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The complete Indian Music experience!

world-renowned Gurus, inspirational live performances and unique interactive learning sessions at the International Indian Music Summer School.

FROM 12 AUGUST 2012 Liverpool, UK Learn, explore and discover your Indian musical talent • HINDUSTANI MUSIC RETREAT • CARNATIC MUSIC RETREAT • Mridangam masterclass • DISCOVER INDIAN MUSIC • SAMYO ORCHESTRA COURSE • TARANG ENSEMBLE COURSE

Whatever your musical background, age and instrument, there’s something for you at Music India! Conceived and created by

The UK’s Indian Arts Development Trust

Gaurav Mazumdar -Conductor: Samyo

“Without music, life would be a mistake.� Friedrich Nietzsche

Welcome Milapfest is the UK’s Indian Arts Development Trust. With 27 years of experience in Indian arts performance, education and artist development, the organisation now brings music students an immersive retreat to learn from outstanding teachers, explore your own talent and broaden your musical horizons. Milapfest has developed a programme of Indian music training that is unique worldwide, and mirrors our successful Dance India International Summer School. Students benefit from intensive training and practice sessions, lecture demonstrations and the evening performances of Milapfest’s INDIKA festival. All of this takes place at the beautiful Creative Campus of Liverpool Hope University, in Great Britain’s wonderful musical and maritime city – Liverpool! Music India is open to students of all backgrounds, as long as you are trained to intermediate or advanced level in Indian Classical Music, or for the Discover Indian Music course, in any musical style. Please see individual Programme Strands for further details. Highlights of Music India • Interaction and learning with world-renowned Gurus • A unique structured timetable with emphasis on individual development skills, improvisation and compositions • The opportunity to interact and practice with fellow musicians • Lecture demonstrations for all students, on different musical topics • Accommodation, meals and teaching all in one single campus • Evening performances of music and dance in the INDIKA festival With best wishes, The Milapfest Team

Music India Tutors Rakesh Chaurasia

Bangalore R Prathap

Bansuri flautist and prolific performer, with a worldwide reputation for solos, composition and collaboration.

Prolific performer on Ghatam and Mridangam in diverse settings of dance, Indian and world music.

Lalgudi GJR Krishnan

Kousic Sen

Maestro violinist, composer and the authentic torch bearer of the world-famous Lalgudi tradition.

Tabla maestro from Kolkata, originally trained by Pt Kumar Bose, with vast experience of performance and teaching.

Patri Satish Kumar

Ranajit Sengupta

One of India’s top percussionists, with vast experience of performance, training and collaboration.

Composer and Sarod maestro famous for collaborative tours and performances all over Europe.

Gaurav Mazumdar

Anil Srinivasan

World-renowned sitar maestro, composer and conductor.

Pianist, educator and composer with a rich background of collaborations in Carnatic music.

Nandini Muthuswamy

Shashank Subramanyam

Violinist, educator and researcher with a violin heritage honed by training from her Guru and uncle Sri L. Vaidyanathan.

Maestro flautist with a global reputation and incomparable touring and performance history.

For further details, about the tutors please visit

Programme Strands Hindustani Music Retreat

Carnatic Music Retreat

Vocal / Instrumental / Flute 13 – 17 August

Instrumental/Vocal/Flute 13 – 17 August

A structured course of 5 days of morning and afternoon sessions focusing on new ragas. with a focus on the background, scales and moods of the music, and a chance to learn a new piece of music in each, this is an intensive and enjoyable musical retreat for Hindustani music trained students or performers. Led by maestro performer and composer Rakesh Chaurasia, this is a chance to add to your knowledge and performance skills.

Bringing together instrumentalists and vocalists, with a separate strand for flute, the Carnatic Music programme gives students 5 days of sessions in 5 different themes or ragas. Each morning features an introduction to the theme of the day, and opportunities to learn about the scales, emotions and background of the subject. Each afternoon, one piece of music in that raga is taught to students, with an example of a recording or performance of that piece of music, the chance to learn about the composition, and the processes behind developing improvisation and performance skills.

Tutors — Rakesh Chaurasia — Ranajit Sengupta — Kousic Sen

Tutors — Lalgudi GJR Krishnan — Shashank Subramanyam — Patri Satish Kumar

Programme Strands Mridangam Masterclass

Discover Indian Music!

13 – 15 August

13 – 15 August

For advanced level mridangists, a special 3 day course on learning, practice, improvisation and theory is combined with the chance to learn compositions too.

Open to musicians from any musical genre, this is a chance explore contemporary Indian music with an emphasis on its fundamentals, compositions and nuances. Through the course, participants will have the opportunity to weave Indian music into their own experience, and to appreciate the background and trends in the genre. Discover Indian Music is a fascinating 3 day exploration for music students, aspiring composers, performers or teachers of any genre.

