(Erhard, Paul - 2013) -- Traditional Fulbright Scholarship uri icon



  • Professor Erhard is a nationally and internationally recognized double bassist. His teaching, drawing on his years of performing as a soloist, chamber musician and jazz bassist worldwide, provides his students with a broad understanding of the musical possibilities of the double bass. A pioneer in exploring the musical and expressive potential of his instrument in Indian classical music, Professor Erhard has studied both north and south Indian classical music with master Indian musicians in India and the United States. In 2002, he studied Carnatic vocal music in India on a Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. In addition to exploring raga music of India, Professor Erhard formed the Indo-American fusion trio Atomic Vision with two of India’s leading musicians. The trio’s tours have received critical acclaim.
    As a Fulbright scholar, Professor Erhard is conducting research on music cognition at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in India. The title of his project is “The Use of Indian Tanbura Drones by Indian Classical Music Performers and Teachers as an Aid for Developing Musical Perception and Good Intonation.”

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  • 2013