Shalini Namuduri has been initiated into Carnatic music by her mother, Smt. Savitha Namuduri at the tender age of 4. After initial training for 8 years, she came under the tutelage of Sri Delhi P. Sunder Rajan for carnatic violin music and has been receiving advanced training in vocal music. She has been placed in many competitions such as Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana, Saptami, Carnatic Idol USA and Sangeeth Samrat. In addition to Carnatic music, Shalini is also trained in Western violin, most recently under the guidance of Mr. Ronald Houston. She was part of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) for 8 years, a four time all-stater and has placed in competitions in Dallas area. She is a student of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley.
Asha is a sophomore in college.
She has been training under Smt Savitha Namuduri for the past 10 years. She performs mini concerts on a regular basis. She has been placed in competitions such as Saptami, and Papanasam Sivan in the Dallas area. Her hobbies include listening to different types of pop music from all around the world and binge watching shows. She tutors kids in math and reading in her spare time, and teaches young kids music.
Poojitha Kommera has been learning Carnatic music since the age of 4 and is fortunate to have trained under the tutelage of Dr. Savitha Namuduri for the past 6 years. She is a sophomore attending Flower Mound High School and is passionate about dancing and drawing in addition to singing. Poojitha aspires to continue her music journey and guide others through theirs.
Ananya Karthik is a student of the Surabhi Music Academy. She has been learning Carnatic vocal music for the past eleven years. Of this duration, she has been mentored by Smt. Savitha Namuduri for seven years. Through Surabhi Music Academy, Ananya has gained many opportunities to learn and improve her chosen art. She has participated in numerous singing competitions and performances such as Sapatmi and Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. For the past three years, she has also been learning about musical theory through Sampada, which is in affiliation with Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. Ananya teaches the basic Carnatic music lessons to young students as well. She is an incoming sophomore at Flower Mound High School. In her free time, Ananya enjoys reading and playing tennis. She is excited to continue her musical journey with the guidance of her guru, Smt. Savitha Namuduri.
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