Tutor — Patri Satish Kumar

Samyo Orchestra Course 12 – 19 August


For members of the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music, Samyo, Music India offers an intensive 7 day course of orchestra skills, individual training, composition and performance training. To prepare orchestra members for future concerts, and give them advanced performance skills, a combination of Music India Gurus, coordinated by Conductor Gaurav Mazumdar, will offer a variety of skills based sessions, including the chance to learn and develop your own creative skills. Members of the orchestra will also get focused instrumental or vocal training from members of the Music India faculty.

— Anil Srinivasan — Guest Tutors from the Music India Faculty

Tutor — Conductor: Gaurav Mazumdar — Composer: Ranajit Sengupta — Guest tutors from the Music India faculty

Tarang Ensemble Course 12 – 19 August Tarang members will be led on a course of individual training and discovery that nurtures their own musical performance skills, improvisation and composition. Preparing them for touring concerts in the future, it will be a combined course of ensemble training, individual training and composition training. Members of the ensemble will also get focused instrumental or vocal training from members of the Music India faculty.

Tutor — Conductor: Nandini Muthuswamy — Composer: Shashank Subramanyam — Guest tutors from the Music India faculty

The home of Music India - The Capstone Theatre & Cornerstone Building at Liverpool Hope University

Music India information Venue Music India takes place at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus. This beautiful and secure campus environment is a vibrant centre for creative learning in Liverpool. The campus benefits from an excellent performance theatre, new on-site accommodation and many training spaces all surrounded by beautiful renaissance gardens. For more information on The Creative Campus please visit: Dates: Hindustani Music Retreat: Carnatic Music Retreat: Mridangam Masterclass: Discover Indian Music!: Samyo Orchestra Course: Tarang Ensemble Course:

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Accomodation Participant accommodation will be provided on campus in brand the new student halls. Each bedroom will consist of single rooms with en-suite facilities, and a shared kitchen diner with lounge. The campus benefits from 24 hour security and free wi-fi access.

Registration To book your place at Music India 2012 or for further info, please contact Milapfest: Email - / Tel: +44 151 291 3949 Download an application form at Milapfest Liverpool Hope University, The Capstone Building 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP, United Kingdom Tel +44 151 291 3949 / Email: / Web:

MUSIC India 2012 fees Tuition FEE (£)

Accommodation FEE (£) B&B


Hindustani / Carnatic Music Retreat


Discover Indian Music!/ Mridangam


Samyo Members


inc Accommodation Fee

Tarang Members


inc Accommodation Fee

Early Bird Discount*


(5 days/6 nights)


(3 days/4 nights)


*Early Bird Discount: Fees paid before 15th June 2012

Fee Payment Terms and Conditions Limited bursaries are available, based on specific criteria. Pleaase contact us for further information on the available schemes. Fees may be paid in three instalments; an early bird discount of £30 will be applied to the first instalment if received before 15th June 2012. Please contact us to arrange an instalment payment plan. Please note that fees may be paid in other currencies such as Euros, USD or Canadian Dollars. The amount should be equivalent to the fees stated above after currency conversion, plus additional £5 should be paid for oversees bank transfer. Fees should be paid by electronic bank transfer only. Please contact us for bank details. Fees can be paid in interest free instalments between March and July 2012 on dates mutually agreed Fees are NOT refundable unless the training programme is cancelled by Milapfest Full fees must be paid by 31 July 2012.

Terms and Conditions Milapfest reserves the right to substitute the teaching faculty advertised or alter the programme, without prior notice to the participant in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Milapfest reserves the right to refuse participant admission to its course without explanation to the participant. Participants will lose their right to continue participation if they engage in unacceptable conduct. While all reasonable precautions and information will be provided for participants to ensure a safe working environment, Milapfest shall not accept responsibility for loss of property or personal injury during the course or outside of teaching hours. Milapfest has a Child Protection Policy to ensure the safety of all children. Participants must make sure that they are physically fit to attend the course as they will be involved in at least 8 hours of training each day including dance and physical fitness. Accomplished, responsible youngsters between the ages of 12-16 may be admitted to Music-India on the recommendation of their teachers (in a separate letter attached to the Application), and on the complete understanding of the youngster’s parent/guardian that Milapfest does not and cannot undertake their especial supervision inside or outside of programmed sessions. The admission will be facilitated if a responsible, co-resident adult (including a participant or tutor) takes charge of their conduct, participation and wellbeing for the duration of Music-India. All other Terms and Conditions herein will also apply. Milapfest has an Equal Opportunities Policy in place. These policies are invoked by inclusion in all of our activities.

Milapfest, the UK’s leading Indian Arts Development Trust, works to create and develop high quality performance programmes that showcase the rich diversity of Indian culture and performing arts. Complementing and enriching this, is a sophisticated education and professional development programme for artists and students of Indian Arts. This includes two national orchestras, the Artschool, and many Artist Development opportunities in both music and dance. Now in its 27th year, Milapfest is working both nationally and internationally to promote excellence in the sector, and to forge a new and innovative approach for future engagement with Indian culture.

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