About Department

The Vocal music department is the oldest and largest in India. The department was started as “Gayan Shala” way back in 1886, led by Prof. Mawla Bux under the patronage of Shrimant Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. This was a historic move in the field of Institutionalized Music education in the history of India. Further it was led by Ut. Murtuza Khan till 1899 and then by a Russian jew Mr. Fredlis. He was also the manager of the state band. The music school was later on expanded in other parts of the princely Baroda state. Some of the renowned musicians later on joined on the staff of the college were, Ut. Tasadduq Hussain Khan, Aftab e Mousiqui  Ut. Faiyaz Hussain Khan 'Rangeele', Ut. Atta Hussain 'Ratanpiya', Ut. Nissar Hussain Khan of Rampur gharana and Gayanacharya Pt. Madhusudan Joshi.

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