P.B. Kanna Kumar




Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D./1995,Delhi University, Karnatic Music ( Vocal)
  • M.Phil / 1889 Department of Music, University of Delhi (Vocal)
  • M.A/1987,Faculty of Music , Delhi University, Karnatic Music (Vocal)
  • B.A/1983,Andhra University

Career Profile

  • Teaching in the Dept. of Music in Karnatic Music – Vocal since 1994 to till date. (!994 to 2000 as adhoc lecturer) University of Delhi.
  • More than six years as Professor in Faculty of Music , Delhi University and still working as Professor.

Areas Of Specialization / Interest

Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi and singing and tuning the Annamacharya & Bhadrachala Ramdas Keertanas

Subjects Taught

B.A.(Hons) Karnatic music

M.A.- Karnatic Music

M.Phil. – Karnatic Music.

Conference Participation/Presentations

  • Participated in a two day UGC National Seminar on “Indian Classical Music: Tradition and Experimentation” on March 17th and 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 30 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) and given C.D. recording of few concert items.
  • Participated in a two day International Seminar which was in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R.) organized by Department of Music, D.U.on the subject titled –“The Global Impact of Modern Trends on Traditional Music” on 19-20 March 2015

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.
  • Awarded the title of “Isai Gnana Sudaroli” by Apoorva Ragam (Regd.) organization, Chennai in Dec. 2011.
  • Awarded the title of “ Sangeeta Kovidha” for his outstanding presentation of karnatic classical music in concerts by Gayatri Fine Arts(Regd.) Rohini, Delhi, 2014

Association With Professional Bodies

  • 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.
  • More than six years as Professor in Faculty of Music , Delhi University and still working as Professor.
  • 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)., 2017.
  • 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.
  • Member of the committee involved in the development of “Teacher’s Handbook in Music for Upper Primary Stage”of school education, by NCERT, Department of Education in Arts and Aesthetics.
  • Member of the committee of courses for 10th, 11th and 12th standard (CBSE Delhi) ) for preparing Karnatic music syllabus, 2012.

Other Activities

  • A regular Artist of AIR and Doordarshan. Performed in various music festivals and conferences in India and Abroad.