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MARGARET SHISHAK SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The MSSM of Patkai Christian College (autonomous) is being established to provide quality music education for North-East India and beyond.​

Course Duration

Bachelor of Music Degree – 6 Semesters (3 years) Bachelor of Music Honours Degree – 8 Semesters (4 years)

Course Content

The curriculum fosters personal growth and creativity with a focus on Western classical, sacred, and ethnic music. Every Semester includes Applied Music (Individual tuition in one instrument), Performance Lab & Ensemble. Year 1: English, Research Skills, Bible, Music Theory, Aural Skills, Choir, Music Appreciation, Class Piano, Introduction to Conducting, Form in Music.

 
EVERY SEMESTER INCLUDES APPLIED MUSIC (INDIVIDUAL TUITION IN ONE INSTRUMENT), PERFORMANCE LAB & ENSEMBLE.

Year 1:
English, Research Skills, Bible, Music Theory, Aural Skills, Choir, Music Appreciation, Class Piano, Introduction to Conducting, Form in Music.

Year 2:
English, Bible, Theory, Aural Skills, Choir, Music History & Literature (Medieval & Renaissance), Class Voice, Introduction to Church Music, Choral Conducting, Congregational Song, World Music.

Year 3:
Music History Literature (Baroque – 20th Century), Introduction to Ethno Music, Choral Conducting, Music Education, Composition & Arranging, Music Computer Application, Music Elective, Choir, Non-Music Subject.

Year 4:
Students major in Applied Music, Conducting or Sacred Music. These include the following courses:

  • Applied: Literature, Pedagogy, Vocal Diction (Vocalists) Keyboard Harmony (Pianists), Senior Recital.
  • Conducting: Choral Literature, Choral Diction, Advanced Conducting, Voice Pedagogy, Senior Recital.
  • Sacred Music: Music & Worship, Philosophy of Church Music (CM), CM Administration, CM Ministries, Senior Project.
Eligibility/Requirements

Minimum qualifications required:
*Class XII passed with minimum of 45% marks in any stream. – Result awaited students also apply for audition.
*Music Theory equivalent to Grade 5 Trinity or ABRSM.
*Music Practical equivalent to Grade 3 Trinity or ABRSM.
(Students wishing to major in Applied Music in Year 4 should be
Grade 5 level on entry.)

Application Process:

March-April: Applicants must submit the duly filled Audition Form with all required documents to Patkai College Office by April 25.
Class 12 students apply with results pending.


May: Eligible applicants are called for audition and entrance test. At audition, applicants perform one piece and are interviewed by the Faculty. Music Theory knowledge is assessed by the Entrance Test taken on the same day.
Results of the audition are given within a week.

July: Semester begins.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Vivee Peseye
Dean

Master of Music (Church Music), Biola University, La Mirada, California,

USA Doctor of Philosophy (Church Music), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Email :  dmus@patkaicollege.edu.in

Areas of Interest: 
  • Piano
  • Conducting
  • Church music
  • Ethnomusicology

Zingrin Shishak
HOD, Assistant Professor

Master of Music (Piano Pedagogy), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Email : shishakzpiano@gmail.com

Areas of Interest: 
  • Piano pedagogy
  • Piano accompanying
  • Music Theory
  • Music Computer Applications

R. Mhonroni Lotha
Assistant Professor

Master of Arts in Church Music,Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth , Texas, USA, 2017
Master of Music in Church Music (Conducting),Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth , Texas, USA, 2017
Email :  mhontoro@gmail.com
Areas of Interest : 
  • Conducting
  • Voice
  • Piano

 

Mr. Kevisekuo Sechu
Assistant Professor

Master of Music (Music Education), College of Music and Performing Arts St. Paul University, Manila, Philippines
Email :  ksekuo@gmail.com
Areas of Interest: 
  • Guitar
  • Voice
  • Conducting
  • Composition

Limasanen I. Imsong
Assistant Professor

Master of Music in Theory Pedagogy College of Music and Performing Arts St. Paul University, Manila, Philippines

Email : limasanen743@gmail.com

Areas of Interest : 
  • Music Theory
  • Pedagogy
  • Guitar
  • Violin

 

Maria Cherednikova
Assistant Professor

Master in violin performance, orchestra, ensemble, quartet, pedagogy from Rachmaninov Conservatory, Rostov, Russia

Email : maria_violino@mail.ru

Areas of Interest: 
  • Ethno Art
  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Improvisation