Apart from the Diploma faculty, SAM has also organized short term workshops and masterclasses by notable artists.
Known for his aesthetic and embellished accompaniment on the Mridangam, he has been bestowed with Sangeet Natak Akademi award by Govt. of India, Kalaimamani by State Govt of Tamil Nadu, Vishwakalabharati, Mrudanga Chudaroli, Lifetime achievement award by Shanti Arts Foundation. He is also Asthana Vidwan of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Mutt.
George Brooks the “leading American voice in Indian jazz fusion”, saxophonist and composer, has performed with notable musicians.