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ESP Biography



DURGA GANESH, Stanford undergrad who loves to make/share music




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am an undergraduate student at Stanford studying computer science and have been playing Indian classical violin for over ten years. I enjoy teaching the violin, giving performances, and sharing music!



Past Classes

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A7026: Indian Classical Music in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
South Indian classical music, also known as Carnatic music or Karnataka Sangeetham, is believed to have originated from the Sama Veda, an ancient scripture. Carnatic music began to diverge from its North Indian counterpart (commonly known as Hindustani music) during the Moghul establishment in India between 1200-1500 AD; while Hindustani music was shaped by heavy Persian influences, Carnatic music developed as a distinct art form that was largely unaffected by Islamic music. This course will provide students with an introduction to Indian classical music, with an emphasis on Carnatic music. Students will learn the terminology of this genre of music as well as basic theory. However, the main focus of the class will be on teaching students to appreciate the art form in an interactive manner, with videos, audio clips, and even a live demonstration.


A5984: Indian Classical Music in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
South Indian classical music, also known as Carnatic music or Karnataka Sangeetham, is believed to have originated from the Sama Veda, an ancient scripture. Carnatic music began to diverge from its North Indian counterpart (commonly known as Hindustani music) during the Moghul establishment in India between 1200-1500 AD; while Hindustani music was shaped by heavy Persian influences, Carnatic music developed as a distinct art form that was largely unaffected by Islamic music. This course will provide students with an introduction to Indian classical music, with an emphasis on Carnatic music. Students will learn the terminology of this genre of music as well as basic theory. However, the main focus of the class will be on teaching students to appreciate the art form in an interactive manner, with videos, audio clips, and even a live demonstration.


A5234: Indian Classical Music in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
South Indian classical music, also known as Carnatic music or Karnataka Sangeetham, is believed to have originated from the Sama Veda, an ancient scripture. Carnatic music began to diverge from its North Indian counterpart (commonly known as Hindustani music) during the Moghul establishment in India between 1200-1500 AD; while Hindustani music was shaped by heavy Persian influences, Carnatic music developed as a distinct art form that was largely unaffected by Islamic music. This course will provide students with an introduction to Indian classical music, with an emphasis on Carnatic music. Students will learn the terminology of this genre of music as well as basic theory. However, the main focus of the class will be on teaching students to appreciate the art form in an interactive manner, with videos, audio clips, and even a live demonstration.