Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts
The Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA) was started in November 2007 in Bangalore. This global institute for the performing arts is the brainchild of India’s foremost violinist, Dr. L. Subramaniam and Bollywood Legend Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam. It has been their dream to have an international institute in India that imparts high quality education in the areas of music and other performing arts. SaPa is headed by Dean Bindu Subramaniam and Associate Dean Ambi Subramaniam.
The academy’s vision is to identify, nurture, train and mentor those who want to pursue a career in the various performing arts. This boutique musical institution is focused on creating the next generation of great performers and creating global musical exchanges and dialogues.
SaPa focuses on special teaching methods for children, through the SaPa Baby program, to help them discover the enjoyment of art, and develop a deep love for artistic endeavours.
SaPa also has special programs for professional musicians of various cultural backgrounds to learn elements of Indian music including improvisation, composition, melodic and rhythmic structures. It organises special workshops and interactive sessions with creative personalities from all walks of life, from world famous blues musicians to instrument makers and encourages its students to understand and explore various artistic possibilities.
The SaPa Centre of Excellence is based in Sanjaynagar, Bangalore and is expanding to other parts as well.