Rajna Swaminathan

Rajna Swaminathan is an acclaimed mrudangam artist, composer, and scholar and leads the ensemble RAJAS, which has been described as “unlike any other on the scene” (The New York Times). As a composer, she has been commissioned by the LA Phil, Chamber Music America, and Bang On A Can Marathon. Swaminathan holds a PhD in music (Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry) from Harvard University, and is currently an assistant professor of music in UC Irvine’s Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology program. rajnaswaminathan.com/about.html