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I'm an Indian-American composer and vocalist. I attended Princeton University and pursued graduate studies in London and Manchester, UK before returning to my home state of Minnesota. Growing up as the daughter of a world-renowned musician, I was fortunate to have early exposure to rich traditional music and unique cross-cultural collaborations. I trained in Carnatic music for several years and learned piano before becoming a student of Western classical vocal music― as a chorister and as a soloist.
This multi-faceted musical environment lit the creative fire in me. I write music that explores intersections in my South Indian and Western classical background, my diasporic identity, and my interests across genres and artistic disciplines. In my quest to keep growing, I occupy myself with this balance: sharing transcultural experiences in order to bring people together while upholding my belief in the importance of representation and advocacy. I am constantly learning, and I hope that my music and my writing expose and educate, too.
You can read my formal bios, learn more about me, find out about my music, explore my big upcoming project, listen to me on SoundCloud and YouTube, see my upcoming events, follow me on social media, and, if you'd like, peruse and purchase available scores.
Please reach out to me at email@example.com― I love hearing about new projects. In addition to Traditional Concert Composing, I enjoy composing for media1, guiding cross-cultural studio productions2, making electronic jams3, vocal accompanying4, experimental improvising, voiceover work, and songwriting.
If it involves sound, I'm in.
1 'Tendrils of Light' by Shruthi Rajasekar with Spitfire Audio
2 Maithree: The Music of Friendship
3 Mm. Sounds tasty.
4 Back-up vocals by Shruthi in J Lind's 'For What It's Worth'