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MA Music (Bansuri)

  • Offered by:
  • Specialisation:
    Bansuri (Flute)
  • Duration:
    Two Years (Four semesters)
  • Campus:
  • Eligibility:
    Any undergraduate degree with 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA, with prior training in Bansuri. 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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Programme Structure

  • 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
  • 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 can be sought from the department if interested.

The is a two-year master’s degree programme which opens avenues into the world of performing arts for naturally talented aspirants, and into the world of careers in music for those passionate in the arts. This programme is 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. This programme is offered only at the Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula campus in Kolwan, near Pune.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any undergraduate degree with 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA, with prior training in Bansuri. 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 student to become performing artists in different genres, and teachers of Bansuri either independently or in music schools and educational institutions. They can also become researchers in musicology.

FACULTY INFORMATION

Name & Designation

Qualification

Qualification

Teaching Area (relevant to programme)

Pt. Rupak Kulkarni

Professor

BA, Top grade artist at All
India Radio

Hindustani Classical Bansuri

Mr. Jayateerth Kulkarni 

Assistant Professor 

MCom, A grade artist at All
India Radio

Hindustani Classical Bansuri

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

Faculty