About Dr. Amie

Dr. Amie Maciszewski is an internationally acclaimed sitarist, teaching artist, and ethnomusicologist who has spent her adult life studying, performing, teaching, and promoting South Asia’s music/culture. She completed nearly a decade of immersive training in India (1977-85), under the late Pandit Suresh Misra) at Santiniketan, West-Bengal, also earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Hindustani music/sitar there. She has taken periodic immersion training from Grammy-nominated Ustad Aashish Khan since 1991 and the late Hindustani vocal legend Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi (1996-2017). She earned a PhD in Ethnomusicology at University of Texas/Austin during which time she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. She was also a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow (ethnomusicology) at University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada).

Amie has performed in concerts and taught in residencies, workshops, and on several university faculties throughout North America, India, Pakistan, Europe, and Japan. She co-directed and directed the University of Alberta Indian Music Ensemble. She has been a juried artist on the Texas Arts Commission Touring Roster and Mid-America Arts Alliance, leading her Sangeet Millennium Ensemble Read more…

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My Gurus

The Late Padmavibhushan Dr. Girija Devi

Amelia is a very sincere and dedicated disciple of mine whose deep interest in Hindustani music has led to notable understanding, accomplishment and professionalism as a vocal instructor and sitar performer. “

Sarode Maestro Ustad Aashish Khan

“Amelia is one of my most hard working, sincere, and dedicated students. She realizes how deep and spiritual our music is and always tries to convey that in her performance and teaching. She is a very accomplished performer on sitar and a fine teacher and ensemble director of both instrumental and vocal music.”