The Music Club of the Serampore Girls’ College was formed by the Governing Body dated 5.5.2022- in the academic session 2021-2022. Friedrich Nietzsche once stated “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Music is a pleasant sound which is a combination of melodies harmony and rhythm. The art of Music is a medium to create a feeling of cohesion or social connectedness. In fact, Music has been used as a therapeutic tool to treat variety of disorders including cardiac conditions, depression, autism, substance abuse and Alzheimer’s disease. It can also help with memory, lower blood pressure, improve coping, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and more.
Serampore Girls’ College has institutionalized Music as a course both for Honours and General students at the Undergraduate Level from 2016. The primary objective was to help students retain and enhance their own, individual love of music in an academic framework. In the academic session of 20222-2023- the Music Department has formed a Music Club for the students of the institution. The objective of the Club are as follows.
SOME OF THE Activities
1. The Club has encouraged many of its members (students) to participate in various International, National and District Level program. One of its members- Chetona Mandal had secured First Prize in All Bengal Cultural Competition organized by Howrah-Hooghly Sanskritik Samannay Mancha on 18.02.2023.
Another student Soumita Majumder participated and secured 2nd rank in State Level Inter College- University- Nazrulgeeti Protiyogita organized by Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math- date 22.03.2023.
2. On 10th May 2023- the Music Club has organized a Workshop on Rabindrasangeet from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program was an attempt to enlighten the students about the relationship between Raag and Rabindrasangeet both from an academic and hands-on angle. A good number of students- both from Music Department and other branches participated in the Workshop. The workshop ended with the note of Tagore- “Music is the purest form of art... therefore true poets...seek to express the universe in terms of music. The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside”.