Manjari School of Performing Arts is a non-profit organization in the state of New Jersey. The Director, Sharmila Pinki Ghoshal, has been teaching music for over 25 years in the tri-state area. The group has performed at notable venues throughout the years, including New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ), Crossroads Theatre Company (New Brunswick, NJ), and Nicholas Music Center (Rutgers- New Brunswick, NJ). In addition, the school puts on an annual showcase to present the diverse accomplishments of its students and gather with friends and supporters to celebrate their progress in music.
The ultimate goal is to spread knowledge and appreciation of South Asian culture through musical teaching and performances. The school focuses on North Indian Classical and Semi-Classical vocal music, tabla, harmonium, tanpura, and notation-reading skills. While promoting the practice of music, Manjari School of Performing Arts upholds the the motto of Guru-Shishya Parampara. It mirrors the way vedic chanting was transmitted from mouths to ears for thousands of years, before written word existed. Based on this idea, Guru-Shishya is the mentoring relationship from teacher to disciple to student (Guru = teacher; Shishya = disciple).
Manjari School of Performing Arts believes in core values in order for a student to be able to master the skills and translate their talents and passions to music. We harness commitment, respect, and devotion. This school is also a symbol of society as it helps bring students closer to their South Asian roots and be open to learning a variety of cultural arts. We provide a plethora of options within the school. Learn more about our classes and events.