Department of Western Music
The Western Music Department offers the Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Western Music with specializations in Piano, Voice, Violin,Viola, Cello, Classical Guitar, Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone and other instruments. The Western Music degree at UVPA is the only of its kind offered with a high quality comprehensive program designed for undergrads to acquire with a holistic education in Music. The degree is designed towards coaching musicians to enter the music industry as performers, collaborators, educationists, composers and music entrepreneurs and such. The University Western Orchestra and the University choir is engaged in a range of performance activities throughout the academic year in addition to chamber ensembles such as the classical guitar groups, Piano Ensemble Groups, Saxophone groups and other groups.
- H.K.L.M Hettiarachchi – MU/15/001
- National Youth Awards 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019 – Flute – First Place
- Chinese Ambassador Scholarship in 2019 – For best results.
- 2020 – Runners up – Derana Super Star – Nuwandika Senaratne
- 2012 (?) – Top 10 finalists – Sirasa Start – Nadini Premadasa
- 2014 (?) – Top 20 finalists – Sirasa Super Star – Udara Kariyapperuma
PIANO- SAGARA WIJESINGHE
- Best music composer award National Ballet Competition 2006
- Best keyboard player (piano/ electric keyboards) award “ITN RANTHARU” island wide band competition
- Best instrumentalist award “Ceylonta Prabodaya” island wide competition which telecasted on Swarnawahini
- Best Keyboard player (piano/Digital Keyboards) award National Youth festival
Classrooms equipped with multi-media projectors, Performance Hall equipped with a YAMAHA Grand Piano for classical music concerts as well as orchestral concert use. A Computer lab with access to Learning Management System.