Swapnil Chaphekar

Swapnil Chaphekar
Assistant Professor and Head
School of Kalayoga

Trained in the Guru-Shishya Parampara from Gurus like Pt Dr Ram Deshpande and Smt Padmini Dandekar, Swapnil Chaphekar is a Hindustani Classical vocalist gifted with a confluence of Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra Gharanas. He holds three master’s degrees with gold medals in two of them. Swapnil has a passion for teaching and is determined to help the younger generation who aspires to take on the mantle of Indian classical music. He has participated in a TV musical reality show. Adding to Swapnil’s multifaceted personality, he is a professional lyricist, poet and music composer too. He has written over 200 poems in Hindi, Braj & Marathi. He has participated and recited his poems in many poets’ meets all over Maharashtra as well as presented programs on AIR and TV. He has written lyrics for a TV serial and some upcoming films. Under the pen name ‘Preet’, he has written and composed many bhajans, classical bandishes, semi-classical songs and also light music songs. Swapnil has presented papers in seminars, and has been conducting music appreciation workshops for various age groups. He has hosted many events and can compere in English, Hindi & Marathi. Other than musical pursuits, he also loves painting and handicraft. Swapnil has teaching experience as Asst.Prof. in AGS College of Education (B.Ed.) in Boisar for a year, and as Visiting Faculty in the Dept. of Music, University of Music for a theory subject for final year M.Mus., for a year. Presently Swapnil teaches Hindustani Classical music at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth.

Education

  • M.Mus (Gold Medallist) from University of Mumbai
  • Sangeet Alankar from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya
  • Sangeet Bhaskar (Gold medallist) from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh
  • NET cleared (with JRF) from UGC
  • Pursuing Ph.D. (University of Mumbai)
  • Certificate holder in ‘Indian Aesthetics’ from Dept. of Philosophy, University of Mumbai.

Areas of Teaching

  • Hindustani Classical Vocal

 

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Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful. —Swami Chinmayananda
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