Shruthi Rajasekar is an Indian-American composer and vocalist. Trained in the Carnatic (South Indian classical) and Western classical idioms, Shruthi creates music that explores intersections in cultural and musical identity. Recent projects and honors include commissions from acclaimed American ensembles VocalEssence and the Seraphim Singers, the Donne in Musica award presented by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, schemes with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and UK chamber ensemble Psappha, publications with VocalEssence Music Press & Graphite Publishing, and performances of her choral, orchestral, and chamber works across North America, Europe, and Asia. As a nationally-recognized Western classical soprano and Carnatic vocalist, Shruthi also regularly performs globally. An alumnus of Princeton University, where she was awarded the Edward T. Cone Prize in Composition, Shruthi is a Marshall Scholar in the United Kingdom pursuing graduate studies in composition and ethnomusicology.

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