News/Events


UPCOMING:

Check back soon ! New projects are in the works

RECENT EVENTS and PROJECTS:

Dec 2022:

  • Dr. Monds joins the Indo-American Association, a 501c3 non-profit promoting the performing arts of India across Houston, Texas and nationally. He now serves as their Director of Operations.

Fall 2022:

  • Sitar performance – Local Artist Series by Indian Music Society of Houston accompanied on tabla by Pandit Shantilal Shah. (Dec. 3, 2022)

Spring 2022:

  • New choral commission for the Butler University Chorale – Premiered April 2022 – Schrott Performance Theatre, conducted by Dr. Eric Stark

Fall 2021:

  • Premiere of a new solo work “Iterations” for violin and piano at Archway Art Gallery in conjunction with an exibit of paintings by John Slaby.

Spring 2021:

  • Sitar Performance: Live Stream Studio session for Wonky Power Studios (Houston Texas) accompanied by Jason Zinn, tabla

Winter 2019/2020:

  • Premiere of new string trio “Stages” at the Houston Contemporary Craft Museum. This work was commissioned by the Kinetic Ensemble in collaboration with artist Nathalie Miebach.

Summer 2019:

  • Performances on sitar/surbahar with Indian classical vocalist Mandar Phatak — July 15 (Live Oaks Meeting House, Houston Heights) – More info

Spring 2019:

  • Dr. Monds is now teaching at The Overture School of Music (Houston, TX) in piano and classical guitar
  • New work,¬†Laurel, for percussion nonet completed commissioned by Dr. Brady Spitz
  • Sitar performances at Durgabari (Houston, TX) and the Stafford Community Center for the Indian Music Society¬†Ghar Bhaitak

Winter 2019:

  • October 2018 to January 2019 – Residency in India (Mumbai and Kolkata) for Wagoner Research Grant

Fall 2018:

    • 30 November 2018 – Stude Concert Hall (Houston, TX) – Premiere of Submarinul Iertat with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra

Recording now available:

Summer 2018:

  • New collaboration with the Bayou Bend Gardens (Museum of Fine Arts Houston) announced. More updates forth coming on a “walking concert experience” through the gardens.

Spring 2018:

  • Recipient of the 2018 Cooper Prize for Orchestral Compositions (Rice University) for Submarinul Iertat for large orchestra
  • Recipient of a Wagoner Foreign Research Grant through Rice University supporting new research in North Indian Classical instrumental music particularly on contemporary trends in the Imdadkhani sitar gharana
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