WHAT WE DO
BACUS is a non-political, not-for-profit organization, formed in April 2011. It runs a year-round programme of educational events, including workshops and performances, which enable all people, whatever their background, to share in the enormous benefits of music and dance making. These involve students and professionals sharing knowledge and ideas; playing together; discussion groups and all manner of musical and artistic activities.
BACUS believes that such events are an ideal way for people, whatever their background, to come together under the guidance of expert teachers to learn, listen and make music.
It offers an open and friendly atmosphere which embraces both oral and written traditions from all over the world.
BACUS aims to provide a creative environment where musicians and artists can share ideas, knowledge, and experience. Learning and communicating together, with people of different backgrounds from all over the world, leading to cultural enrichment, understanding and breaking down the barriers, for the benefit of all.
The workshops provide a balance of formal instrumental and dance classes, group workshops and activities, discussion groups, audio and video sessions. Informal and spontaneous events are encouraged and there is a programme of concerts throughout the duration of the seminar. The seminar culminates with a final concert in which students and teachers participate.
BACUS also runs special projects which are designed to bring improvisational music and dance to a wider audience around the world.
The vast combined experience of the BACUS directors, teachers and panel members informs the opinion that to let music "take place", and essentially to form the skills needed to communicate efficiently in this ever-changing world, a certain openness, combined with the ability to listen is needed.
The structure of the workshops has its emphasis on group interaction, as well as on one-to-one learning.
One of the main aims of BACUS is the student scholarship programme. When funds allow, we offer scholarships to students who are exceptionally gifted or who may be from less privileged backgrounds.
Applications for scholarships are open to students from Malaysia.
Our education programmes and activities were initiated in an effort to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Indian classical music and dance. These activities are currently widely and successfully carried out by Sangeetha Swara Laya and Kalaikottam
Music education is seen by the as a force to unite people of different cultures, communities and varied economic backgrounds via a love, and deep appreciation, of music.
The positive response to our educational programmes gives us the confidence and enthusiasm to work towards our goals of bringing music and dance into the lives of children and adults.
Students of all ages come to BACUS. Our education programme starts with early music education at age 1 and moves on to choirs and the teaching of instruments.
Becoming a musician starts with learning an instrument. BACUS has a faculty of teachers who give individual and group lessons for various instruments and teach theory in groups.
OUTREACH (in planning)
BACUS plans to conducts outreach programmes in private and municipal school
BACUS organizes Classes and Workshops with eminent musicians and artists who have come to perform in Malaysia