Dr Aruna Thampy

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  • PhD from Mysore University in Karnatic music (vocal)
  • Research Topic: Traditional music of old South Travancore, an analytical study(2011- 2016). - M. A (post graduate) - Rank holder Delhi university, Miranda House.(karnatic music)India. (2010)
  • Graduate in Science from,Delhi University,India. (2007)
  • ALL India Radio b high grade artist - Hindustani Light classical. (Bangalore and Delhi)(2009))
  • Sangeet shiromani (Certificate course) from Faculty of music,Delhi University,India(rank holder),(2008) -Scholarship holder from UGC,Indian cultural ministry and Indira gandhi scholarship for academic excellence in post graduation.
  • Awarded Pravasi Pratibha award by State government (Kerala)
  • Awarded Sudhaamani Puraskaaram in fond memory of Smt Sudha Gramabhavan for Excellency in the field of kanatic music
  • Awarded best Cultural co-ordinator award from Performing arts dept,Dayanand Sagar Institutions,Bangalore,India. -Awarded V – Hero awards from Vivekanand Institutions, Delhi, 2019.
  • Presented a paper on "Impact of Music and yoga on the adolescent mental health and wellbeing", in World music conference, conducted by British carnatic choir, Birmingham-2020 (virtual) .

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • PRINCIPAL - RAAGAALAYA SCHOOL OF MUSIC (2013 onwards) (private institutions)
  • HOD - Center for performing arts(Event Management), Dayanand Sagar Institutions, Bangalore (2010 to 2013) - Teacher in charge Trikala Gurukulam (upto 2010), East Delhi.
  • Part time music training and counseling for an NGO - “SMART" from 2008 to 2010.
  • Composed a regional song “Chingathiruvonam” released on youtube ,in 2019.
  • Composed the title track (Raagamalika) for “Varalaxmi nrityalaya”,Al khobar
  • One of the contestant in most popular reality show Idea star singer 2008 aired on ASIANET channel (upto 6th round)(plz check videos on Youtube)
  • Writes articles on Indian music (traditional ragas, folk compositions etc) for International music journals like Samakaalika sangeetham, Naadnartan journal of music and dance etc.