Learn a little bit about the committee members who work tirelessly to bring you wonderful concerts and memorable experiences!
Srini Prabhala is a music composer, singer, veena, and keyboard player. He has composed music for over 50 albums, short films, and feature films. He teaches vocal and instrumental music. He is eager to serve and support IFAA and is keen to have next generation cherish the great legacy of our music.
Radhika Kodela is a rasika of Indian Classical Music and dance and is always motivated to spread these beautiful art forms to the next generation. She has been a volunteer at Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple, Frisco in various capacities like handling registration desk, coordinating different classes held at temple, and also has been teaching bhajans & slokas at Baladatta classes since 2008. She has been serving as core committee member for Little Musicians Academy Dallas since 2011. She has been a Dallas resident since 1995.
Sumitra is an avid rasika of Carnatic music and Classical dance.
Lakshmi Raghavan is a recent resident of TX . She is an ardent lover of classical music and dance. Hails from a family of music lovers.
Nani Iswara is passionate about Indian Classical Arts and is an ardent Rasika for the arts. He has been trained in Veena and Vocal music and is a regular follower of Indian classical dance/music. He has been in Dallas since 2002 and volunteers/helps organize many Indian classical arts events. He provides leadership and serves on the boards for a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Saiharini Ramakrishnan was fortunate to start her musical journey under the mentorship of Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi, imbibing the Semmangudi Baani and then continuing to learn under the tutelage of Kalaimamani Chengalpattu Ranganathan and her Veena Guru's were her mother Kalaimamani Vasantha Krishnamurthy and Smt Kamala Aswathama (mother of Veena E Gayathri). She got her Hindustani music training from Pandit Sri Aalaap Hussain. She has perfomed in all major Sabhas during the December Chennai Music Season. She was Conferred with the Titles, "SANGEETHA KALA SIGAMANI”, "Acharya Kalaratna", "Gana Kala Siromani", by Sri Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavathar Cultural Trust and "Sangeetha Mala Vidya Nidhi" - M S Subbulakshmi Memorial Award, by Narada Gana Sabha and Malar Cultural Academy. She has released two albums, Thiru Osai (a vocal album) and Enchanting Strokes (a veena instrumental meditation album in collaboration with her mother, Kalaimamani Vasantha Krishnamurthy), based on her research on Ragas and Tamil Literature. She is the founder of Vasanthalaya School Of music.
Sri Umamahesh Iyer is ardent lover of music and started learning violin from young age under various gurus and continues his passion towards music and violin . Umamahesh works as an IT professional with a reputed IT company in a Senior management position and currently lives in Plano TX USA. He has been supporting upcoming artists with his able accompaniment in DFW area events and now on online events. He has also accompanied visiting artistes. His passion and dedication to Carnatic music has kept him going despite a hectic IT career. and tries to uphold the values imbibed from his gurus. He has organized many programs in DFW area.
Ravindhra Gudimella is a Frisco resident who is passionate about classical music and supports musicians. He believes in the philosophy of "nada Seva is Madhavaseva," emphasizing the importance of serving through music.
Srinivasa Raghavan Badrachalam (Raghavan) is an ardent Rasika of Carnatic music. He is the nephew of Vidwan Sri Thiruvengadu A. Jayaraman (Disciple of Madurai Mani lyer). A resident of DFW since 2014 he has been part of many DFW organizations as a volunteer/contributor. He is part of the core team conducting Papanasam Sivam Festival in Dallas Fortworth area for the past 6 years. Raghavan is an Associate Director at United Healthcare and lives in Frisco, Texas.
Deepa Anand is an avid rasika of Carnatic music and has been involved with various music schools for over 20 years. She trained in Carnatic music under Smt Maragatham Ramaswamy in Northern Virginia before devoting her time to helping the next generation of students. Deepa has been in the DFW area for the past 15 years with her family and in her free time supports and attends Indian music, dance, and fine arts events across the metroplex.
Lalitha Seshadri, one of the Founders of IFAA, has been a patron of Carnatic Music in the DFW Metroplex. She is a Grade A artist in India. Her contribution in spreading Carnatic Music in the metroplex and encouraging young and upcoming artists is phenomenal. Being a Vocalist, she has performed for Indian Fine Arts Academy on many occasion
Lalitha Seshadri, one of the Founders of IFAA, has been a patron of Carnatic Music in the DFW Metroplex. She is a Grade A artist in India. Her contribution in spreading Carnatic Music in the metroplex and encouraging young and upcoming artists is phenomenal. Being a Vocalist, she has performed for Indian Fine Arts Academy on many occasions. The annual Thyagaraja Jayanthi is conducted under her leadership. She is a disciple a Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and Dr. Balamurali Krishna. She has been singing since 1951 and still performing in India and abroad.
Dr. Sujatha Subramanian is an avid fan of Carnatic music and a longtime supporter of music. She hails from a music loving family. Her mother is a graded Veena artist in AIR and was a teacher at Shanmukananda Sabha of Mumbai until her retirement . Dr. Sujatha has helped organize several Carnatic music concerts of prominent musicians from India in Melbourne, Australia before coming to Dallas.
Jayashree Murthy has been an avid rasika and a long-time supporter of Indian Fine Arts in the Dallas Metroplex. She has volunteered at several local music and dance events. She has also served as the president of Mallige Kannada Sangha in the past. She looks forward to serving on the IFAA team for the current term.
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