92Y’s Musical Introduction Series teaching artist Samita Sinha is a composer/ vocalist, writer and educator. Trained in North Indian classical vocal music, Sinha uses the range of her voice together with electronics and multilingual text to create work that celebrates and challenges culturally specificity, and travels between "high" and "low" cultural production. Samita began training in Hindustani vocal music at age ten in Flushing, Queens, the same time she began playing piano and singing in choirs and musicals. After studying literature, cultural criticism and Mandarin at Yale University, she received a Fulbright to continue her study of Hindustani vocal music with Alka Deo Marulkar in Goa, India. Samita performs her syncretistic work internationally, both solo and in various ensembles, and works as a teaching artist in New York City public schools.