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Clarinet in orchestra

Biography

Anoushka Divekar (she/her/hers) is a first-generation Indian-American clarinetist and educator. Her love for music was early and nurtured well, both at home and at school, and developed a love for performing, and a great fondness for the teachers who had supported her endeavors.

Anoushka is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music degree in Clarinet at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her primary teachers are Professor Gabor Varga, Dr. David Shea, Professor Daniel Silver, and Dr. Christine Bellomy. Anoushka has appeared as a soloist at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Anoushka performs with the South Asian Symphony Orchestra, the virtual Dad Village Symphony Orchestra, and substitutes with several local symphonies.

Anoushka grew to acknowledge the many privileges she held, which allowed her to pursue her passions. Performing many recitals and concerts led her to realize that the works of BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and women were consistently left out of the music that she played, and the faces she saw. Her dissertation work focuses on increasing the voices of marginalized composers for first year learners. 

Anoushka looks forward to a future of performing and teaching. Anoushka is a classroom and private teacher and is adept at teaching both in person, and online. She is passionate about social justice, and restorative justice education and feels compelled to use music as a vehicle to make change.

disassembled clarinet
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