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Tabla Seminar with Sankar Chowdhury – Spring, 2018

The annual spring Tabla Seminar with Sankar P. Chowdhury will take place again in 2018 from April 21 to July 17. Sankar has been a visiting teacher at the College for over 15 years and is greatly valued for his skilled and patient teaching.

Please contact the College for more information about Sankar’s schedule for the Spring of 2018.

You can directly register for the course here:

Tabla Seminar Spring 2018

Student Recital 2016, kid
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Vom 21. April bis 17. Juli 2018 findet unser Frühlings-Tabla-Seminar mit Sankar P. Chowdhury statt. Sankar ist seit mehr als 15 Jahren Gastlehrer am College und ist höchst bewertet für seine grossartige und geduldige Art zu unterrichten.

Für weitere Informationen über die Frühlingskurse 2018 kontaktieren Sie bitte das Ali Akbar College.

Sankar & Sean


The 32nd Annual Seminar will take place from November 7 – 13, 2017

The 32nd Annual Seminar will feature the following activities:

I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 7 – 13

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 7 – 13

III. Introductory Tabla Workshop: November 11 & 12

IV. Concert with Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in the Grosser Saal of the Musikakademie Basel : November 10

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I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 7 – 13

This seminar will consist of classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Classes for each level will include tala exercises, vocal repertoire and instrumental workshops. The teachers for this seminar are Ken Zuckerman and Daniel Bradley.

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 7 – 13

Our tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, will give classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Review classes will be given by Suranjana Ghosh, one of Swapanda’s advanced students.

Costs: Full participation for all 7 days, Sfr. 550.-, 6 days, Sfr. 500.-, 5 days, Sfr. 450.-, 3 days, Sfr. 350. Individual lessons cost Sfr. 70.-. In some cases, tuition reductions may be applied for.

III. Introductory Tabla Workshop: November 11 & 12 , 2016

The Introductory Weekend Tabla Seminar consists of activities geared towards beginners. Instructors include Harprit Singh and Bastian Pfefferli.

Schedule – Tabla: Saturday & Sunday 14.00 – 16.00
Costs: Fr. 60.- /Lesson, Fr. 100.- for 2 Lessons

Please contact the College with any questions about the seminar.
info@aliakbarcollege.org


2017 Seminar Schedule / Stundenplan

ALI AKBAR COLLEGE OF MUSIC – SWITZERLAND
in Zusammenarbeit mit dem
Studio für Musik der Kulturen

MUSIK AKADEMIE BASEL
Klaus Linder-Saal und Studio I

DAS 32. JÄHRLICHE SEMINAR
SWAPAN CHAUDHURI, KEN ZUCKERMAN, DANIEL BRADLEY & Suranjana Ghosh
mit Nadia Oberli, Vittoria Pagani, Harprit Singh & Bastian Pfefferli

7. – 13. NOVEMBER 2017

SCHEDULE / STUNDENPLAN

DIENSTAG 7. NOV.
13.00 – 16.30 Workshop (Sitar)* (2)
16.00 – 21.00 Tabla mit Swapan Chaudhuri**
17.00 – 18.45 Instrumental* (1)
19.00 – 20.30 Tala & Vokal* (1)

MITTWOCH 8. NOV.
11.00 – 13.00 Tabla Review** (3)
10.30 – 12.15 Tala & Vokal* (1)
12.30 – 14.00 Instrumental – Anfänger* (1)
16.00 – 21.00 Workshop (Sitar)* (2)
16.00 – 21.00 Tabla mit Swapan Chaudhuri**

DONNERSTAG 9. NOV.
11.00 – 13.00 Tabla Review** (3)
10.30 – 12.15 Tala & Vokal*
12.30 – 14.00 Instrumental – Anfänger* (1)
15.00 – 19.00 Workshop (Sitar)* (2)
16.00 – 21.00 Tabla mit Swapan Chaudhuri**

FREITAG 10. NOV.
10.30 – 12.00 Tala Review & Vokal Review* (4)
11.00 – 13.00 Tabla Review* (3)
12.00 – 13.30 Instrumental Workshop* (4)
15.00 – 18.00 Workshop (Sitar)2
20.00 KONZERT mit Ken Zuckerman &
Swapan Chaudhuri (Grosser Saal)

SAMSTAG 11. NOV.
11.00 – 13.00 Tabla Review3
11.00 – 16.00 Workshop (Sitar)2
14.00 – 16.00 Tabla (Schnupperkurs)3
15.00 – 20.00 Tabla mit Swapan Chaudhuri
17.00 – 18.30 Instrumental1
18.30 – 20.00 Tala & Vokal 1
20.00 – 21.15 Studenten Rezital

SONNTAG 12. NOV.
11.00 – 13.00 Tabla Review** (3)
10.30 – 12.00 Tala & Vokal Review* (4)
12.00 – 13.30 Instrumental Workshop* (4)
14.00 – 16.00 Tabla (Schnupperkurs)** (3)
16.00 – 20.00 Workshop (Sitar)* (2)
16.00 – 21.00 Tabla mit Swapan Chaudhuri**

MONTAG 13. NOV.
10.00 – 13.00 Tabla Review** (3)
11.00 – 16.00 Workshop (Sitar)* (2)
16.00 – 21.00 Tabla mit Swapan Chaudhuri**
16.30 – 18.15 Instrumental* (1)
18.30 – 20.00 Vokal* (1)

(1)Ken Zuckerman, (2)Daniel Bradley, (3) Suranjana Ghosh, Harprit Singh & Bastian Pfefferli, (4) Nadia Oberli & Vittoria Pagani

*Klaus Linder-Saal, **Studio 1, ***Grosser Saal der Musikakademie Basel


Ongoing Classes

Vocal Classes

Vocal classes give a general introduction to the classical music of North India through singing. Compositions are learned in the most common ragas and students also learn the basic Talas (rhythmic cycles). Aspects of theory and history are also taught and students become familiar with the major styles and forms of Indian music (dhrupad, khyal, thumri, tarana, etc.).

Vocal classes presently take place on Tuesday from 19.00 – 20.30 and Thursday from 18.30 to 20.00. Read more…

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