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MA Music (Hindustani Vocal)

  • Offered by:
  • Specialisation:
    Hindustani Vocal
  • Duration:
    Two Years (Four semesters)
  • Campus:
  • Eligibility:
    Any undergraduate degree with 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA, with prior training in Indian Vocal music. 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.

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. This programme is offered only at the Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula campus in Kolwan, near Pune

Programme Structure

  • 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
  • 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
  • Introduction to Carnatic Music
  • Music Production and Arrangement

Note: Generic electives from other streams can be chosen with additional 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. 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.

FACULTY INFORMATION

Name & Designation

Qualification

Teaching Area 

Vid. Manjusha Patil

Professor

MA Music, Top grade artist in All India Radio

Hindustani Vocal

Dr. Swapnil Chaphekar

Assistant Professor & Programme Director

MA Music, PhD in music

Hindustani Vocal
& Musicology

HIGHER STUDIES & CAREER AVENUES

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

BOARD OF STUDIES
  1. Dr. Anaya Thatte, Expert
  2. Dr. Chaitanya Kunte, Expert
  3. Dr. K. Jayakrishnan, Expert
  4. Dr. Jayashree Rajagopalan, Expert
  5. Vidushi Manjusha Patil, Professor, School of Kalayoga
  6. Pt. Rupak Kulkarni, Professor, School of Kalayoga
  7. Pt. Abhijit Banerjee, Professor, School of Kalayoga
  8. Smt. Pramodini Rao, Director, Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula
  9. Shri Swapnil Chaphekar, Assistant Professor and Head, School of Kalayoga
  10. Dr. Prabhavathy P. N., Assistant Professor, School of Kalayoga
  11. Shri Atul Kamble, Assistant Professor, School of Kalayoga
  12. Shri Jayateerth Kulkarni, Assistant Professor, School of Kalayoga
  13. Dipin Das, Student Representative
  14. Jaykishan Hingu, Student Representative

Faculty