* Indian Classical Music Immersion with Sitarist Arjun Verma
Sep 1, Fri, 3:00-5:00PM
Sep 2, Sat, 10:00AM-12:30PM & 3:00-5:00PM
Sep 3, Sun, 10:00AM-12:30PM & 3:30-5:30PM
Sep 4-6, Mon-Wed, 3:00-5:00PM & 7:00-9:00PM
Tuition: Full 6-day Course $400 / Weekend only $150 / Drop-in $40
-- A Six-Day Music Learning & Discovery Course --
Continuing the tradition established by his father, the late Acharya Roop Verma, Arjun Verma is offering a six-day Fall Immersion in North Indian Classical Music. This is a unique opportunity for musicians from all walks of life to explore the playing techniques, repertoire, rhythms, melodic structures, improvisation techniques, performance practice and profound depth of this powerful music.
Participants will learn foundational concepts of tālas (rhythmic forms) and morning and evening rāgas (melodic forms) while developing vocal and instrumental proficiency, skill and control. The versatile concepts taught in this course can also be applied to enrich one's playing of other forms of music, as well as to expand one's general artistic sensibilities.
North Indian Classical Music is not only highly sophisticated and virtuosic, but is also used as a tool for meditation, prayer and spiritual transformation. The traditional repertoire contains precise musical techniques distilled from millennia of artistic development, which can powerfully and effectively support the expression of one's own unique creative voice.
This course is suitable for all melodic instruments and voice, as long as students have a basic playing ability. Beginning sitarists are also welcome, but should inquire ahead of time about special preparation for this course. Rental sitars may be available. Beginners please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to register. Please see Workshop Registration page.
• A Special Event:
Listening to Indian Classical Music - An Introduction with Arjun Verma
Sep 3, Sun, 2:00-3:00PM
A free, one-time offering open to all ! This will be an interactive presentation of some of the foundational concepts of Indian classical music, including:
What to listen for during a performance; how to understand the basics of rhythm, melody and the various sections of each piece, as well as gain a general understanding of the variety and rich depths that make up this ancient tradition. No prior musical knowledge necessary.