M.A. Music (Hindustani Vocal/Bansuri/Tabla)

  • Offered by:
  • Specialisation:

    (a) Hindustani Vocal
    (b) Bansuri
    (c) Tabla
  • Duration:
    Two Years (Four semesters)
    Credits: 75
  • Campus:
  • Eligibility:
    Any undergraduate degree with 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA, with prior training in Indian Vocal music/Bansuri/Tabla respectively. There will also be an audition to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme. Aspirants with an undergraduate degree in Music and adequate music skills, or those who have cleared some formal music exams will be given preference.
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This is a two-year master’s degree programme that opens avenues into the world of performing arts for naturally talented aspirants, and into the world of careers in music for those passionate about the arts. This programme has been meticulously designed by educationists and renowned performing artists who see the value of both, a university education, as well as the gurukula method of teaching, and is offered only at the Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula campus in Kolwan, near Pune.

M.A. in Hindustani Vocal
  • Shuddha Swar Abhyaas
  • Vikrut Swar Abhyaas
  • Bandish Based Gayaki
  • Raagang Abhyaas Kalyan and Bilawal
  • Basic Sangeet Shastra for Vocal and Swaravadya
  • Swarochharan Abhyaas
  • Aandolan Abhyaas
  • Bol Ang Abhyaas
  • Raagang Abhyaas Kafi
  • Research Methodology and Cultural Musicology
  • Voice Culture Basics
  • Gamak Abhyaas
  • Laykari Abhyaas
  • Raagang Abhyaas Todi
  • Advanced Sangeet Shastra for Vocal and Swaravadya
  • Advanced Voice Culture 
  • Ashtanga Sadhana
  • Ashtang Pradhan Gayaki
  • Raagang Abhyaas Bhairav
  • Music Education and Aesthetics for Music
  • Dissertation
  • Concert Presentation
M.A. in Bansuri
  • Merukhand and Gamak Tishra
  • Murchana Introduction
  • Maihar Gharana Introduction
  • Maihar Gharana Rajakhani
  • Basic Sangeet Shastra for Vocal and Swaravadya
  • Merukhand and Gamak Chatushra
  • Murchana Intermediate
  • Maihar Gharana Improvisation
  • Maihar Gharana Masitkhani
  • Research Methodology and Cultural Musicology
  • Dissertation
  • Swaratrik Shuddha
  • Murchana Abhyas Advance
  • Maihar Gharana Khayal Ang
  • Maihar Gharana Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Style
  • Advanced Sangeet Shastra for Vocal and Swaravadya
  • Swaratrik Komal
  • Bansuri Sangat
  • Maihar Gharana Tantrakari Ang
  • Maihar Gharana Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Style
  • Music Education and Aesthetics of Music
  • Concert Presentation
M.A. in Tabla
  • Vadan Padhati
  • VadanVichar
  • Vistar Padhati
  • Vistar Shaili
  • Basic Sangeet Shastra for Tabla
  • Taal Adhyan
  • Laya Adhyan
  • Avistarksham Rachna
  • Rachna Vistar
  • Research Methodology and Cultural Musicology
  • Perspectives of Nikas
  • Perspectives of Sadhana
  • Vadan Shaili
  • Vadan Kriya
  • Advanced Sangeet Shastra for Tabla
  • Thoughts of Gharana 
  • Perspectives of Gharana
  • Gharandaz Bandish
  • Ghrandaz Vadan Shaili
  • Music Education and Aesthetics for Music
  • Dissertation
  • Concert Presentation
  • Introduction to Carnatic Music
  • Music Production and Arrangement

Note: Generic Elective Courses are available for students to take to earn extra credits. Sanskrit 2 Credits; IKS 3 Credits. Details may be sought from the department if interested.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any undergraduate degree with 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA, with prior training in Indian Vocal music/Bansuri/Tabla respectively. There will also be an audition to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme. Aspirants with an undergraduate degree in Music and adequate music skills, or those who have cleared some formal music exams will be given preference.

FAQS
  • What is the duration and intensity of this programme?
    The M.A. Music programme is a full-time, two-year/four semesters programme. While it is mainly a residential programme, a non-residential option may be considered for valid reasons.
  • What is the uniqueness of this programme?
    The programme is a unique integration of academics wrapped with lots of practice, which helps in shaping great performers with a firm foundation in the shastras. The focus is on performance, and the number of hours dedicated to practice justifies this focus.
  • Who should apply for this programme?
    Any graduate with a musical background who is exploring a career in music, such as performance, teaching, music arrangement or any other related field.
  • What are the different courses taught as part of this programme?
    Refer to the ‘Programme Structure’ section above.
  • What is the faculty profile?
    Fully qualified and trained faculty handle the core courses. Guest faculty are invited to deliver specialised courses. Besides, renowned performing artists regularly visit the campus.
  • Are internships provided during the programme?
    No.
  •  I am a graduate but I do not have any certification in music. Can I apply for the course?
    Yes. Your music skills will be judged in the audition and interview. Your admission is subject to clearing them.
  •  I have a Sangeet Visharad/Sangeet Praveen degree/gradation from AIR (All India Radio) but I do not have a graduate degree from any university. Can I apply for the programme?
    No.
EXIT CRITERIA

A student should complete all the Core and Foundational Courses, along with their chosen Minor(s). In the last semester, students will be required to give a public performance as a part of the Mega Project.

HIGHER STUDIES & CAREER AVENUES:

The degree enables the students to become performing artists in different genres, and independent music teachers or teachers in music schools and educational institutions. They can also become researchers in musicology.

