Sitarist, teaching artist, ethnomusicologist
Sitarist Dr. Amie Maciszewski is an award-winning musician, teaching artist, ensemble leader, and scholar. Audiences describe Amie’s traditional sitar/tabla and Indo-jazz fusion ensemble performances as “magical” and “elegantly vibrant.”
She is deeply committed to leading persons of various backgrounds, generations, and abilities in the exploration of the diversity of performance traditions in the world through sharing the traditional and new music culture of South Asia.
She has traveled three continents completing artist residencies, hosting recitals, and conducting all-ages workshops on the music of South Asia, particularly Hindustani music, as well as on world fusion music. She was awarded the Gandharva Puroshkar 2014 by Hindustan Arts and Music Society in Burdwan, India, for her contribution to Indian music internationally. Her brainchild, the critically acclaimed Sangeet Millennium Ensemble (Austin Chronicle Texas Top Ten award, 2008 and 2011), seamlessly blends traditional Indian melodies with jazz/world grooves, creating an ever-evolving boundary defying sound. Read more…
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