HIGHLIGHTS

Small batch size ensuring
personal attention

Eminent faculty with
industry connections

Experiential
learning

Exciting career
opportunities

State-of-the-art
music lab

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

NMIMS School of Performing Arts provides India's 1st degree in Contemporary Western Music. The school is a home to talented music students from all over India and celebrated artists from across the globe form the faculty. The School provides diverse student culture, rich curriculum curated in collaboration with leading music schools and industry professionals.

The program involves an integrated study of both theoretical & practical knowledge of music. This holistic blend enables the student to not only master their performance area but also be conceptually strong.

BROCHURE
Programs No. of seats Important Dates Instruction Sheet Frequently Asked Question Application Link
Bachelor of Performing Arts
(Contemporary Western Music)
30 Seats Important Dates Instruction Sheets FAQ Apply Now

SUBJECTS

Drum
Piano
Guitar
Vocal
Bass
Music History
Music Technology
Music Private Lessons
Music Ear Training
Keyboard Studies
Arranging
Instrument Lab
Music Production
Composition
Music Theory And Harmony

Faculty

Our faculty is empanelled by well-known music schools and consists of experts in the field of performing arts and education.

GUITAR

MR. CHANDRESH KUDWA
With an experience spanning over 15+ years as a live performer, session artist & teacher, he brings in a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of what it takes to be a well-rounded guitarist.

MR. SRINJAY BANERJEE
A prominent Jazz guitar player, composer and arranger whose work spans across contemporary Jazz and fusion projects to filmscores, experimental music, and hip-hop productions.

DRUMS

MR. GINO BANKS
A celebrated drum virtuoso with concerts performed worldwide alongside eminent artists and bands. Also notably famous for his performance in various Bollywood and independent projects.

BASS

MR. SHELDON D’SILVA
A session bass player, composer and music producer who has worked with some of the finest musicians nationally & internationally.

PIANO

MS. ALMUDENA DIAZ LLANOS LONGARES
Songwriter-Pianist with excellent experience working in background music and arranging. Her expertise makes her stand out in the front row of the NMIMS - SoPa faculty.

MR. CLEMENT ROONEY
A dynamic session keyboardist and a composer revered for his flair in live electronics with over ten years of professional experience.

MR. RAHUL WADHWANI
Rahul Wadhwani is a pianist/keyboardist with a specialisation in Jazz music from the University of Music, Vienna, Austria.

VOCALS

MS. GINA MIRENDA
A cross-genre vocalist and educator specialized in Jazz and Latin American genres. Masters in Music graduate from Berklee College of Music, Valencia.

MS. ANISHA LAKSHMANAN
Singer-songwriter, music educator and actor, Anisha Lakshmanan is a graduate with a master's degree in contemporary performance from Berklee College of Music. Having learnt both Carnatic and Hindustani classical music for over 19 years, she's a performer who brings together the various worlds of music she's explored.

Eligibility

For the BPA program in Contemporary Western Music, students must have a 10+2 equivalent qualification with minimum 50% marks

ADMISSION PROCESS

All eligible candidates must upload a video of their performance on YouTube (as a private video) and attach the link in the application form. The candidates will then be shortlisted and called in for auditions on specific dates. Admission offer is given as per merit list; waitlist candidates must check their merit list status regularly. The selected candidates should report for the payment of fees within the stipulated period of time. For more details, please check the IMPORTANT DATES handout.

NMIMS LEGACY

With the legacy of 40 years, NMIMS has grown to be not only one of the top-10 B-schools in India but also emerged as a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus university at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Indore, Shirpur, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dhule (upcoming) and Chandigarh (upcoming). It has 16 constituent schools that include Management, Family Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Commerce, Economics, Law, Science, Liberal Arts, Design, Performing Arts, Mathematical Science, Hospitality, Agriculture and Distance Learning. In addition, we have nine Centres of Excellence as well at the University.

Today, more than 17000+ students and 750+ full time faculty members are part of India's most sought after academic community.

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