Dr. S. Sowmya, is a renowned Carnatic music vocalist. In 2019, she was honored with the prestigious Sangeetha Kalanidhi title by the Madras Music Academy, followed by the Isai Perarignar title by the Tamil Isai Sangam in 2022.Notably, she serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa Music & Fine Arts University since April 8, 2022. Alongside her musical prowess, Dr. Sowmya holds a Ph.D. from the University of Madras and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She has graced stages worldwide and has been a prominent figure in various musical reality-talent shows, also co-founding Carnatica, an institution dedicated to classical music and dance instruction.


Vice Chancellor,

The Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa,

Music & Fine Arts University, India.

Balasubrahmaniyan, is a South Indian Karnatak vocalist and an educator. His research interest focuses on the theoretical and melodic aspects of ancient, medieval, and modern Tamil music. Besides his attention to South Indian classical traditions, he is also interested in North Indian classical, film, and folk music genres in India and the Indian diaspora across the globe.

Prof B.Balasubrahmaniyan

Wesleyan University,


Email: balu@wesleyan.edu

Tel No: 860-685-2577