Monthly Archives: February 2017

Summer Workshop: Composing with Indian Rhythm

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of Indian classical music, or deepen your knowledge of the art form? Have you been interested in incorporating Indian musicians into the music you write? Composing with Indian Rhythm is an opportunity for Western-trained composers to do exactly that. Hindustani tabla player Shawn Mativetsky and composer Payton MacDonald team up to co-teach a four-week intensive workshop. Apply now, until April 15th!

Summer Workshop: Composing with Indian Voice

Hindustani vocalist Saili Oak and composer Reena Esmail team up to co-teach a six week intensive workshop where students receive intensive training in the fundamentals of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music, with instruction on the best practices for incorporating Hindustani music organically into your music. Apply now, until April 15th!

The music in this is video was composed by students in the 2016 summer workshop.

Shastra Summer Workshop Series: Composing with Indian Voice

We are so excited to announce our Shastra Summer Workshop SeriesApply now until April 15, 2017, for Composing with Indian Voice, led by composer Reena Esmail and Hindustani vocalist Saili Oak. Receive in-depth instruction in Hindustani music and learn how to bring Indian musicians successfully into your music. Workshop and record your new Bhajan arrangement with Saili Oak and string quartet. The program runs July 1 – August 6, 2017.