The Dhrupad Music Institute of America, a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit organization, was founded to promote, propagate, encourage, and support the performance and teaching of the oldest form of Indian classical music, known as Dhrupad, both vocal and instrumental (on such instruments as the pakhawaj, rudra vina, and surbahar in particular, as well as other instruments), in order to increase public awareness and knowledge of Dhrupad music in the United States.


Dhrupad is an ancient style of Indian classical music. The nature of Dhrupad is spiritual; seeking not to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener. The word Dhrupad is derived from "Dhruva", the steadfast North Star (Polaris) and "pada" meaning poetry. It is a form of music that traces its origin to chanting of the ancient text of Sama Veda. From this early chanting, millenniums ago, Dhrupad evolved into the sophisticated classical form of music, that it is today.


Dhrupad has waxed and waned in popularity over the centuries, and is currently gaining a strong following. Its steadfast, precise, unhurried and improvisational nature is attracting audiences all over the world.

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    Padmashri Gundecha Brothers Tour

    DMIA is pleased to support Padmashri Gundecha Brothers 2017 US and Canada tour. For the full concert schedule, please see – Performance Calendar For concerts and workshops that are a part of Dhrupad Days, please see – Dhrupad Days page

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    International Day of Dhrupad

    March 14, 20017: We wish you a very happy International Day of Dhrupad (IDD). International Day of Dhrupad is celebrated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rudra Veena legend, late Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar. Please visit the IDD Facebook page to see and hear beautiful offerings to Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and statements [...]

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    Dhrupad Days 2017

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    Suravi

    A Sitar and Santoor concert by Pdt. Indrajit Banerjee (Sitar), Pdt. Tarun Bhattachaya(Santoor) and Sri Subrata Bhattacharya(Tabla) Date: October 1, 2017,  3:30PM Venue: SVETA Temple 18109 NE 76th St #105, Redmond, WA 98052 Tickets: $20 advance purchase Join on Facebook !!  

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    A scintillating evening of Carnatic Music

     G. Shrikanth (vocal) accompanied by Sri Raman Iyer (violin) and Sri Nirmal Narayan (mridangam) Date: August 9,  7pm Venue: House Concert at 10536 115th Pl NE, Kirkland, WA 98033-5016 Suggested donation: $20  Join on Facebook!!

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    Parama Swara – Concert – Saturday May 20 – Dhrupad Days Seattle

    Saturday, May 20, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm PONCHO, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98102  This concert will likely be sold out —  Buy your tickets now!! Parama Swara A Dhrupad Vocal Concert By Padmashri Gundecha Brothers “Parama (Supreme/Transcendental) Swara (note that’s complete in all dimensions)” is expected to be rich in [...]

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    New Jersey Region – Learn ancient Indian singing from Dr. Payton MacDonald

    A note from Payton: Dear Dhrupad fans, I’ll be teaching a class on Dhrupad at the wonderful meditation center Neolyth in Montclair, New Jersey. It’s four weeks, every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., starting on November 30. Suggested donation of $10. A course pack will be included. Attached is the flyer. I hope you’ll join [...]

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    DC Region – Nirmalya Dey Concert

    The DC Region of Dhrupad Music Institute of America collaborates with The Gandhi Memorial Center to present an evening of Dhrupad music with Nirmalya Dey & Mohan Shyam Sharma.  Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Golden Lotus Temple. Admission: $20 payable at the door.      

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