Application form for Teacher post
What to expect :
Good Salary, Accomodation and Professional
alapana is a premier institution in Singapore
founded in 1999. The anchor person is Mrs R.Banumathy, daughter and disciple of Sangita
Kalanidhi Dr S.Ramanathan. Mrs R.Banumathy and Sri V.Raghuraman are the founder
Directors of alapana. The institution has an advisory panel of scholars and persons of
respectable standing in the society.
The objective of alapana is to impart quality
education in fine arts - Indian classical music and Bharatanatyam. Quality & Variety
are the hallmark of alapana.
As at the end of 2009, alapana's student
strength stands at 450, and it is growing steadily.
Performance opportunities for
students are aplenty and
students are groomed to perform on stage.Furthermore, there is an in-house stage at
alapana, complete with an excellent sound system and the classrooms are well equipped.
The prime location of alapana easily makes it
one of the best-located Indian Institutions in Singapore - On the Serangoon Road,
100meters from Farrer Park MRT (Train station), adjacent to Sri Srinivasa Perumal
temple. It is also proximal to the bus stop, 24-hour supermarkets like Mustafa in the
neighbourhood, best of the Indian Vegetarian restaurants nearby etc.
alapana students have won National level
competitions conducted by the National Arts Council, Singapore. Orchestral & Choir
presentations of alapana are known for their innovative and originality.
We at alapana, adhere to a strictly
structured syllabus. "Sruti Manjari", authored by Mrs R.Banumathy (blessed with
a foreword by none other than Sri Semmangudi R.Srinivasa Iyer) and "Laya Manjari'
writen by Sri V.Raghuraman (with blessings of the Mridangam Maestro, Sri Umayalpuram
K.Sivaraman)are our prescribed texts for Carnatic Music and Mridangam, respectively.
Additionally, Dr S.Ramanathan's books are our commonly-used reference guides.
alapana music students have an added
advantage of learning authentic, undiuted Indian Music Theory from their teachers. From
time to time, alapana also conducts a special course for very young children also and the
course is called alapana balak culture (abc).
alapana conducts 3 types of classes - Regular
course, Flexi & Intensive.
Students initially join the 'Standard' course
and move upwards to go to "Intermediate' Level and 'Advanced' Level after qualifying
in the examinations. There are 3 stages are every Level. Students at Intermedite and
Advanced Levels are also required to do project assignments. Examinations are conducted
every year and certificates are issued.
The accommodation for alapana teachers
is in the same building upstairs.
Positions in alapana arts, Singapore
Advertisements containing the
following text have appeared in 'The Hindu' in the past.
teachers wanted for alapana Singapore.
Ph: +91 97891 78545 / +65 9828 0418 "
are invited for teaching positions in Carnatic music- Vocal, Veena and Violin & Bharatanatyam at alapana
Professionally qualified candidates with adequate
experience may apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancies for Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Vocal,
Violin & Flute will be filled up immediately, in the order of priority.
Interviews will be held in Chennai. Short-listed
candidates will be placed on
our 'Reserve panel' and will be called from time to time to fill up
the new vacancies as and when they arise.
Application forms can be downloaded from
Those who are desirous may call us at the
Singapore Telephone number: +65 9828 0418 or at the landline, +65 6295 0212
or at the Chennai phone number,
+91 97891 78545.
What we look for:
1. Professional qualification
eg. Relevant Degree, Diploma etc
2. Adequate/relevant experience in teaching with
competent performing abilities.
3. Ability to teach multiple-subjects will be
4.Proficiency in English is essential.
5. Physical fitness and mental robustness is a
6. Valid passport with readiness to join within
a month of call letter.
7. Right attitude to grow with the institution
is as important as the aptitude.
Certain specific requirements -
a) Candidates who have completed their training
at Bharatakalanjali of the Dhananjayans and/or Kalakshetra, Chennai will be given
b) Ability to perform Nattuvangam is a must.
c) Proven Choreography skills.
d) A wide repertoire and willingness to learn
e) Ability to source materials required for
teaching, such as the recorded version of the items and also costume & stage
requirements for performances..
.f) Opportunities for performing will be
limited as this is a teaching position.
a) A good Patantharam with ability to
write proper notation .
b) Knowledge of tradition as well as the latest
trends in Carnatic music field without compromising on the classical aspects.
c) A rich repertoire with a strong foundation
in compositions of the Trinity.
d) Ability to teach basics patiently
and to adjust to varied pitches to teach young students.
e) Vocal teachers
are required to be competent to sing for Bharatanatyam Margam programmes as well.
f) Violin, Veena and Flute teachers should have
a neat finger-technique and a proper style.
Candidates may send in their application in the prescribed
form as an attachment with an email addressed to email@example.com
Short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview.
Those who reach the final interview will meet up with our
representative in Chennai. After successful completion of the final round of interview,
the selected candidate will sign up to join in about a month's time. Appointment is
subject to the Immigration approval for a valid Work Pass to be issued by the Singapore Government.:
375 Serangoon Road, Singapore - 218122
Contact Telephone numbers:
Singapore : +65 9828 0418, +65 6295 0212
Chennai: +91 97891 78545
- Single Accommodation (subject to
- Performance-based cash incentives
- Loyalty programmes