What We Do
Prepare the student to begin functioning in the outside world as a trained, skilled, knowledgeable performer of Hindustani classical music.
Students will be given a thorough, rigorous grounding in diverse gharana-traditions and aesthetic ideologies through focused listening, performative study, guidance from guest artists and recommended reading.
Like all Indian classical music, dhrupad is modal and monophonic, with a single melodic line and no chord progression. Each raga has a modal frame - a wealth of micro-tonal ornamentations (gamak) are typical.