Auburn Indian Music Ensemble accepting students

Published: February 15, 2021

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Auburn Indian Music Ensemble is a group devoted to learning and performing Indian classical and semi-classical music. The group is accepting new members and would like to encourage students to come learn the musical traditions of the Indian subcontinent. The basis of all classical music in India is a system of Ragas (melodic scales) and Talas (rhythmic patterns). In this class, you will learn these important fundamentals of Indian music and be able to perform simple compositions at the end of the semester. The class will be mainly vocal with instrumental options. The ensemble uses authentic Indian instruments-harmonium, tanpura, tabla, veena and sitar are incorporated into various classical, folk and semi-classical compositions.

This course will be a fun learning opportunity. If you play the flute, acoustic guitar or any other instrument, bring it with you to class. Enrollment has reopened as we have transitioned to in person instruction, though online options are also available.

You may learn more about the music at

Contact Instructor: Chaitra Gururaja,

COURSE NUMBERS: MUSE 1600, 2600, 3600, 4600 SP21

Time: 5-6:15 p.m. every Monday

Location: Room 134, Goodwin Hall

No prior experience needed.

Submitted by: Victoria Santos