St Andrew's College - Music
The Andrean Western Music Talent Contest was among the first extra-curricular activities started in St. Andrew'ss College. It features several categories such as solo and duet singing, ensemble singing, classical and non-classical instrumental, English karaoke and the ever popular bands! AWMTC allows all Andreans to participate and often we receive upto 55 entries in some popular categories. Eliminations are held a few days before the main event and the finals, usually held in July or August mark the beginning of the extra-curricular calendar in college. Our carefully selected judges are all experts in music and over the years Samantha Edwards (voice trainer to actress Priyanka Chopra), Suzanne D'sMello, Petula Rodricks and Annette Pinto among others have graced this event. AWMTC success is also due to technical wizardry of St. Andrew's Auditorium and the unstinting support of Furtados. This year too, AWMTC is scheduled for July so watch out for more music maasti!
InTune, the Inter–college music competition was started about 16 years ago by Dr. Kashmira Mody. InTune was te first inter-college event hosted by St. Andrew's and over the years leading colleges in Mumbai like St. Xavier's College, Wilson College, Mithibai, National College, St. Francis College, Jai Hind and many more have competed for the Western Music and Indian Music Trophies. Like AWMTC, there are several categories such as solo and duet vocals, Ensemble singing, bands, Indian Karaoke, Indian instrumental music and classical and non-classical Western instrumentals. Colleges can send as many entries as they wish and eliminations are held to select the finalists. Ravi Iyer and the band Vayu, Aasma, Kim Cardoz, Vivienne Pocha, Merlin D'Souza, Harshavardhan Dixit, Marie Paul and many other leading musicians have judged our InTune finals.
At InTune 2012, St. Xavier's College bagged the Western Music trophy while St. Francis College won the Indian Music trophy. Since our extra-curricular calendar at St. Andrew's is now packed with events, InTune will make its appearance next in 2014.