About the School

NMIMS School of Performing Arts (SoPA), Mumbai that comes under NMIMS Deemed to be University, a Category I and NAAC A+ accredited University, offers 3 years degree course in Western Contemporary and Indian Music - BA Music (Western Contemporary Music) in Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Drums & BA Music (Indian Music) in Vocal and Sitar. Upskilling with these professional courses can help you be conceptually strong, master the instruments, improve your performance areas, hone skills for the industry, and build a strong professional network before entering the world of music. SOPA is not just an institution to help students to get a degree in music but school understands how important it is to pursue a

  • SOPA offers students a teaching methodology blended uniquely with theory and practical to prepare students for concerts, studio performance and many more. 
  • Inputs from ancient “Gurukul” system of music with modern technological needs form a grand synthesis of school’s curriculum. 
  • SOPA has highly qualified and internationally acclaimed faculties to meet the needs and challenges of SOPA’s mission. 
  • Regular music Baithaks and music Workshops for honing the skill of students and expanding their musical outlook will be an added objective feature of the curriculum. 
  • Students, going out after their training will have wide field of options to choose from, to be a performing artiste, a teacher, a researcher, a guide in acoustics, becoming an author / composer etc. 

Programs

How to Apply

    • login to www.nmims.edu and fill out the application form.
  • upload a video of your performance on YouTube (as an Unlisted video) and send the link in the application form.
  • The candidates will be then shortlisted and called for the audition on the mentioned date.
  • Structure for Audition
    1. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the auditions through call letter being published in the website.
    2. The audition process will include:

B.A. Music (Western Contemporary Music)

Test Area Details Marks Weightage
Performance

The candidate can choose any Raga of his/her choice of the level that describes his/her best performing ability. He/She will be assessed on accuracy, technique and knowledge of Raga, Sur and Taal

50

80%

Simple Improvisation

The candidate will be given simple improvisation over pop song / ballad progression / chord chart and asked to work it out for performance. The backing track (Scatting for vocalist)

25
Aural

Identifying changes in rhythm or pitch. Imitating rhythm and /or melody

25
Personal Interview

Question will be asked to assess the candidate’s aptitude. This will be a non-technical round

50 20%

B.A. Music (Indian Music)

Test Area Details Marks Weightage
Performance

The candidate can choose any Raga of his/her choice of the level that describes his/her best performing ability. He/She will be assessed on accuracy, technique and knowledge of Raga, Sur and Taal

50

75%

Aural

General musicology and technical knowledge of specialized practical subject (Vocal / Sitar)

25
Personal Interview

Question will be asked to assess the candidate’s aptitude. This will be a non-technical round

25 25%
  • Merit list will be declared as per the dates given on the application page.

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