Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence grant brings virtuoso flutist to UNT

UNT students are learning about creative artistry from a non-Western perspective through the residency of virtuoso flutist Surmani Srinivasan, an expert in both the Hindustani and Carnatic styles of Indian music. His yearlong visit at UNT is supported by a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence grant written by Mary Karen Clardy (’80 D.M.A.), Regents Professor of music.

During his stay, Srinivasan is presenting master classes and concerts at UNT and lecturing and performing at cultural events, elementary schools and other universities. He will present a concert in collaboration with UNT flutists at 6:30 p.m. April 20 in the Music Building’s Recital Hall and also will present a lecture and recital for UNT’s Emeritus College this spring.

Srinivasan identifies with an American art form familiar at UNT.

“Indian music is like jazz music in its elaboration of the melody,” he says. “You are free to explore.”





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