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Available Majors: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Western Vocals, Indian Vocals This programme aims to create highly versatile musicians who develop mastery to perform confidently in a wide range of genres. You will be introduced to a broad range of performance technique exercises that develop a strong command over your instrument or voice, advanced harmonic and rhythmic concepts and performance as part of an ensemble.

B.Mus (Hons.) Contemporary Performance

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Principal Instrument Choices: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Western Vocals, Indian Vocals

This programme aims to develop high level instrument/vocal proficiency and musical versatility across contemporary genres such as Pop, Rock, Indie, Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B, Soul, Dance, Bollywood, etc. You will study instrument specific performance techniques and perform in ensembles that develop band performance skills as well as stylistic versatility. You will develop your overall musicality and musicianship through a structured study of music theory, traditional and contemporary harmony, arranging, and aural training. 

Students choosing Indian vocals as their principal instrument will follow a learning path that prepares you for the Bollywood music industry at large, as well as the independent music industry, with a particular focus on Classical Fusion Music and Playback Singing. The studies will prepare you to be a versatile singer both on stage and in the recording studio.

Along with these domain specific skills, you will gain a broad understanding of a wide variety of musical styles and cultures, music history, and global media & entertainment business practices, and apply these skills and knowledge to shape your performance profile.

You will engage in a number of collaborative projects with students from other creative and technical specialisations, and participate in social immersion projects, professional internships, portfolio development and personal and lifestyle enhancement programmes that open up networking opportunities and develop professionalism, entrepreneurial abilities, leadership, problem solving, communication and team skills.


Duration : 4 Years
Credits: 160 (40per year)


Instrument/Voice Technique

Instrument/Voice Fundamentals, Posture, Dexterity, Technique, Sight Reading

Read More Read Less of Written Music Notation, Scales, Arpeggios and Chords, Phrasing, Articulation, Dynamics and Expression, Rhythmic and Harmonic Principles, Repertoire Study, Stylistic Studies, Improvisation, Developing Personal Style and Sound, Performance Technology.

Western and Indian Ensemble Studies

Roles and Functions in an Ensemble, Music Arrangements, Rehearsal Techniques,

Read More Read Less Developing a Cohesive Band Sound, Stage Presence and Showmanship, Effective Communication, Connecting with Band Members and Audience, Performing Sound Checks, Communicating with the Sound Crew, Band Leadership, Performance Etiquette, Performance Technology.

Harmony and Ear Training

Principles of Traditional and Contemporary Harmony, Application Of Harmonic

Read More Read Less Principles In Performance, Aural Recognition of Melody, Rhythm and Harmony, Transcription, Sight Singing, Call and Response.

Performance Showcase

Independent Performance Showcase Planning, Repertoire Selection, Selection of

Read More Read Less Musicians and Technical Crew, Rehearsal Planning, Event Promotion, Front of House Management, Show Production.

Who is
this for?

If you are musically inclined, creative, and love the energy and excitement of performing music live for an audience or singing bollywood and Indian pop repertoire for films and OTT content, you should enrol in this programme.


Performing Artist
Music Director/Composer
Session Musician
Voice Over Artist
Music Arranger
Song Writer
TV/Radio Host
Music Consultant
Music Educator

Your next step in
Self Discovery

Total Credits

For 3 Years

The True School of Music
Practice Credits
General Education


Social Immersion Project

Designed to sensitise students to social problems and apply their problem-solving skills to solve one real-life problem.

Industry Internship Programme

Designed for providing an opportunity for the students to apply their learning in a real-life work environment

Research/ Innovation

Designed to impart research and analytical skills required for problem-solving and innovation

Execution By Service In Institutional Committees (ESIC)

Providing opportunity for students to own & work on issues that will help develop their alma mater

Personality Enhancement Program

Learning to manage oneself and developing a good lifestyle


Ashutosh Phatak
Ashutosh Phatak

Pro Vice Chancellor - Institutional Impact, Faculty - Music Production


The True School of Music is India’s premiere institute of contemporary music that began operations in Mumbai in 2013. In addition to the main campus in Karjat where degree programmes in music are conducted, True School presently offers its Pro Music Production Certificate Programme in Bangalore and Goa
We evaluate all applications for merit and unique musical abilities. A very limited number of scholarships are offered to highly deserving candidates while issuing the offer of admission.
Generally classes will be conducted between 3PM and 8PM on weekdays.