Dr. Mahalingam Umayalpuram

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer
Field of Specialization: Music
Name: Mr. Umayalpuram Mahalingam
Official Address and Designation: 58 Rakkiappa Street
Chennai 600 004
Tamil Nadu
Telephone (O): 91-9444266644
E-mail: mridangamali@yahoo.co.in
Duration of Grant: Four months
Lecture Topics:

  • Thala System – Lagus, Drithams, Anudrithams
  • Importance of fundementals like Tha, Thee, Thom and Nam
  • Pharans in Solo and Tekas in Accompaniment
  • Enormous Varieties in Muthaippus
  • Build up of Sollukattus
  • Improvising in Various Nadais

Academic Background :
B.Sc. Mathematics University of Madras, Chennai 1981

Professional Background :
Artiste in Residence Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2010
Copeland Fellowship Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2006
Scholar in Residence Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2003
Accompaniment To Various Stalwarts Three decades
Mr. Umayalpuram Mahalingam