SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to-be University, one of India’s leading education institutions with a 40-year legacy of academic excellence, invites applications for its three-year undergraduate programs in Western Contemporary Music and Indian Music, at NMIMS School of Performing Arts (SoPA), Mumbai. While BA Music (Western Contemporary Music) offers specialisations in drums, guitar, piano and vocals, BA Music (Indian Music) offers specialisations in vocals and sitar.
To be eligible for admission to the programs, candidates must have passed 10 + 2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with minimum 50% marks. Interested candidates should register at https://performingarts.nmims.edu/, upload a video of their performance on YouTube, as a private video, and attach the link in the application form. Shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for auditions and personal interviews for specific dates.
The curriculum of NMIMS School of Performing Arts’ recently-introduced BA Music (Indian Music) program is a unique synthesis of the ancient Gurukul method of music with modern technology needs. SoPA facilitates a pedagogical approach that combines theory with practice to train students for concerts, studio performances, and other events. Music baithaks and workshops are also organized, to help students develop their skills and broaden their musical horizons, setting SoPA’s curriculum apart from others. As an additional element, special measures have also been incorporated, to encourage and facilitate critical thinking on the part of students, in order to recognize and assimilate music in its true extent and dimension.
At NMIMS, we believe in always staying ahead of the curve. Our undergraduate program in western contemporary music is the first such program being offered in India. Now we have also introduced BA Music (Indian Music) for aspirants. Both programs have been designed with small batch sizes and a low student-teacher ratio, to facilitate greater individual attention to our students and to help them optimize their learning outcomes. Our faculty members include eminent musicians and performers, who familiarize and help expose our students to current industry trends. – Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Vice-Chancellor, SVKM’s NMIMS, School of Performing Arts