Amie Maciszewski is an American sitarist, teaching artist, and ethnomusicologist who has devoted her adult life to studying, performing, teaching, and promoting North Indian traditional music. Amie's performances in North America, India, Europe, and Japan over two decades have received acclaim, as have her teaching and action research. She founded and directs the Austin, Texas-based Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, selected among the Top Ten World Music Ensembles by the Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll (2010-11). She has co-produced and directed four documentary films about marginalized female performers from the courtesan lineages of India, two of them being festival award winners. Amie's training in North Indian music includes both ongoing traditional study with gurus, Aashish Khan and Girija Devi and formal academic training in India and the U.S. Although her performance focus is on sitar playing, she is also a trained vocalist and includes singing in some of her presentations. She has released two solo CDs, “Guru Pranam” (2010) and “Light & Legacy” (2007), as well as two with her Indo-jazz fusion Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, “Shimmering” (2007) and “Sangeet Safar” (2010).
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