"Sonorous and Soulful"
- Indian Express

"Rao - A staple in the New England Music scene"
- India New England

"Rao is a rare art critic
- one that conveys the depth
of an artist, by asking
insightful questions only
an artist herself could ask. "

- Deepti Nijhawan


"Khayal renditon by Shuchita Rao and students mesmerizes  audience at Essence of India Festival!"   Lokvani 

"Hypnotic and amazing vocalist"
- Ellen Freeman

 
 

About the artist:

Shuchita Rao, was born in a family of music lovers in Hyderabad, India. Her initial training in Hindustani Vocal Classical music was with Dr. N.K.Karhade. Later, she trained under the noted Gwalior Gharana exponent Smt. Malini Rajurkar. She has also received guidance from Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre, Padmashri Shri Ramakant Gundecha, Pandit Ajay Pohankar and Pandit Vinayak Torvi.

Shuchita is proficient in Hindustani classical music as well as Hindustani semi classical music (Thumri, Dadra, Ghazals). She began performing at a very young age and was regularly featured on All India Radio, Hyderabad. She has won several honors and awards for her singing.

Shuchita has given public performances and lecture demonstrations at the following venues:
• MITHAS(MIT) and Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
• LearnQuest Conference,Weston, Mass
• Tsai Performance Center, Boston, Mass
• Bhai Mardana Singh Institute, Long Beach, CA
• University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
• University of Pittsburgh, PA & Shri Venkateshwara temple, Pittsburgh, PA
• Central University, Hyderabad, India
• Maharashtra Mandal, Hyderabad, India

Shuchita freelances 
on the subjects of Indian Music, Dance and Culture and has written for Indian newspapers/magazines such as Sruti magazine, Times of India, TheHansIndia and Indian Express.  In the U.S, she has written for Lokvani, Khabar Magazine and is the arts correspondent for the newspaper India New England. 

Shuchita has worked for Tata Consultancy Services in India and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the U.S as a software consultant and currently works as a technical trainer at Boston University. She founded RASA Institute of Music (Raga Aesthetics Sharing and Appreciation) in Sharon, MA and also teaches classical music through RASA and Learnquest Academy of Music, Waltham, MA. To read an interview with Shuchita, click here.