheepuram-631503. Telephone No : 044-27442261
|2||Thiruvannamalai||District Government Music School,
No.16/8, ThulasiIllam, Pavalakundru Madalayam Street,
Tiruvannamalai – 606 601. Telephone No : 04175 223545
|3||Salem||District Government Music School,
Art and Culture Campus, Thalavaipatti-Tirupathy kavundanoor Salai, Ayyamperumampatti (post), Salem – 636 302. Telephone No : 0427 2386975
|4||Krishnagiri||District Government Music School,
Krishnagiri – 635 001. Telephone No : 04343 234001.
|5||Erode||District Government Music School,
Erode – 638 005. Telephone No : 0424 2294365.
|6||Tiruchirapalli||District Government Music School,
Art and Culture Campus, No 32, Night Soil Road, Moolathoppu, Melur Road, Srirangam, Thiruchirappalli-620006. Telephone No : 0431 2434542.
|7||Karur||District Government Music School,
No.558, KaruppayiKoil Street,
Karur – 639 001. Telephone No : 04324 232123.
|8||Pudukottai||District Government Music School,
Pudukkottai – 622 001. Telephone No : 04322 225575.
|9||Perambalur||District Government Music School,
No.15, K.C.Complex, 12th Ward, Ramakrishnan Street, Vilamuthur Road,
Perambalur - 621 212. Telephone No : 04328 225466.
|10||Villupuram||District Government Music School,
Municipality Play ground campus,
Villupuram – 605 602. Telephone No : 04146 220178.
|11||Cuddalore||District Government Music School,
Old District Co-operative Registrar Building, Sub-Jail Road, Cuddalore – 607 001. Telephone No : 04142 232021.
|12||Sirkazhi (Nagapattinum)||District Government Music School,
5/19, Puzhukappettai Street, Sirkazhi-609100. Telephone No : 04364 274611.
|13||Thiruvarur||District Government Music School,
No.41, Vasan Nagar,
Thiruvarur – 610 001. Telephone No : 04366 242499.
|14||Ramanathapuram||District Government Music School,
No.14, Palace Street,
Ramanathapuram – 623 501. Telephone No : 04567 220104.
|15||Sivagangai||District Government Music School,
No.47, Sathiyamoorthy Street, Sivagangai – 630 561. Telephone No : 04575 240021.
|16||Tirunelveli||District Government Music School,
870/21, NGO "B" Quarters,
Tirunelveli – 627 007. Telephone No : 0462 2551400.
|17||Tuticorin||District Government Music School,
Guruzpuram, Community Hall,
Tuticorin – 628 001. Telephone No : 0461 2300605.