Global Music Institute—India

The Global Music Institute (GMI) is India’s leading contemporary music institute, offering innovative programs that enable young musicians to shape their futures in the global music industry. The institute was founded in 2011 by Aditya and Tarun Balani with the mission of bringing a distinctive and modern approach to music education to India.

GMI works to promote cross-cultural musical dialogue and exchange, especially between contemporary and more traditional styles of music, through its diverse international faculty. We believe in the power of music to transcend linguistic, economic, cultural, and intellectual barriers, and envision a local-to-global music community in which all people, genres, cultures, instruments, and sounds are in a state of dynamic collaboration and learning. 

Music education at GMI is viewed as a holistic learning experience. We believe in developing well-rounded students with a deep awareness and understanding of musical diversity, and a strong sense of professionalism. 


GMI is dedicated to enabling artistic and professional excellence while strengthening pathways to connect with and add value to the global music community. 


The programs, contemporary in content and approach, include interdisciplinary instruction in Hindustani music, Western classical music, and world music. They offer group and private instruction, ensembles, ear training, music theory, music technology, seminars, workshops, and performance opportunities at the GMI campus and outside, enabling students to become versatile performing artists. New Delhi has a number of cultural centers, music venues, and clubs that collaborate with students and faculty from the institute, providing unparalleled professional performance opportunities designed to integrate students into a thriving live music circuit and performing arts community.


GMI invites diverse international faculty across various stylistic and cultural backgrounds. Private lessons, music forums, ensemble workshops, and performances by faculty and visiting artists broaden the students' perspectives and foster a spirit of musical and personal growth.


The institute is situated on a two-acre campus facility with 12,000 square feet of student housing and 40,000 square feet of academic space, including the following:

  • A 150-seat auditorium
  • An amphitheater
  • Multipurpose classrooms
  • Private teaching studios
  • A multimedia library
  • An audio production lab with specialized music software
  • Practice rooms
  • Student and faculty apartments 
  • Student lounges
  • A cafeteria


About the Program

Students Who Entered GMI on or after September 1, 2022

Students Who Entered GMI Prior to September 1, 2022