Diploma in Music Performance
The Diploma Program in Music Performance at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music provides you with the tools necessary for building a career in music as a performer, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer or teacher.
Students can enroll in the Fall term, usually from August to December or in the Spring term, usually from February to June each year. Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music has a rotating faculty. Students get to study with two different sets of faculty during each Semester. SAM’s unique rotational faculty concept maximizes the students’ learning experience to make it as broad musically and culturally as possible. For example, the Spring 2012 faculty includes musicians from Greece, USA, Switzerland, Suriname and Colombia in the first half of the program and musicians from Israel, France, USA and Colombia in the second half of the program.
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music’s distinguished faculty includes Composers of Oscar Winning Films, Grammy Award nominees, MacArthur Fellows and some of the most in-demand professional musicians in the world that perform and record with the world’s biggest names in music. Our faculty has performed or recorded with such luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, A.R. Rahman, Coldplay, Journey, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Illayaraja, Peter Gabriel, Eddie Palmieri, Toumani Diabate, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Victor Wooten, Joe Satriani, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Elvin Jones, Steve Coleman, Angelique Kidjo, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Babatunde Olatunji, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Airto Moreira, Trilok Gurtu, Iva Paposov, Husnu Senlendirici, Stanley Clarke, Kenny Barron, Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis and many others.
Since its inception in July 2010, around 40 musicians from 20 countries have taught in the Diploma Program.
At present, SAM offers three Diploma Programs of varying duration
- Single Semester Diploma Program in Music Performance
- One Year Diploma Program in Music Performance
- Two year Diploma Program in Music Performance
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music-McNally Smith College of Music joint Programs
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music has partnered with McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA to enable our students to pursue a degree program in Music there after their graduation from SAM. Students who graduate from SAM can transfer upto 60 credits of SAM instruction to McNally, roughly the equivalent of 2 years worth of study. This makes it possible for a student to go to SAM for 2 years and do a Diploma program and then go to McNally for 2 more years and get a degree in Music from McNally. Top graduating SAM students of SAM recommended are also eligible for generous exclusive scholarships from McNally Smith.
McNally Smith is one of the largest colleges of music in the US with an enrollment of nearly 700 students, top class faculty and facilities. For more information about McNally, visit the college web site at www.mcnallysmith.edu
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