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Prof. P.B. Kanna Kumar
Associate Professor
Faculty of Music & Fine Arts
University of Delhi, Delhi
27667608 9810926731
Kannakumar63@yahoo.com
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
       
Ph.D Ph.D.(Karnatic Music), Department of Music, University of Delhi 1995  
M.Phil ( Music) M.Phil.(Karnatic Music), Department of Music, University of Delhi 1989 Dissertation topic: An Indepth Analysis of Patnam Subramanya Iyer and his contribution
PG M.A.(Karnatic Music), Department of Music, University of Delhi 1987  
       
CAREER PROFILE
       
Department of Music, University of Delhi Associate Professor 1994 -  till date Teaching (B.A.(Hons.) M.A. and M.Phil.)
       
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION / INTEREST
       
Karnatic Music - Vocal
       
SUBJECTS TAUGHT
       
B.A.(Hons) Karnatic music
M.A.- Karnatic Music
M.Phil. – Karnatic Music.
The students of all the above courses were given special training in singing Raga-alapana, Niraval , Swarakalpana and Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi singing along with the accompanists Violin and Mridangam.
Guided an M.Phil students for Lecture Demonstrations on the following  topics:
A Study of  Niraval in Karnatic Music ( in the year 2009)
Navavidha Bhakti and Literary Beauty found in  Keertanas of Bhadrachala Ramdas (in the year 2010)
RESEARCH GUIDANCE
       
Guided an M.Phil student  for Dissertation on the topic  Influence of Karnatic  Classical Music on Temples of South India (in the year 2009)
       
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS
       
Participated in a two day UGC National Seminar on “Indian Classical Music: Tradition and Experimentation” on March 17thand 18th 2005; conducted by the Department of Music, University of Delhi.
Attended a three day workshop on “Karnatic Music Course for Secondary Level” organized by National Institute of Open Schooling(NIOS), New Delhi held in Mysore from 13th to 15th March, 2008.
Delivered around 20 Lecture Demonstrations on Karnatic Music Evolution and History and Karnatic Music Compositional Forms at the Orientation Training Programme organized by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) in Delhi and Udaipur during 2003 - till today.

Prepared lesson on “Sabha Gana” in Carnatic Music  for Secondary level , National Institute of Open Schooling (M.H.R.D, GOI)

       
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
       
Awarded National Scholarship to Young Talent Artists from the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resources and Development in the year 1987 to 1989.
Awarded  U.G.C. Research Fellowship from 1990 to 1995.
Awarded the title of “Delhi  Yuva Kalakar” by 50 year old reputed organization of Delhi, Sree Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Sabha(Regd.) in the field of  vocal  Karnatic  music  in the year 2008.
Awarded  the title of “Madhura Gayaka” by Sangeeta Samajam (Regd.) KRJ Music School Madurai and New Delhi in the year 2008.
       
ASSOCIATION WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES
       
Life Member, “NADABRAHMAM”-Music Journal, Tamil and English monthly Magazine, Chennai, Tamilnadu India.
Life Member, “GANAKALA”Music Dance Telugu monthly magazine, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
Life Member,  “SRUTI”India’s premier music and dance monthly magazine, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Life Member,  “APOORVA RAGAM”-Music and dance monthly magazine in Tamil, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
 
OTHER ACTIVITIES
       
A graded artiste of All India Radio, since 1992.  Have given South Zone Hook up concert in AIR apart from giving regular performances.  Also have been performing in various reputed Sabhas in Delhi and other places in India.
Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity
Member of the Regional Selection Committee to recommend the candidates for award of Scholarships under Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme of  Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (Under  the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India) for the years 2006, 2007, 2008.
Member of the Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, under the provisions of statue 9(3) (IV),” Lecturer’s Category”  for a term of 3 years, i.e.13-9-2004 to 12-9-2007.(Courses Committee).
Expert Member on the Interview Board for selection of Music Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (2008).
Expert Member of the Curriculum Committee for Secondary level in Carnatic Music, in National Institute of Open Schooling (Ministry of Human Resource Develeopment , Government of India), Noida.