Chennai Funds The Arts

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music: Founded in 2010 by renowned guitarist/composer Prasanna, with the infrastructural support of the Marg Group of Companies, the non-profit Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music on East coast Road near Chennai, is India’s first professional college for contemporary music. By blending the best of Indian traditional Gurukula based classical music pedagogy and contemporary western college education practice, the college provides a unique and rounded music education preparing its students for various careers in music.

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music,Marg Swarnabhoomi

SAM has already done India and Chennai proud by being a major catalyst in developing world class international cross-interactions in music by bringing around 72 musicians from 25 countries that span the entire contemporary music world from Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater to 2013 Grammy nominee Manuel Valera to 8 time Grammy winning drummer Rodney Holmes and more to offer great music education to students from all over India, USA, Tunisia, Argentina, UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh and more. SAM is now poised to become one of the leading music colleges in the world in the future.

SAM is currently looking to raise funds that will go towards scholarships for deserving students, facilities development, widening the academic program curriculum, help fund student, alumni and faculty projects and more. The proposed concert with some of the most sought after bands in Chennai aims to raise money for this worthy cause.

SAM wishes to thank the Chennai contemporary music community for coming together for this concert and inspire us to continue the cause of music education that the institution has pioneered in India.

Performances by:

Ed DeGenaro`s Electric Circus feat. Ujjayinee Roy
Grasshopper Green
Blues Conscience
Trojan Horse
83 Miles Per Hour
SAM Student Ensembles


The Music Academy
168, T.T.K. Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600014.

Tickets available for Rs. 2000 Donor Pass | Rs. 500 | Rs. 350 | Rs. 200
Ph: 044-24541115; +91-87544 12325

Fall 2012 Graduation Concert Pictures – Bandstand — at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music.

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Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music - Marg Swarnabhoomi

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music – Marg Swarnabhoomi