BA, Music & Computer Science; 5-College Certificate, Ethnomusicology, summa cum laude. Amherst College, Amherst, MA. Honors in Music Composition. Advisers: Jason Robinson, Eric Sawyer. May, 2017.
Khayal w/ Kishore Chakraborty 2013-present.
Jazz piano w/ Eugene Uman 2013-2017.
Western voice w/ Paulette V. Herbich 2016.
Western voice w/ Tom Oesterling 2015.
Choral Conducting w/ Mallorie Chernin 2014.
Nazrul Sangeet w/ Sujit Mustafa 2012.
Ghazal w/ Mazhar Hussain and Iqbal Hussein 2009-2011.
Khayal w/ Prakash and Deepak Mishra 2008-2009.
Khayal w/ Mohammed Sayeed Khan 2007-2008.
Khayal w/ Nabendu Bhattacharya 2003-2007.
Nazrul Sangeet w/ Shoma Howlader and Ummey Hossain 2000-2003.
Advanced: English, Bengali.
Intermediate: Hindi, Urdu.
Novice: German, Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic.
Intermediate: Python, Java, Ruby (Rails).
Advanced: Sibelius, Ableton, Git.
Intermediate: Pro Tools, Final Cut, Max/MSP.
Novice: Adobe Creative Suite.
Teaching Assistant/Course Grader/Peer Tutor at Amherst College. Amherst, MA. September 2014 - May 2017.
Language Interpreter at National Communication System. Los Angeles, CA. May - July 2017.
Rails Developer Intern at Viget. Boulder, CO. June - August 2016.
Marketing and Audio Engineering Intern at Cloudwalkers. Los Angeles, CA. June - August 2014
Fellowships/ Grants/ Scholarships
Thomas J. Watson Fellow, "The Place of Music in Islam". 2017-2018.
Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, "The Folk Origins of Hindustani Music". 2017-2018 (declined).
Quest Scholar, "National College Match Recipient". 2013-2017.
Eric E. Sundquist Prize in Music Performance/Composition. 2017.
FOBABA Annual Cultural Convention – Vocalist, 1st place. 2014.
Disney Land Heritage Festival – Maestro Award, Outstanding Soloist (Jazz Voice).2013.
North American Bengali Conference – Vocalist, 1st place. 2012.
Indo-American Community Theater – Vocalist, 1st place. 2012.
"Aspects of Singing Nazrul Sangeet." 15th North American Nazrul Convention (NANC). Los Angeles, CA. August 29-30, 2017.
"The Character, Variety, and Aims of Benedictine Monastic Vocalization."
"The Music of Afghan-Austrian Refugees."
12th Annual Indo-American Community Theater Singing Competition. Los Angeles, CA. March 25, 2012.
15th North American Nazrul Convention (NANC) locally hosted by the Bangladesh Academy of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. August 29-30, 2017.
28th annual cultural conventions of the Federations of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (FOBANA) locally hosted by the Bangladesh Association of California. Los Angeles, CA. August 29-31, 2014.
32nd North American Bengali Conference (NABC) locally hosted by the Bengali Association of Nevada. Las Vegas, NV. July 6-8, 2012.
World Strides Heritage Performance. Anaheim, CA. 2013.
"Duets Between Khayal and Nazrul Sangeet." Solo vocal presentation accompanied by Pial Hossain (tabla) @ the Bangladesh Academy of Los Angeles (BALA), Los Angeles, CA. January 9, 2016.
Bangladesh Academy of Los Angeles (BALA). Music teaching assistant, instrument technician, and audio engineering assistant. Los Angeles, CA. September 2008 - August 2013.
Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (FOBANA) Production Assistant and Rehearsal Leader. Los Angeles, CA. June 2010 - August 2013.