Academy

About Academy

Aradhana Sangeet Academy is one of prominent music institute of Gujarat. More than 150 Students are taking training in this institute.

Aradhana Sangeet Academy provides degree courses like Sangeet Visharad (B.A. in Music), Sangeet Alankar (M.A. in Music) and Sangeet Praveen (Ph.D. in music) etc.

Aradhana Sangeet Academy runs many other activities.

Aradhana Sangeet Academy holds annual swarotsav every year and all the students of academy participate in it and they are given the training of how to perform on the stage. Many of famous artists and celebrities are invited as a chief guests. In one of the function the chief guest was our honorable chief minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi and he was fascinated by performance of the students and Dr. Monica Shah. He stressed on the point that for the upliftment of the indian sanskruti, it is very necessary to encourage such music institutes and he quoted, “Western Music rocks the body, while Indian Music gives peace to mind”.

The senior students and Dr. Monica Shah also perform “Malhar ke Prakar”, “Bhairav ke prakar”, “Kalyan ke Prakar” etc. in other swarotsav every year.

Aradhana Sangeet Academy is Celebrating three reputed festivals (1) Summer Music Festival, (2) Monsoon Music Festival and (3) Winter Music festival . Professional artists are invited from India and abroad to perform in the above festivals.This institute has also started Aradhana Listeners’ Club, which invites every month one artist to perform from various cities to encourage classical music.

Institute also held Garba Mahotsav during Navratri.

The founder and director, Dr. Monica H. Shah has sung in many prestigious festivals like  Saptak music festival(Ahmedabad), Aradhana music festival (Ahmedabad), Tanariri festival (vadnagar), NCPA (Mumbai), Baiju Samaroh (Mumbai), Alldiyakhan samaroh (Mumbai), Kalke kalar (Mumbai), Sangeet Research Academy (ITC)(Kolkata), BHU(Banars Hindu University), Puna University (Puna), Kumbha Samaroh  (Udaipur) and many more. She is giving her services by performing classical, semi classical and devotional programs at religious places, like Shivanand Ashram, Ambaji Mandir, Shrinathji, Ramkrishna Mission (Rajkot), Naroda baithak, Vallabh sadan, Jain temples. ect.

Dr. Shah is a regular approved artist of ALL India Radio and Doordarshan.

She is awarded with many awards like GUJARAT GAURAV PURASKAR of Govt. of Gujarat, SURMANI, SANGEET SHIROMANI, GCCI, NAVDEEP PRATISHTHAN, KRISHNA PRIYA, Ahmedabad Muncipal corporation award etc.

Dr. Shah has written and published ‘SANGEET ARADHANA’ book in 1 to 7 parts in Gujarati and English languages to spread Indian Classical Music.

In this institute 105 students have become Sangeet Vishrad (B.A. in music), 15 Students have become Sangeet Alankar (M.A. in Music) and two student have become Sangeet Pravin(Ph.D. in Music) under the guidance of Dr. Monica Shah.

Form this institute many student also participate at various state and national levels competition like Pt. Omprakash Thakore competition, Yuva Pratibha Sodh Spardha, Surmani National Award Spardha.

Aishwariya Majumdar, the winner of Amul Star Voice of India is Student of this academy.

Aradhana Sangeet Academy has also started Aradhana Foundation, which gifts CD’s, DVD’s and music related material of the academy to its members.

ASA gives free training of music to the selected students of Sola Bhagwat vidyapith.

ASA is also teaching music to blind students of “Blind Men Association, Ahmedabad” to improve their life.

ASA is doing humble work for the students’ welfare. ASA is teaching them in concessional fees those who are not in a good financial standing.

ASA provides scholarship to bright music students.