Global Music Institute (GMI)—India
Global Music Institute (GMI) works to promote cross-cultural musical dialogue and exchange, especially between contemporary and more traditional and folkloric styles of music, through its diverse local, national, and international faculty.
GMI believes that the power of music transcends linguistic, economic, cultural, and intellectual barriers and envisions a local-to-global music community in which all people, genres, cultures, instruments, and sounds are in a state of dynamic collaboration and learning.
Music education at GMI is viewed as a holistic learning experience that is important at every stage of a person's life and development. The institute believes in developing well-rounded students who have a deep awareness and understanding of musical diversity. It also works to sensitively represent the many positive effects of musical education and learning as comprehensively as possible.
Aims and Philosophy
GMI provides musicians with a full-time engagement with the profession and art of music. The first two years of the graduate diploma program are focused on establishing a foundation in the core elements of music while the third year is for directed study, mentorship, career-development, and student-led projects. Students learn to approach the field of music in a comprehensive and responsible manner, developing strong professional personalities along with individual artistic identities that will enable them to negotiate the many facets of a career in music.
The program, contemporary in its content and approach, includes interdisciplinary instruction in Hindustani music, Western classical music and world music. It offers group and private instruction, ensembles, ear training, music theory, music technology, seminars, workshops, and performance opportunities at the GMI campus and outside, enabling students to become versatile performing artists. New Delhi has a number of cultural centres, music venues, and clubs that collaborate with students and faculty from the institute, providing an unparalleled professional performance opportunities designed to integrate students into a thriving live music circuit and performing arts community.
GMI invites diverse international faculty across various stylistic and cultural backgrounds. Private lessons, music forums, ensemble workshops, and performances by faculty and visiting artists broaden the students' perspectives and foster a spirit of musical and personal growth.
The institute is situated on a two-acre campus facility with 12,000 square feet of student housing and 40,000 square feet of academic space, including:
- 150-seat auditorium
- 100-seat experimental theater
- Six large multipurpose classrooms
- 10 private teaching studios
- 2,500 square foot multimedia library
- Audio production lab with specialized music software
- 15 practice rooms
- Student and faculty apartments
- Students lounges