Dr. Nagavalli Nagaraj is one of the eminent artists of the country holding top rank of AIR and Doordarshan.
She inherited the essence of Carnatic music from her father late Sri. K. S.Satyanath and started performing by the age of 8. Dr. Nagaraj did her post graduation in music from Bangalore University and received advanced training from Late Sri Anoor Ramakrishna. She was awarded a Doctorate degree from Bangalore University under the able guidance of musicologist Dr. T. Shachidevi in 2002 on the subject "Integrated study of the Kritis of Mysore Vasudevacharya".
Dr.Nagavalli has several compositions to her credit - her compositions sway from Tillanas to Ashtanayika Padams, from Kritis to Janapada folklore, from lilting Ragamalikas to complex and intricate Panchakalyani. She has performed thousands of concerts at home and abroad and has many awards from reputed musical Sabhas and institutions to her credit.
Dr. Nagavalli has been teaching since last 26 years. She worked as visiting faculty in Bangalore University for over 25 years. Presently she is working as visiting Professor in Jain University in the department of performing arts.
Dr. Nagaraj would be conducting a Master Class on Understanding the Variety of Swaras in Indian Music and its Practical Usage