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Objective

To perform North Indian / Hindustani vocal classical music, semi-classical music and light music while actively pursuing a teaching career in the field of Indian classical music and light music to share Indian heritage and art in Multicultural community

Achievements and Special Honours

Recipient of Shakti Award of Excellence                                                    2015
Honorable Judge for Bollywood Ektara, Purandara Aaradhana, SRGM, North America Music Contests 2007- Present
Recognized for dedication in Indian music by Living legend Pt. Jasraj ji      2010                    
Leo Award Nomination for Punjabi shabad “ Sindoor”, Telefilm                  2009
Song “Khub Teri Pagadi”
Media Club Best Singer Award for Indian Music, Pune, India                     2001                                                     
Honourable committee member, “Gaan Vardhan” Pune, India                      1996- 2001
Nominated as a member of University students council as a “Cultural secretary”  1991-1992
Utkrushta Gayika Award, College of Engineering, Karad                              1992-1993                                                          
Best All Round Artist Award, Kolhapur University                                      1987-1991

Languages:

Media Interviews:

Women in Focus, TV interview with Sushma Dutt, Burnaby                    2013
Radio Interview, Indian music and relaxation, Downtown, Vancouver  2013
TV Interview Chai time with Tarannum Thind, Vancouver                       2006
TV Interview “ Hello Ji” Chanel M, Vancouver                                           2005

Music Composed and Published

Composed music and performed with Shakti Dance Company for “Body of Dance” BC Tour              
Bilwadalamala, Shiva stotrams in Sanskrit. Music composer and performer
Sunrise On A New World,  Ivan Tucakov. Vancouver
Jopoa, Composed and performed songs on the world music, James Gian Wong
DH Utopia, Written, composed and sung “South Indian Passage”
Written, composed and performed for Chin Injeti, Tarun Nayar, Elise Jane
In the house festival Album “ South Indian Passage”

Performances

2015
Purandhara Aaradhana, Lockdale Hall, Burnaby

2014
Private Classical, semi classical vocal concert @ Nina Budhdeo Residence, Coquitlam
Round House Diwali Festival Solo Concert, Round House Community Centre, Vancouver
City of Surrey Diwali Concert, City Hall Surrey
Here Comes the Sun, Air Anand Concert, Karma Yoga Studio, Vancouver
Purandar Aaradhana, Kannad Kuta, Mahalaxmi Temple, Vancouver
Enchant, Iskon, Unity yoga, Vancouver
Krishnarang and Air Anand, Bollywood Banquet Hall, Surrey

2013
26th January Republic Day Celebration, Indian Consulate, Downtown Vancouver
Enchanted, Airanand, Karma Studio, Vancouver
Be Yourself, Musical play, Diwali Function, MSBC Marathi
Krishnarang, Krishna Janmashtami, Iskon Temple, Burnaby
Kirtan Vancouver, Air Anand Group, 2nd Beach, Downtown, Vancouver
Vivekanand Vedant Society, Burnaby
In the House Festival Gala, Vancouver
Worked as a judge for SRGMP contest semi-finals, Seattle
     
2012
Purandara Aaradhana, Vancouver
Private Hindustani Classical Concert, Pune, India
Normanna Care Home Concert, Multicultural Day, Burnaby
Kirtan Vancouver, Air Anand, 2nd beach, Downtown, Vancouver
Enchant, Iskon, Unity Yoga, Vancouver
Light Classical Concert, Rotary Club Gala Event, Surrey

2011
Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan, Gazal Concert by Ragamala Society, Calgary
Purandar Aaradhana, Mahalaxmi Temple, Vancouver
Mahashivratri Music Festival, Arya Samaj Hall, Burnaby
Kabir and Meera bai, Indian Writers Association Conference, Surrey

2010
Classical, Semiclassical and light solo concert, BC Nurses Union, Downtown Vancouver
Indian Classical Music Festival, Lockdale Hall, Burnaby     
Hindustani Classical Concert, Adi Sankaracharya Jayanthi, Richmond