FACULTY INFORMATION

Name 

Designation

Qualification

Teaching Area (relevant to programme)

Vid. Manjusha Patil

Professor

  • MA Music
  • Top Grade in All India Radio
  • International Performing Artist

Hindustani Classical Vocal

Dr. Swapnil Chaphekar

Assistant Professor

  • MA Music
  • PhD in music
  • Trained in the guru-shishya parampara from Gurus like Pt. Dr Ram Deshpande and Smt. Padmini Dandekar
  • Hindustani Classical Vocalist trained in Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra Gharanas

Hindustani Classical Vocal

Pt. Rupak Kulkarni

Professor

  • BA
  • Top Grade Artist at All India Radio
  • International Performing Artist

Hindustani Classical Bansuri

Mr. Jayateerth Kulkarni

Assistant Professor 

  • M Com
  • A Grade Artist at All India Radio
  • Learnt under Gurus- Ustad Shaikh Abdullah Khazi, Ustad Shafique Khan, Vidwan Jayachandra Kulur
  • Presently learning under Pt Rupak Kulkarni

Hindustani Classical Bansuri

Pt. Abhijit Banerjee

Professor

  • BA (Hons.)
  • Top Grade Artist at All India Radio
  • International Performing Artist

Tabla

Dr. Atul Kamble

Assistant Professor

  • MA Music, BEd
  • PhD in Tabla
  • Learning under Pt. Aditya Kalyanpur

Tabla

BOARD OF STUDIES
  • Dr. Anaya Thatte, Expert
  • Dr. Chaitanya Kunte, Expert
  • Dr. K. Jayakrishnan, Expert
  • Dr. Jayashree Rajagopalan, Expert
  • Vidushi Manjusha Patil, Professor, School of Kalayoga
  • Pt. Rupak Kulkarni, Professor, School of Kalayoga
  • Pt. Abhijit Banerjee, Professor, School of Kalayoga
  • Smt. Pramodini Rao, Director, Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula
  • Sri Swapnil Chaphekar, Assistant Professor and Head, School of Kalayoga
  • Dr. Prabhavathy P. N., Assistant Professor, School of Kalayoga
  • Dr. Atul Kamble, Assistant Professor, School of Kalayoga
  • Sri Jayateerth Kulkarni, Assistant Professor, School of Kalayoga
  • Dipin Das, Student Representative
  • Jaykishan Hingu, Student Representative
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any undergraduate degree with 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA, with prior training in Indian Vocal music/Bansuri/Tabla respectively. There will also be an audition to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme. Aspirants with an undergraduate degree in Music and adequate music skills, or those who have cleared some formal music exams will be given preference.

FAQS
  • What is the duration and intensity of this programme?
    The M.A. Music programme is a full-time, two-year/four semesters programme. While it is mainly a residential programme, a non-residential option may be considered for valid reasons.
  • What is the uniqueness of this programme?
    The programme is a unique integration of academics wrapped with lots of practice, which helps in shaping great performers with a firm foundation in the shastras. The focus is on performance, and the number of hours dedicated to practice justifies this focus.
  • Who should apply for this programme?
    Any graduate with a musical background who is exploring a career in music, such as performance, teaching, music arrangement or any other related field.
  • What are the different courses taught as part of this programme?
    Refer to the ‘Programme Structure’ section above.
  • What is the faculty profile?
    Fully qualified and trained faculty handle the core courses. Guest faculty are invited to deliver specialised courses. Besides, renowned performing artists regularly visit the campus.
  • Are internships provided during the programme?
    No.
  •  I am a graduate but I do not have any certification in music. Can I apply for the course?
    Yes. Your music skills will be judged in the audition and interview. Your admission is subject to clearing them.
  •  I have a Sangeet Visharad/Sangeet Praveen degree/gradation from AIR (All India Radio) but I do not have a graduate degree from any university. Can I apply for the programme?
    No.
EXIT CRITERIA

A student should complete all the Core and Foundational Courses, along with their chosen Minor(s). In the last semester, students will be required to give a public performance as a part of the Mega Project.

HIGHER STUDIES & CAREER AVENUES:

The degree enables the students to become performing artists in different genres, and independent music teachers or teachers in music schools and educational institutions. They can also become researchers in musicology.

BOARD OF STUDIES

Board of Studies (Members)

  • Dr. Anaya Thatte, Expert
  • Dr. Chaitanya Kunte, Expert
  • Dr. K. Jayakrishnan, Expert
  • Smt. Pramodini Rao, HoS, School of Kalayoga
  • Vidushi Manjusha Patil, Professor (Hindustani Vocal), School of Kalayoga
  • Pt. Rupak Kulkarni, Professor (Bansuri), School of Kalayoga
  • Pt. Abhijit Banerjee, Professor (Tabla), School of Kalayoga
  • Dr. Prabhavathy P. N., Assistant Professor (Carnatic Music-Vocal), School of Kalayoga
  • Dr. Tara Kannan, Assistant Professor (Hindustani Vocal), School of Kalayoga
  • Sri Jayateerth Kulkarni, Assistant Professor (Bansuri), School of Kalayoga
  • Dr. Atul Kamble, Assistant Professor (Tabla), School of Kalayoga
  • Student Representative *
  • Student Representative *

    Student Representative*: To be decided upon discussion with the students once the academic year begins and the students report on the campus (one each, from the first year and the second year).

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