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Faculty

Swapnil Chaphekar

Swapnil Chaphekar trained under the Guru-Shishya Parampara from Gurus like Pt. Dr. Ram Deshpande and Smt. Padmini Dandekar. Swapnil is a Hindustani Classical vocalist gifted with a confluence of Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra Gharanas. He holds three master’s degrees with gold medals in two of them. Swapnil has a passion for teaching and hand-holds the youngsters who aspire to take on the mantle of Indian classical music.

Adding to Swapnil’s multifaceted personality are the facts that he is a professional lyricist, poet and music composer too. He has written over 200 poems in Hindi, Braj & Marathi. He has participated and recited his poems in many poets’ meets all over Maharashtra as well as presented programs on AIR and TV. He has written lyrics for a TV serial and some upcoming films. Under the pen name ‘Preet’, he has written and composed many bhajans, classical bandishes, semi-classical songs and also light music songs.

Swapnil has presented papers in seminars and has been conducting music appreciation workshops for various age groups. He has hosted many events and can compeer in English, Hindi & Marathi. Other than musical pursuits, he also loves painting and handicraft. Swapnil has teaching experience as Asst.Prof. in AGS College of Education (B.Ed.) in Boisar for a year, and as Visiting Faculty in the Dept. of Music, University of Music for a theory subject for final year M.Mus., for a year. Presently Swapnil teaches Hindustani Classical music at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth.

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. (University of Mumbai)
  • M.Mus (Gold Medallist) from University of Mumbai
  • Sangeet Alankar from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya
  • Sangeet Bhaskar (Gold medallist) from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh
  • NET cleared (with JRF) from UGC

Teaching:

Hindustani Classical Vocal

Expertise:

Hindustani Classical Vocal, Research Interest - Indian poetry and aesthetics

Experience:

  • Visiting faculty in the Department of Music, University of Mumbai, for a theory subject for Final year M.Mus
  • Assistant Professor in Deep Education Society’s A.G.S. College of Education (B.Ed.), Boisar

Swapnil Chaphekar

Assistant Professor and Head

School of Kalayoga

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