NCPA, CITI Announces Scholarship Programme For Young Musicians

Candidates can apply for the scholarship from 2nd December 2019 to 31st December 2019.

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and Citi India jointly announce a scholarship programme for advanced training in the field of Hindustani Music (vocal – khayal / dhrupad, melody instruments – Sitar, Sarod, Violin, Flute, Harmonium, etc) to encourage young talent. 

The scholarship programme is open to applicants in the age group of 18-35 years across India. Candidates can apply for the scholarship from 2nd December 2019 to 31st December 2019. The value of the scholarship is Rs. 10,000 per month for one year (April 2020 to March 2021).

The candidates must send in their application (bio-data on music education) via an email to [email protected] in an envelope marked to ‘Citi - NCPA Scholarship for Young Musicians 2020-21 (Hindustani Music)’ to The National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 on or before 31st December, 2019. 

Commenting on the scholarship initiative, Dr. Suvarnalata Rao, Head Programming – Indian Music, NCPA said, “We at NCPA constantly strive towards supporting musicians at every level, ensuring that they have the opportunities and skills to experience and pursue Indian classical music. Our scholarship programme in partnership with CITI India is an initiative in this regard. We offer scholarships to young talented musicians and promising artists through this programme. A total of 9 scholarships will be given out to selected candidates. We are looking forward to entries in large numbers.” 

The application must contain details regarding the candidate’s name, date of birth, address, contact number/alternate contact number, professional qualification, email ID, music teachers/gurus, number of years of total training and details of achievements/prizes/scholarships and performances, amongst other noteworthy details. A bio-data containing all details in the listing format will be enough.

The shortlisted candidates will be informed via email or telephone. They will be required to appear for an audition at the NCPA, Mumbai, in the month of February 2020. The final decision will be given by NCPA Selection Committee.

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