Contemporary Indian Vocal Ensemble
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - ENVC-216
An introduction to various aspects of Indian music, including specific Indian modes, rhythmic patterns, and improvisation techniques. This performance-oriented ensemble will explore the basics of Hindustani, Carnatic, and Indian folk music through listening, analysis, transcription, and performance. Students will study the works of contemporary Indian composers such as A.R. Rahman, Salim-Sulaiman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and others who combine Indian classical and folk traditions with Western harmonic concepts and instrumentation.
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals