As a junior in high school (class of 2025), I am currently studying voice with Dr. Robin Rice, a professor and chair of voice at Rice University. I have a strong passion for singing and music, and have been actively involved in various musical pursuits since the 4th grade. I have been fortunate to receive guidance from a number of talented and dedicated instructors throughout my development as a musician.
In addition to my vocal studies, I have also been practicing Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, since a young age. This art form has taught me the importance of expression and storytelling in music and performance. Furthermore, studying piano with Virginia Nance since the age of 5, I have developed a strong understanding of music theory and history, contributing to my musical growth.
Outside my artistic commitments, I have dedicated time to expanding my linguistic abilities. I have received instruction in International Phonetic Language at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Furthermore, I have studied four years of Spanish at a local community college, enhancing my proficiency in the language and expanding my cultural understanding. These studies have not only broadened my understanding of language and communication, but also expanded my ability to connect with and explore diverse musical styles.
As someone who is deeply passionate about both music and community service, I co-founded Chords for a Cause, a non-profit organization that aims to improve lives through the power of music. Our organization uses music as a tool for volunteering, fundraising, and outreach to various communities in need. I am continually seeking opportunities to challenge myself and grow as both an artist and student.