21 MAY, 2013 - FremantleMedia and KarmYog Education Network today
announced a partnership for Indian Idol Academy, a first of its
kind performing arts academy for young learners. The immersive learning
course is designed to draw on the assets of Indian Idol, and the
methods of the show's masters and past alumni along with experts,
celebrities and educators to prepare and develop aspiring singers
for their futures in the performing arts.
first Indian Idol Academy centers will launch in September 2013,
as a part of a nationwide plan for centers in multiple cities across
India including Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune and Mumbai.
The coursework offers a variety of practical workshops including
an orientation and induction program for one and all, followed by
intermediate and advanced-level talent development programs for
Idol Academy will look to use immersive content, effective technology
and engaging activities to offer multi-dimensional learning experiences
that improve the course participants' overall star quality and ready
them for future live performances, competitions and auditions. Students
will be taken through a curriculum of interactive exercises that
focus on vocal improvement, personality development, stage presence,
performance and communication skills, as well as lessons in lifestyle.
Talwar, VP, Business Development, FremantleMedia, Asia said, "Indian
Idol Academy is inspired by the real-life stories of Indian Idol.
This pioneering training and development programme will not only
assist and groom young singers to cultivate their love of performing,
but also instill in them the skills, confidence and self-belief
to continue on their path to stardom. Under the guidance of the
masters of Indian Idol and our industry and the time-tested learning
methods from KarmYog, the Academy graduates will be fully prepared
for a life on the stage."
Schreiner, Managing Director of KarmYog Education Network said,
"We are using the path-breaking OmniDELTM approach to learning,
developed by KEN founder sourabh J. sarkar, and creating performing
arts learning programs that will help every young person discover
the magic of singing and shine as performers in every stage of life.
Leveraging interactive multimedia and technology in ways that have
never been done before, the Idol Academy programs will engage the
in every dimension. We are confident that youngsters and their families
will be excited about this new dimension of the Indian Idol brand."
past six seasons of Indian Idol have enjoyed a succession of strong
ratings on Sony TV, and a brand new Indian Idol Junior series with
participants aged 5 - 15 years old, is set to launch on the channel
in June 2013.