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Kamala Sankaram

Kamala Sankaram

Biography

NEW YORK: PROTOTYPE Festival: Bombay Rickey Meets the Psychology of Desire, Thumbprint; Here Arts Center: Miranda, Sounding; Opera on Tap: The Parksville Murders; American Lyric Theater: Enchantress. REGIONAL: Shakespeare, Theatre Company: The Oresteia; Washington National Opera: Taking Up Serpents; Houston Grand Opera: A Rose, Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers; Opera Ithaca: The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace, Opera Memphis: Formidable, LA Opera: Thumbprint. INTERNATIONAL: Tête-à-Tête Opera (London, England): Bombay Rickey Meets the Psychology of Desire. FILM: Dentist, Five Infomercials for Dentists. AWARDS: Jonathan Larson Award; Innovative Theatre Award: Best Production of a Musical (Miranda). OTHER: Concert music includes commissions by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Forward Music Project, Duo Cortona, Anti-Social Music, and the South Asian Symphony Orchestra, among others. Kamala is also the leader of Bombay Rickey, a critically acclaimed operatic Bollywood surf ensemble. TEACHING: SUNY Purchase: Adjunct Professor of Composition. TRAINING: New School for Social Research: PhD. WEB: www.kamalasankaram.com

Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California
  • Northern California
  • D.C./Baltimore Area
  • Boston/New England
  • Chicago/Midwest
  • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic
  • Seattle/Pacific NW

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Transcriber
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Voice
  • Other
  • sitar

Software

  • Ableton
  • GarageBand
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
  • ASCAP
  • THE RECORDING ACADEMY

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her