Interview with Sandhya Sridhar, Nashua, New Hampshire

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Sandhya Sridhar
Sandhya Sridhar (Nashua, New Hampshire) 

Sandhya Sridhar is a teacher and performer of Carnatic music based in Nashua, New Hampshire. Growing up in Matunga, Bombay, she studied at the Shanmukhananda Sabha arts center and under the tutelage of Smt.Alamelu mani. In New Hampshire, she founded the Aradhana School, a studio devoted to preserving, propagating, and increasing awareness of Carnatic music. In addition to music lessons and interactive lecture-demonstrations, the studio also sponsors performances at community events. Sandhya has taught students who have performed in several premiere venues of the Greater New England area and have won many prestigious prizes. Sandhya has been a grantee of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program at the New Hampshire State Council of the Arts, and has been inducted into the Council’s Board. She also serves on the board of directors of MIT’s MITHAS, an organization that hosts Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music concerts in the Greater Boston area. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 10/23/2020.
Tamar Sella
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Nashua, New Hampshire
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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