We are a music and culture led non-profit organization with a mission: we want to promote formal music education, preserve the intangible heritage, promotion of talent and the promotion of music and dances of various ethnic groups of Nepal at the National and international levels.
Combining our research with industry experts to deliver music education to the society!!
Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya, a music school established in the year 2006 by Music Nepal. It aims to provide formal education in music from the primary level. It is probably the first ever school established with due permission from Ministry of Education, with the given responsibility of developing curriculum for formal music education. The school is managed by Nepal Music Center, a non-profit organization.
NSV is currently working on the development of relevant music curriculum. In this process, Nepal Music Center has been exploring the folk music of various ethnic groups as a possible educational resource.
Recently, in the Spring of 2016, the ministry of education made an important decision and introduced music in technical stream education and Nepal Sangeet Vidhyalaya was chosen to be the pilot school for this first time ever program in Nepal from the academic year 2073. Expanding into the high school grades with a music curriculum that emphasizes the development of the student as a musician for the 21st century. Nepal Sangeet Vidhayala is the Nepal’s only High school that teaches music as a core subject.
A not for profit institution committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education, giving children the tools and confidence to excel in education and in life: Among others, our main activities include:
With the aim to provide formal music education from the primary level onwards, NSV is the first school in Nepal to be assigned the task of developing a music curriculum by the Ministry of Education. With our curriculum approved up to class ten, staff and teachers at NSV are currently working on the development of a curriculum for higher studies in music.
NSV sees Eastern and Western pedagogies as complementary and relies on both to work towards an innovative instructional methodology. Our belief in “learning by doing” is evident in our teaching methods. School workshops, ensembles, and concerts are among the regular activities put on by NSV students and staff.
We believe in the fundamental that –‘Talent must be found and fostered!’
Musicians and dancers are creators and bearers of specialized knowledge, and should be celebrated by a wide audience.
We help open the door for talented students to work with the best talent in the field of music. We also provide recording /publishing facilities for talents to help them promote their creativity.
NMC stages both internal and external events on a regular basis by performers of a variety of genres.
Our program focuses on: • Construction and development of technical and motor skills • Development of musicality and expressiveness • Ear training and general music theory • Interpreting and understanding of musical works • Creating a repertoire • Preparation for concerts, competitions and examinations • Coaching and mental training for stage performances • Regular performances
NSV also facilitates young researchers!
Nepal Music Center is continuously studying musical traditions of various ethnic groups to generate educational materials.
With the motive of extending research beyond documentation, transcription, and analysis to include and action; a large portion of our research is carried out with the aim of integrating different cultural music traditions into teaching materials for a national curriculum.
It is a center for research, documentation, preservation, and promotion of music and dance culture.
NMC is a music institution that:
• Teaches the skills that the industry seeks, with the industries best teachers/ Performers.
• House for International certificates; Rock school / ABRSM
• Promotion of our researched documentation for education purposes.
• Regular workshops with national and international professionals.
Nepal Music Center (NMC) is committed to the exchange of students, teachers, and performers at the national, regional, and international levels.
Our exchange Program expands opportunities for students /teachers and musicians by creating exchanges with leading universities and faculties.
NMC has welcomed experts in various fields through its exchange program, including professors, composers, performers, sound engineers, choreographers, and directors from Norway, Sweden, Finland the United States, the United Kingdom, China and France, among others.
Not only does the exchange program benefit NSV but also helps other industry people in Nepal, with workshops and concerts. Nepali musicians and music educators have been received in Sweden, Norway, Finland, China, Malaysia to attend and give workshops and concerts; Several NSV students/teachers, have performed at events like the Forde Festival in Norway , the Ethno Festival in Sweden, Glomus Camp in Borneo, Malaysia.
Mr. Satya Mohan Joshi – Chairman (Born 1920 AD )
A well known Senior Cultural expert, Writer and Researcher and has been honored with Madan Puraskar (3 times) and Suprabal Gorkhabahu followed by many other awards. A Chancellor of Nepal Bhasa Academy. Haamro Lok Sanskriti (Madan Puraskar in 1956); Nepali Rastriya Mudra (Madan Puraskar of 1960); KARNALIKO LOK SASKRITI (a research collection); CHARUMATI, SUN KESHARI, MAGIPA: LAKHE, BAGH BHAIRAB (dramas) are some of the notable publications among more than 60 publications in various fields.
A former chief secretary of the government of Nepal, and also a former chairperson of the Public Service Commission. Mr. Shakya has also held the responsibility as Secretary at the Ministry of Law and Justice and is a renowned drafting expert of laws and constitution.
