Smitha K Prasad
Vocal Carnatic Instructor
Smitha K. Prasad is a US -based Carnatic classical vocalist. A senior disciple of renowned musicians from India, Smitha regularly performs in concerts in the US and in India. She has been named a 2013 Regional Artist by the United Arts Council in North Carolina- the first Carnatic musician to have achieved this distinction.
Apart from Carnatic concerts, Smitha has presented lecture demonstrations on various aspects of Carnatic music and also collaborates and performs concerts with classical musicians from other musical genres. She provides vocal support for dance concerts and has composed music for several dance productions.
Smitha has authored a series of articles on Carnatic music for a leading South Asian publication and does freelance writing on subjects related to classical arts. She also serves as the current chairperson of the Leela Foundation, a non -profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts. Smitha trains a limited number of senior students, many of whom are student-teachers and performers.
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