Dr. Abha, Dr. Vibha Chaurasia Resume

      We are the only female vocalists of North Indian classical Music who are performing ‘Jugalbandi' or duet singing in this field.
Dr Vibha Chaurasia

Academic Qualification
 Doctor of Philorsophy (Ph.D) in Indian Classical music from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 1998. Researched on the topic “Creation of New Ragas in Indian Classical Music, their conception,Historical development and Experimentation”, Under the guidance of Dr. Leelawati Adasule.
 National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Universities and Colleges (NET) cleared twice under University Grant Commission in 1993 & 1995.
 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Indian Vocal Music from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 1994.
 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Indian classical music (Vocal) from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 1992
 Master of Music (M.MUS.) in Indian Classical Music from Indian Kala Sangit Viswavidyalaya, Khairagarh in 1991.
 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Biology from Devi Ahilya University Indore in 1990.
 Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in Indian Classical Music from Indira Kala Sangit Viswavidyalaya, Khairagarh in 1989.
GURU
Trained under the kind guidance of many renowned and respected Musicians & Vocalists such as Dr. Shashikant Tambe, Dr. Leelawati Adsule, Dr. Suvarna Wad Late Pt. Bala Saheb Poochhwale & Smt. Kalpana Zokarkar.

Performances
Given performances of Indian Classical Vocal Music and light music solo & duet with sister Abha Chaurasia in various cities viz. Indore (Home Town), Ujjain, Gwalior, Meghnagar, Chandigarh, Kolkata ,Sanavad, Bhopal,Gurgaon New Delhi etc.
Performed in Sangeet Baithaks on numerous occasions at discrete places.


Achievements

 Awarded gold medal for securing first position in merit list of Devi Ahilya University, Indore in post graduation
 Received prize from renowned musician Sushri Suman Dandekarji for securing first position in Devi Ahilya University in post graduation.
 Awarded gold medal from Chaurasia Samaj in 1992.
 Received prizes in school & college music competitions
 Secured first position in inter university mock parliament competition organized by Vidhan Sabha Sachivalaya, M.P.
 Remained president of govt. girls post graduate college, Indore during 1991-1992.
 Sang for many commercial Cassettes and CDs.
 Presented research paper “Shikshan Taknik : Haas aur Vikas” in the deliberations held at the International Symposium on Areas of Innovation in Teaching and Practice of Indian Classical Music organized by Omenad and Madhukali at Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal, India onDec.22 &23, 2007.
 Presently running a music Institute Sarada sangeet Academy with special emphasis on classical music along with semi-classical & light music.
 Recording of Jugalbandi was broadcasted on World Space Radio.

Dr Abha Chaurasia

Academic Qualification
 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Indian Classical music from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 1999. Researched on the topic “Role and Importance of Bandish (Composition) of khaya in the establishment of Raga”l , Under the guidance of Dr. Leelawati Adasule
 National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Universities and Collages (NET) Cleared twice under University Grant Commission in 1993 & 1995
 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Indian Vocal Music from D.A.V.V., Indore in 1994
 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Indian classical music (Vocal) from D.A.V.V., Indore in 1992 .
 Master of Music (M.Mus.) in Indian Classical Music from Indira Kala Sangit Viswavidyalaya, Khairagarh in 1991.
 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Biology from D.A.V.V., Indore in 1990.
 Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in Indian Classical Music from Indira Kala Sangit Viswavidyalaya, Khairagarh in 1989 with 63%.
GURU
Trained under the kind guidance of many renowned and respected Musicians & Vocalists
 Dr. Shashikant Tambe, Dr. Leelawati Adsule.,Dr. Suvarna Wad Late Pt. Bala Saheb Poochhwale& Smt. Kalpana Zokarkar

Performances
Given performances of Indian Classical Vocal Music and light music solo & duet with sister Vibha in Indore (Home Town), Ujjain, Gwalior, Meghnagar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Sanavad, Bhopal etc.
Given performances in Sangeet Baithak Time & again at different places.

Achievements
• Received prize in Lata Mangeshkar Competition, Indore in 1989 & 1994..
• Fetched 2nd Position in Merit List of D.A.V.V. in Post Graduation.
• Participated in Youth Festival Representing D.A.V.V., Indore in 1992.
• Awarded Gold Medal from Chaurasia Samaj for securing Second Position in Univeristy in Post Graduation in 1992.
• Received prize in Swaranjali State Level Competition, Ujjain 198

Updated:  September 12, 2009

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