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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.
Our faculty is empanelled by well-known music schools and consists of experts in the field of performing arts and education.
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.
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.
MR. SHELDON D’SILVA
A session bass player, composer and music producer who has worked with some of the finest musicians nationally & internationally.
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.
MR. EMMANUEL SIMON
Mr Emmanuel Simon, initially trained a Western classical pianist, is nowadays a professional percussionist and a versatile musician, having gathered over the years extensive knowledge in Western, Latin, West-African and Indian music fields. He holds a B.A. in Western musicology, a M.A. in Indian instrumental music and a French Superior Professional Diploma (DPS) in solfeggio and ear training.
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.
Vasundhara Vidalur is a bankable name in the Western space in our country. She is seen in the finest Soul, RnB and Jazz ensembles in the capacity of both Collaborator and Curator.
MR. ACHAL YADAV
Achal Yadav is a composer and educator based in Mumbai. His musical style is an amalgamation of influences, having grown up listening and imbibing throughout the years. It has an essence of classical, both Hindustani and Western, combined with electronic and pop music. He has composed for numerous short films and commercials many of which have been screened at international film festivals.
AEminent Visiting Faculty
For the BPA program in Contemporary Western Music, students must have a 10+2 equivalent qualification with minimum 50% marks
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.
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.
The instructors are fantastic and well qualified. The facilities provided to students are one-of-a-kind, with a building filled with multiple rooms like drum rooms and guitar rooms where students can learn and practice at any time of day, which is extremely rare. Lastly, the fact that students can graduate with a Degree in Performing Arts is one of the highlights of the institute.
I am an assistant professor of keyboard studies and theory and harmony. It's important that all students develop a basic proficiency in the piano. Piano is a basic instrument. You can see the keys in front of you and this really helps in understanding music. Jazz theory can be used as a foundation for learning music theory, as it is the "godfather of rules in music". Lastly, the Degree in Performing Arts is internationally recognized and will open doors for students both in India and abroad.
I teach drums and rhythm training. The faculty and infrastructure at the institute are excellent. This makes it the perfect place for aspiring musicians who want to pursue music as a career.