2009
Bhakti  Sangeet Concert, Open Door Yoga, Vancouver
Indian classical Music concert organized by Vivekananda Vedant Society, Vancouver
Indian classical music festival of Vancouver
Classical concert, Minoru Gate Arts Centre, Richmond

2008
Vancouver celebrates Diwali Festival, Round House community Centre, Downtown Vancouver
Tribute to Saint Music Composers of India, BC Kannad Society, Vancouver

2007
Indian Classical Music Concert by Richmond Cultural Society, Richmond
Composed music and performed with Shakti Dance Company for “Body of Dance” BC Tour              
Devotional Music Concert for Give Peace a Chant, Vancouver
In the House Festival, Vancouver,
Indian classical music Concert, BC Kannad Society, Vancouver

2006
 Light Music program, MSBC, Bonsor Hall, Burnaby

2005
 Performed and composed Music for “Devi” Shakti Dance Company, Vancouver
 Music program, UTSAV, UBC
 In the House Festival, Kitsilano, Vancouver
Recorded background monologue for Theatrical play, Anza Club, Vancouver
 
2004
Raga Concert, Naad project, Shastri Foundation, Vancouver

2003
“Gani Manatali Galyatali” light music concert organized by BCMC, Vancouver
 
2002
“Geet Vasant”, A classical and light music concert organized by BCMC, Vancouver
In the House Festival, Vancouver

2001
Deepamala” Diwali Program, UBC, Vancouver
Light Classical Concert, MSBC Diwali Program, Burnaby
Private Home concert, @ Krishnan Residence, Port Coquitlam
Music contest winner concert, Media club, Bharatnatya Mandir, Pune
Raga Darshan”, Colony Nursing Home, Pune

1987-2000
“Indradhanu”  Pune Festival, Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Pune
Maha Shivratri Sangeet Mahotsav, Pune
Rajanigandha”, a light musical program, Tilak Smarak, Pune
Shahukala Mandir, Satara,   Mahabaleshwar
Swar shraddhanjali, Satara

Teaching Experience

Sangeet Sadhana Music Workshop Vancouver, Burnaby                            2004- Present
 Private and group music lessons                                                                     2001-Present
 Group classes, Round House Community Centre, Vancouver                   2002-2003                  
 Workshops, Round House Arts Center, South Asian Heritage Society     2002-2003                                                                                

Education

Prof  Mrs Jayashree Ranade - Kirana gharana 2004-Present

Dr. Vikas Kashalkar - Gwalior Gharana 2004-2005

Received training in North Indian classical music under the tutelage of the following:
Sangeet Ratna Pandit Shivajirao Bharati - Kirana gharana 1993-2001

Kshipra Kulkarni - Kirana Gharana - 1991- 1993

     
Prabhakar Joshi - Gwalior Gharana - 1981- 1991

                                                                                            
Attended Music Workshops of: Padita Shweta Javeri, Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma       Pandit Vinay Bhide, Dr Vikas Kashalkar, Dr Kala Ramnath, PJSOM, Vancouver

Other Education and Experience

Masters degree in Microbiology and 8 years experience in teaching Postgraduate, Graduate and diploma courses in Lab Tech, Affiliated to University of Pune  1994- 2001
Microbiologist, Immunology lab, Endocrine lab, IVF centre  1993-2001

Community Involvement
Life Skills Counselor, Facilitator Women’s Support Groups, PICS Settlement Office, Vancouver   2013-Present
Life Skills Counselor, Facilitated “ Stress Management Workshop” PICS Employment Office, Vancouver 2013
Therapeutic Relaxation Music Program for Old age Normanna home, Burnaby   2012                       
Therapeutic Relaxation Music Program for Geriatric Patients, St, Pauls Hospital, Vancouver  2001-2003
Therapeutic Relaxation Music Program, Cipla Palliative Cancer Center, Pune 2001

References Available On Request

“Sangeet sadhana music workshops” are highly popular in classical music lovers from last 13 years.