News/Events


UPCOMING:

Summer 2019:

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

RECENT EVENTS and PROJECTS:

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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