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Notable Music Concerts and Teaching Assignments

2009

  • Aug 22: Manhattan, NY - Singing as part of "Sun to Stars" festival organized by SolarOne
  • Aug 15: Battery Park City, NY - Carnatic vocal accompaniment for Bharatanatyam dancer Malini Srinivasan, as part of Battery Park Dance festival
  • Aug 2: Hindu Temple, Flushing, NY - Patriotic Song recital along with my students as part of the "Hindu heritage day" and Indian Independence Day celebrations
  • May 7-10: Joyce SOHO, Manhattan, NY - Carnatic vocals for "Tapasya", a dance production by Rajika Puri and Dancers

2008

  • Oct 3: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT - Singing for dancer Anita Ratnam as part of the Navrathri Celebrations
  • Sep 1: Release of "Ragam Thalam Anandham", an instructional video guide to Carnatic Music learning, with grant funds received from Fund for Folk Culture, Tx
  • Jun 4-7: Joyce SOHO, Manhattan, NY - Singing as part of Trinayan Collective, an Odissi dance group
  • May 14-16: Theater for the New City, Manhattan, NY - Singing as part of "Kinding Sindaws: Dances without Borders" series

2007

  • Jun 23: Raga and Jazz Workshop, Lotus Music and Dance
  • May 4-13: Carnatic vocals for Ragamala music and dance theater for 15 shows at the New Victory theater, Manhattan, NY.
  • Apr 18: Carnatic vocals for Temple to Theatre, a thematic dance presentation by Ragamala music and dance theater at Van Wezel Center, Sarasota, Florida.
  • Apr 7: Carnatic vocals for Arangetram- Dance graduation recital by student of Amruthakala Dance academy in New York.
  • Mar 22-26: Carnatic vocals for Bharatanatyam Unwrapped a classical dance presentation by New York based dance company Rajika Puri and dancers at the Joyce SOHO, Manhattan
  • Feb 7- Mar 28 - Carnatic music workshops (introductory and intermediate levels) on raga(melody) and tala(rhythm) at Lotus music and dance studios in Manhattan
  • Jan 16: Lecture-demonstration on Carnatic vocal techniques at Terrill Middle school, New Jersey
  • Raga and Jazz-in Unity and Diversity- 2 hour intensive workshop on raga explorations for Jazz musicians at Lotus studios, Manhattan

2006

  • Offered a course on Carnatic music at the New York university for two semesters.
  • Lecture demonstration on the Fundamentals of Indian rhythms (talas) at the City College of New York, New York.
  • Invited to be judge for classical music competition organized by the esteemed TLCA in New York
  • Solo vocalist for Urban Kutcheri a thematic music and dance presentation at the Joyce SOHO, New York.
  • Performance with renowned dancer Ms. Suba Ramesh parmar at th Sivananda Yoga ranch, NY.
  • Part of the Shubanjali dance team at the Bridgewater, NJ temple dance competition
  • Classical vocalist for Dance graduation ceremony (Arangetram) in Long Island.
  • Vocal Concert at Bridgewater Hindu temple for Navarathri celebrations in New Jersey
  • Vocal concert for Saraswathy pooja celebrations at Staten Island Hindu temple
  • Vocal concert for Sai baba temple in Flushing, NY
  • Carnatic music workshop on ragas ( melodies ) and talas ( rhythms ) at Lotus music and dance studios in Manhattan
  • An evening of Canatic music and Kuchipudi classical dance. Performance at the Lotus music and dance studio.

2005

  • Thematic chamber music concert at Manalapan, NJ
  • Lec-dems on the Theory and Practice of Carnatic music at Bard Univ, NY
  • Invited to be judge for classical vocal competition conducted by the prestigious organization CMANA of NJ
  • Master class on Carnatic swaras at Bloomingdale school of Music, Manhattan
  • Studio recording of music for classical dance in Queens, NY
  • Solo vocal concert for Diwali celebrations at Bridgewater temple, NJ
  • Carnatic music ensemble lectures for the fall semester at the New York univ. http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/music/dept_ensem.html
  • Compered for three Bharatanatyam arangetrams (graduations) at NJ
  • Performed with classical dancer Sonali Skandan at the Flushing temple,NY
  • Performances for classical dance at the Chennai Annual Music festival in India.