Orchestrating Change by Canton Symphony Orchestra

Season 2, Episode 6 | Outside Of What We Know with Geetha Somayajula

July 16, 2021

Today, we welcome Geetha Somayajula, a dedicated arts administrator, singer, conductor, and teacher currently based in Portland, Oregon. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned degrees in choral music (BA) and business administration (BS). She has sung in prestigious ensembles and festival choruses including the youth chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival, the 2017 ACDA National Collegiate Honor Choir, and the USC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. As the highlight of her academic work, Somayajula was awarded the U.S. Fulbright Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year to study the practice, performance, and pedagogy of Indian classical music.

Currently, Somayajula serves on the board of directors of Synchromy Music, a new music collective in Los Angeles, and Pacific Youth Choir, a children's choir in Portland. Additionally, she actively recruits students and creatives for the Fulbright program around the country as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador. Professionally, she is a strategist at PricewaterhouseCoopers and provides guidance to Fortune 500 clients to help solve their toughest digital challenges.

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