FremantleMedia has teamed up with the KarmYog Education Network in India to launch a performing arts academy for young artists based on the “Indian Idol” reality show.
The immersive course will draw on 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.
The first Indian Idol Academy centers will launch in September with locations planned for Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune and Mumbai.
The program features workshops followed by intermediate- and advanced-level talent development programs in which students will study vocal improvement, personality development, stage presence and performance and communication skills.
“Indian Idol Academy is inspired by the real-life stories of ‘Indian Idol,’” says Gautam Talwar, vice president, business development, FremantleMedia, Asia. “This pioneering training and development program 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.”