Ex- Joint secretary MoE, Board of Trustee of Bhanubhakta Memorial H.S. School and College and also the Life Member of JAAN
An Associate Professor of Nepali Literature in Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, A writer and a theatre critic. Served as the Central Treasurer in Family Planning Association of Nepal (1991-2000) and also the life member of FPAN. A member of the Board Committee of Nepal Copyright Protection Committee. The member of the Advisory Board of LACC (Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre) and has also published a book on Nepali folk music.
Tom Gravlie has been working with NMC since its establishment. He is the Director International Department at Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway).
Concerts Norway is owned and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. Concerts Norway produces live music, organizes and distributes concerts and artists abroad and at home, and acts as adviser in a series of occasions. The school concerts are their main task, and children and young people are main target group. Annually, Concerts Norway employs some 800 musicians, and organizes and promotes close to 10 000 concerts. The school concerts are carried out in close collaboration with county municipalities and The Cultural Rucksack, whereas international activities are funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Aguitarist, composer, recording engineer and music teacher. His work has been recognized in countless national media and music platforms. In 2011, the Government of Nepal honored him with a ‘Rastriya Shikcha Padak’ (National Medal of Education) for his contribution in promoting music education along with many other national music awards for his work. He is also a roster team member of the Curriculum Development Center (CDC) and a master trainer for National Center for Education Development (NCED), Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal. Judge of TV reality show, Guitar Maestro (2010) and has also judge many other music competitions.
Book on Guitar Scale, Chord and Arpeggios releasing in 2015, X-iT Final Chapter, Music Nepal 2009, Drishty, New media, Nepal 1999, Drishty, Sacred Soundz, USA 1997 are some of his publications and discographies.
Professor Einar Solbu has held positions on the Norwegian art scene such as Dean of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Director of Rikskonsertene (Norwegian Concert Institute), President of the Board of Directors of the Norwegian Opera and Ballet and Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
He has served on a number of boards and committees within the areas of music education and cultural policies, as an advisor and consultant in Sweden, the UK, Italy, Germany, Palestine, Nepal and the USA and as President of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and Executive Vice-President of the International Music Council (IMC).
Mr. David Price is an experienced education consultant, project manager, strategic adviser and public speaker. After working in the music industry, he became involved in education in 1991, lecturing in adult, further and higher education. In 1994 he helped establish Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where he was Director of Learning for 7 years.
Since then, he has led national projects in arts and education in the UK (most notably the innovative Musical Futures and Learning Futures projects for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation) and advised companies, third-sector organizations and government departments internationally. The focus of his work is primarily about finding innovative ways to engage learners through more democratic and more relevant forms of education. In June 2008, he was awarded the OBE for Services to Education.
Professor Heidi Westurland has completed the Doctor of Music (scientific line) degree at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland 2002, Master’s degree in Social Sciences (1999, University of Helsinki) philosophy as her main subject, Master’s Degree in Music (1988, Sibelius Academy) and Diploma in the Humanities in musicology (1993, University of Helsinki). She has studied at The Royal Music School in Stockholm, at the University of London, and as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (Philosophy of Education Research Center).
She is a Member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Music Education (Research) 2004-2008. She has published articles in several international and Finnish journals and books, for example, in Philosophy of Music Education Review, Music Education Research, International Journal of Music Education, British Journal of Music Education, Nordic Research on Music Pedagogy, Finnish Journal of Music Education, and, recently, in Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues.
Prof. Westerlund is currently working as a Professor of Music Education at Sibelius Academy, Chair of MuTri Doctoral School and Chair of CERADA.
Professor Huib Schippers has a long, diverse and profound history of engagement with music, education and training in various cultures. Trained as a professional sitar player since 1975 and proceeded with careers in performance, teaching, research, journalism, the record trade, arts policy and project management.
He founded the World Music School in Amsterdam, Netherlands, worked for conservatoires in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and was the driving force behind realizing the World Music & Dance Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Currently, he is Director of Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
Renowned senior lyricist started writing poems and songs in 1951.
Aankhako Bhaka Ankhaile, Swargaki Rani, Kunjama Gunjiyo, Bho Bho Nasodha, Madhumas Yo Dilko and Ye Kanchha Thattaima, Bichodko Pida, Sero Fero Mero are legendary songs. Apart from these, other lyrics such as Yo Kholako Sanglo Pani, Ankhaima Rata Gali, Jati Hansu Bhanchu, Goreto Yo Gaunko, Ghumtima Naau Hai, Fulai Fulko Mausam, and Malmali Ghumto are some of his most popular songs.
He has also been honored with many national and international awards.
Legendary folk singer also known as “Lok Samrat” has served as conservationist at the Nepal Music Society, President of Sanskritik Sambardhan Parishad, Honorary Member of Nepal Film Board, Member of Sikshya Mantralaya UNESCO, President of Pratilipi Adhikar Sanrakshyan Maanch and has been working for copyrights of the Nepali artists and sung and recorded over 200 folk songs and also some movie songs.