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Tanya Mahesh

Pearland , TX, USA

Style & Level

High School
Class of 2025

Highlights & Awards

  • Semifinalist, Greater Houston NATS 2024
  • Winner of Whit Phillips Memorial Young Artist Competition (Senior Vocal Division) 2024
  • 2024, 2023, 2022: Alvin ISD Solo & Ensemble Contest – Superior rating and “Outstanding Performance” recognition
  • Performed as a member of the soprano section in the highly competitive TMEA Region 17 Choir, 2019-2024.
  • Selected to attend The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Vocal/ Choral Intensive in Summer 2023.
  • Classical Singer Music Vocal Competition 2023: Semi-Finalist Classical High School Division 1
  • Earned High School Diploma in Piano performance from National Guild, demonstrating a high level of proficiency in advanced piano repertoire and technique, 2023
  • Selected to participate in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Treble Choir, a highly competitive and prestigious honor recognizing outstanding vocal talent and musicianship among high school students, 2023.
  • Participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Vocal Program and received intensive vocal training, coaching from renowned instructors, and performance opportunities, 2022.
  • Earned Social Diploma in Piano performance from National Guild, 2022
  • Co-Founder of Chords for a Cause, a non-profit organization that raises funds for healthcare facilities through musical performances; raised over $29,000 through organizing and performing in over 30 benefit concerts and recitals, 2018-present.
  • Led rehearsals, guided section members, and fostered a positive and productive rehearsal environment as a section leader and member of the Shadow Creek High School Varsity Choir, 2021-present.
  • Gave numerous performances as a member of the AFA Texas Houston Girls Chorus and Treble Choir of Houston, 2019-2023.
  • Performed in the Houston Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker, participating in over 10 shows and receiving critical acclaim from both audiences and critics.


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. We have raised ~$29,000 for various causes over the last 4 years. I am continually seeking opportunities to challenge myself and grow as both an artist and student.