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Applications sought for Citi - NCPA scholarship for advanced training in Indian music
CHENNAI, March 16: The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) offers scholarships to talented young musicians through its special scholarship scheme. Every year, the NCPA offers the NCPA-CITI Scholarship for Indian music. The objective is to support the best emerging talent in Hindustani vocal music.

It is now inviting applications from students between 18 years and up to 30 years of age (as off 1st March 2016) for a scholarship in advance training in Hindustani music (vocal - khayal/dhrupad; melody instruments – sitar, sarod, violin, flute, harmonium etc.). The value of the scholarship is Rs. 7,500 a month for one year (April 2016- March 2017). Applications can be send in in an envelope marked `Citi - NCPA Scholarship for Indian Music’ to the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 or mail to on or before 31st March, 2016.

Full details
The application (bio-data) must contain details regarding the individual’s name, date of birth, address, contact number/alternate contact number, professional qualification, email ID, music teachers/gurus, number of years of training and details of achievements/prizes/scholarships and performances, amongst other noteworthy details.

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 April- May 2016. The decision of the NCPA Selection Committee will be final, says a release.

Eligibility criteria:
Students who are benefiting from any other scholarship in the year 2016-17 are not eligible to apply. Also, applicants should not be working as professional musicians. Contact number: 022 - 6622 3872, 6622 3737