Srinivas Krishnan is a Master Percussionist from India and has been trained under four master musicians in India. He gave his first solo recital at the age of 16 and was featured as a percussionist at the University of North Texas at the age of 21.
Srinivas performs on the tabla, the ghatam, the Middle Eastern dumbek, the Irish Bodhran, and the mridangam. His ability to perform with any ensemble has allowed him to be featured with the greatest artists in Europe, Asia and North America, giving over 1,000 concerts with such luminaries as Bob Schietroma, Grammy winners Horacio Hernandez, Eguie Castrillo, and Glen Velez, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Umayalpuram Sivaraman from India, Arnaldo Vacca from Italy, Jon Santos, Victor Mendoza, K. Sekar (cellist for world renowned music director AR Rahman), V.S. Narasimhan (Violinist for Illayaraja), Donald Mattingley, Pascal Younge, and Casey Scheurell to name a few. He was the director of the Closing Ceremony Concert at the Berklee College of Music Summer Festival in the year 2000 which featured Global Rhthms World Music Ensemble, and has co-ordinated 20 projects along with Prof. Bruce McClung of the University of Cincinnati. Guests performing in these concerts included Pandit Ravi Shankar and Dr. L. Subramaniam. In these specific shows, Srinivas performed on the tanpura and the tabla in addition to handling the logistics along with with Prof. McClung. Srinivas has worked with Ms. Sriram of XAOS (led by George Lucas) in scoring music for an animation film, with an artist who was featured by Real World (which is produced by Peter Gabriel) and is now on a mission working with the Global Rhythms Ensemble at Miami University which has over 120 performers. Global Rhythms began as a four member team in 1998 and has grown since then. This ensemble has performed at over 40 locations around the USA and most recently was invited to the Lotus World Music Festival, MIT (Boston), Aronoff Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, The University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and OMEA (Cleveland, 2003). Srinivas has performed at over 30 universities in the USA including Interlochen, Oberlin, UCLA, University of Washington, and has toured with the entire ensemble from North Texas as Project Director on a national tour in 1997.
He has won grant awards from over ten corporations including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Ameritech, Johnson & Johnson, Cinergy, ICI, and Meijer, for his work for the arts for Miami University. He as also recevied grants from the Ohio Arts Council for several projects. Students and faculty from the USA routinely travel to India to study the arts and music of India with him, including individuals from the University of North Texas, Indiana University, Miami University, DePauw University, Bates College, Duke University, University of Kentucky and West Virginia University.
Srinivas has been Principal Co-ordinator of several projects on World Music at Ball State University and the University of North Texas, and has coordinated 20 projects at the University of Cincinnati alone. He is now the Director of Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble at Miami University and Artist in Residence at the Center for American and World Cultures. Srinivas is deeply passionate about teaching and has engaged in several outreach teaching projects with schools in Ohio through the Aronoff Center for the Arts in 1996, as well as in his current capacity with Miami University.
Srinivas was also supported by a grant from Remo Inc. to promote World Music at Miami University.
Srinivas Krishnan M.S., M.En., has his degrees in areas of the science, engineering and management from Miami University.