Sounds of Students – Songwriting, arranging and composing with Suyog Sotang

This week on our semi-regular student interview series, I chat to Suyog Sotang, an AMS Online student based in Nepal, who has taken a route in music production as a result of studying a BA with us Online. He chats about the benefits of studying an English course in another country without the additional living costs, and flexibility to work alongside it.


“The art of making a soundtrack beautiful whether an instrumental or vocal music has been cultivated in me with the help of this course”

What do you study with AMS Online?
I study the BA (Hons) in Performance Industries.

Where are you from, or (where were you) studying from?
I am based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

What is your instrument / skill / profession?
I play the piano, guitar and sing. I was not classically trained however, I got the opportunity to learn and explore various different styles of music.

What drew you to study with AMS Online?
The course being a top up while everything was compressed to a year and the option for distance learning attracted me towards completing the course.

What do you do alongside your music degree?
I am a full time music specialists at The British School Kathmandu. I am also a songwriter, music arranger and composer of songs for films.

What have been the benefits of online distance learning for you?
The fact that it was a distance learning made things very easy as I could still work at the same place and did not have to worry about the living expenses on a foreign country.

How has the course itself helped your musical development?
Producing my own tracks would not have been possible if I was not taking the route for music production on the course. The art of making a track sound beautiful whether an instrumental or vocal music has been cultivated in me with the help of this course.

Are you in a band or currently working on any cool projects?
I am currently working as a film composer on a Nepali feature film dated to be release this summer and the course has definitely enhanced my knowledge and skills.

What is on the horizon for you – in the near future, or after finishing your degree?
I am currently enrolled on a postgraduate programme at the University of Nottingham which shall be completed in few months and I aim to further study for a masters degree and this would not have been possible without AMS online.

Follow Suyog on Instagram to follow his musical progress, or check out his amazing recent work below….

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