Aisvarya Chandrasekar has been learning to sing Southern India’s classical Carnatic music since age 6. Now, the Rutgers University senior is an apprentice with master teacher Rajeswari Satish. Aisvarya is the recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant.

Produced by Bob Szuter; Narrated by Dan Gordon; Camera by Joe Conlon.

Carnatic performance video courtesy of Yuva Sangeetha Lahari and Rajeswari Satish.