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Subiksha Rangarajan

Subiksha Rangarajan

Indian Classical and Jazz Voice Instructor

Subiksha (Susha), is a versatile musician who has explored different aspects of music - performance, education and research. She started her journey as an Indian Classical musician, training in the Semmangudi style of music and went on to seek different genres of music to learn. Since the age of ten she has traveled and performed all over the world in music festivals. She has over twelve albums to her credit, and is a popular recording artist. She has sung in Indian films for composers such as AR Rahman and Illayaraja. She passed with distinction, all eight grades of Western Classical Vocal music from the Trinity College of Music, London, UK. She has worked with many bands that explore world music and improvisational music such as Christine Duncan’s ‘Element Choir’ (Toronto), GREX (Toronto), Yodhakaa (India), Poorvaa (India) as well as her own collective, ‘Susha, among others’ (Toronto).

She recently completed her Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto, and concentrated on improvisation and composition, Studying with Christine Duncan and Andrew Downing. Subiksha has a unique sound that is a mixture of different styles of world music, and this reflects in her teaching as well. Besides being an experienced vocal teacher in both Indian classical and Jazz music, she also runs workshops on performance, improvisation and composition in a way that bridges different styles and formats of music. She is all about integrating music with other art forms such as visual art, design and movement, thus offering a wholesome creative experience for participants.

Subiksha is currently working on composing a set of songs that explore her musical journey and her experiences with different cultures and musicians. She is also a visual artist, and is writing and illustrating a children’s book.

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