Sangeet FREE Music LA classes
Eagle Rock High School!
May 6th through June 27th, 2013
For young musicians (intermediate to advanced level) ages 13 to age 19. Musical instruments will be provided and students are encouraged to bring their own instruments, winds, strings, guitars, bass & vocalists welcome!
(Mondays and Thursdays 4-6pm)
Under the direction of internationally acclaimed performer, composer, and teaching artist, Paul Livingstone along with Grammy Award winning cellist and member of Quetzal, Peter Jacobson, students will have the exceptional opportunity to learn instruments, ragas and rhythms from India and apply world music concepts specifically on western instruments that they already play. Our world music synthesis experience called the Shplang Ensemble invites young musicians to to bring their own instruments to participate in this joyful and dynamic musical journey!
WHERE:Eagle Rock High School, Band Room
1750 Yosemite Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(turn into school at La Roda and look for room on the left side)
CONTACT: Paul Livingstone (Sangeet School) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Samuels (Eagle Rock High School) : email@example.com
Sangeet Mission & Vision
Sangeet provides a direct access to the diverse cultural
tapestry of Los Angeles as a microcosm of the world. We provide
intimate experiences of traditional and contemporary artistry of the highest
level through authentic and innovative education and creative performance
events in various Los Angeles communities from Pasadena to the Westside.
National and international collaborations with virtuoso performing and
teaching artists are now in place with partners in New York City,
Mexico DF, and Kolkata, India.
Sangeet School has been in existence since 1993, originally as a
presenter under the name Shplang Community Arts. We opened our Highland
Park center for presenting & teaching world music in 1996. We have
been a vibrant force in the North East Los Angeles community, bringing
quality multi-cultural arts programming for all ages (an average of 6-8
concerts annually) and ongoing classes for children, youth and adults,
including special workshops by visiting international artists. We have
also had a greater civic presence in Los Angelesthrough our productions
in the World Festival of Sacred Music (’01, ’04 & ’08)the Ford
Amphitheatre, and numerous music festivals around the City, from Eagle
Rock to Santa Monica and Pacoima to Orange County.
Recent Events & Activities 2009-2012
In addition to ongoing classes of eastern and western music in NELA, Pasadena & Westchester this
past year we held our first annual Sangeet Yatra intensive workshop of Indian music in Kolkata, India. We have continued to develop
growing relationship with students and partnerships
between Mexico & the US. We also initiated a tour featuring artists
from India and US performing together, including 18 concerts in the
greater Los Angeles area and around Northern California and Central
Mexico. Several concerts in the Los Angeles area were supported with
funding from the Durfee Foundation and the American Composers Forum.
Current & Upcoming Programming 2013/14
Sangeet has been awarded a
teaching grant for the fifth year through the Music LA Program of the Los Angeles Cultural
Affairs Dept for teaching youth about Indian and world music traditions
though creative performance ensembles incorporating instruments from
east and west this May/June ‘09.
See video of the 2009 Teen Shplang Ensemble here.
December 2013/January 2014 we will again travel to India with a group of students for our ‘Sangeet Yatra’, a cross-cultural music
program in Kolkata, West Bengal (Calcutta) for students from the West,
to learn and interact with master performing/teaching artists on a daily basis for 2 weeks
in India, while attending nightly concerts and first hand exposure to
the vibrant artistry of this cultural capital of India.
has served the Highland Park community since 1996 including programs
for children, youth & adults. Demographics average 35% Latino, 25%
European descent, 20% Asian, 10% Middle Eastern & 10% African
We are a small organization that fluctuates between 1 and 2 part time
staff members depending on our program load. This year we have hired a ful time administrator for the first time.
The majority of expenses are still
directed towards our artistic progamming. We have
featured over 40 virtuoso artists & teachers representing authentic
traditions from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe including local and
visiting performers from abroad.
Paul functions as both director and board chair/president
who in turn reports to the board in bi-annual meetings.
Administrator & Webmaster: Meena Patil
Director : Paul Livingstone
(323) 899-0704 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sangeet School of World Music
3636 Skylane Drive, Altadena, CA 91001
Federal non-profit tax id# 95-4340800