Chitra Srikrishna, carnatic musician, teacher and writer, is a graded artist of All India Radio. As a carnatic vocalist for over three decades, she’s performed live, on the radio, and television, across India, the USA, Canada, Malaysia, and Singapore. Her classical albums include devotional poetry of the Tamil Alwars & Dasa mystics and thematic compositions on Rama and Hanuman. Chitra runs the podcast Raga Ruminations and was the producer of RaagTime, a radio program on Indian music in Columbus, Ohio. As a music teacher and educator, her focus is on making Indian music accessible to a wider audience through workshops and thematic productions such as Antah Prerna, Bhakthi, and HumRaag. Carnatic in Corona Times is a video series around music for pandemic times. Moods & Melodies is a musical presentation on how melodies can influence our moods at a given time.
Chitra’s writing on culture, musical and social topics has appeared in leading newspapers such as Deccan Herald, The Hindu, Mint, San Jose Mercury News, Sruti, India Currents and others. Her stories have featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Early in her career, she worked as a technical writer for a software company in the San Francisco Bay area and has been the editor of an online music portal. Beginning 2021 she teaches an introductory course on different musical traditions of India at Ahmedabad University.