The Salem State music and dance department and the Commonwealth Honors Program invite you to "Exploring Hindustani Music: A Vocal Perspective" with Saili Oak. Participants in this virtual workshop will be introduced to the fundamental elements of North Indian classical music with a focus on vocals.
No prior music experience is necessary. Join the workshop on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 958 2707 0667
Saili Oak is an acclaimed Hindustani vocalist known for her distinguished work in the Indian/Western Classical music crossover space. Saili has provided vocals for World Premieres for some of the foremost orchestras in the USA, including Esmail’s “Meri Sakhi Ki Awaaz” for the Albany Symphony, and Spiva’s “The Body Overcome” for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In 2019, Toro records released her debut crossover CD ‘Beyond’.
Saili is a senior disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, who performed at Salem State in 2014. Saili serves as Co-Director of ‘Shastra’, a non-profit organization where she co-hosts “Summer Collaborative” annual workshop for composers and Indian singers in the U.S., and “Raga Meets Symphony” in India. A passionate educator, Saili maintains a vocal studio where she trains the next generation of upcoming artists. She is a frequent speaker, panelist and workshop participant at conferences and universities across America.
Peter J Kvetko