The mission of the Ali Akbar College
of Music is to teach, perform and preserve the classical
music of North India—specifically the Seni Baba Allauddin
Gharana (tradition)—and to offer this great musical legacy
to all who wish to learn.
Online Class Video Samples
Online classes are a wonderful way to learn when you are unable to come to our school in person. The classes are offered as live webinars, which can be attended in real-time or experienced later by playing the recorded lesson. For more information and sample videos, click here!
We offer eight different classes online. Take a moment to explore the samples below, and make sure to keep checking back here, as we will be posting more videos in the near future.
"The Concert Experience" is a multi-media interface that allows you to experience a condensed version of a concert, performed by Alam Khan and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. You can watch the concert, then begin to explore the inner workings—the structure, the tempos, the interplay between the artists. At any time you can stop the concert and watch videos of the artists explaining some of the most basic questions we all have as concert goers.
The website is also full of useful information about the Ragas, Talas and the instruments of North Indian classical music. It is extremely interactive and designed for all ages.
The Ali Akbar College of Music presents the 2013 Summer Concert Series
David Trasoff - sarode
TBA - tabla
Mahesh Kale - vocal
TBA - harmonium
TBA - tabla
Alam Khan - sarode
Salar Nader - tabla
Mallar Bhattacharya - sarode
Arjun Verma - sitar
Manik Khan - sarode
Benjamin Araki - sitar
TBA - tabla
Swapan Chaudhuri - tabla solo
More information available soon
We need 100 20 new members!
Our Annual Fundraiser Has Begun!
Read our 2012-2013 member letter from board member Mallar Bhattacharya.
Please assist us in reaching our goal by signing up a new AACM member.
We are so grateful for your generous support in helping us to find 100 new members. We are getting closer every day!
UPCOMING SESSIONS FOR 2013 SPRING: APRIL 29 - JUNE 23 SUMMER: JULY 8 - SEPT. 1 FALL: SEPT. 16 - NOV. 10
Now more classes online!
Open to former AND new students!! Two of Swapanji's tabla classes, three vocal classes, three instrumental classes, and private Sarode lessons with Alam Khan are now available via Webcast. Call the office for details on how to register.
Our thanks to the following organizations for their generous support: