About RagaChitra Fine Arts..
Institution for Indian Classical Music and Dance – Carrying on the traditions of India..
RagaChitra Fine Arts promotes and supports carnatic music in the USA and other countries.
We passionately offer carnatic vocal and veena music classes and lessons in New York locations as well as online Internet classes, for all age groups and all levels.
Founded and mentored by Artistic Director Nivedita ShivRaj, RagaChitra Fine Arts has been promoting carnatic music in the USA for more than a decade. We have also been offering carnatic music lessons to hundreds of students in the USA, Canada, Singapore, Australia and other countries. Our students, ranging from 5 years of age to 75, learn and practice carnatic music the right way and proudly participate and present carnatic songs in festivals and celebrations.
Nivedita ShivRaj is a pioneer and professional musician in carnatic music. She composes original music and leads the award-winning carnatic jazz band “Charanams”. Nivedita ShivRaj is a favorite carnatic musician in the USA and has presented concerts in prestigious stages and events, including New York Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum and New York Botanical Garden. She has been in the panel of judges in Queens Council on the Arts and is the first and the only carnatic musician to have been awarded the coveted Con Edison Residency for original carnatic music compositions.
See this page to learn more about Nivedita ShivRaj.
RagaChitra Fine Arts is guided by renowned carnatic musicians and our music lessons reflect our experience in composing and presenting carnatic music and carnatic jazz.
Our music classes impart methodical, intensive training to students to attain proficiency in carnatic music. Classes are structured to include carnatic music theory.
RagaChitra Classes are not just for students aspiring to become singers and instrumentalists, but for everyone who has a passion for carnatic music and would like to just sing or play some of their favorite bhajans and kirthanas (songs).
At RagaChitra, we share our love and passion for carnatic music with like-minded music lovers.
Activities and services:
- Present concerts and performances of visiting artistes from India
- Present concerts and performances of visiting artistes of Indian arts from other countries to the USA
- Present workshops, lecture demonstrations and speeches
- Promote events, concerts and performances of visiting artistes from India
- Present concerts and performances of young and upcoming artistes in USA
- Conduct classes in Music, Dance, Arts and Crafts of India
- Design, direct & present Indian music & dance programs in festivals, cultural, community and other events
- Documenting Indian classical music & dance
- Author and publish books, whitepapers & literature on Indian arts