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Dr. Salil Sachdev

Salil Sachdev
Professor of Music
Hunt Hall, Room 217C

BA, Dr. Zakir Hussain College
MA, Northwestern University
MM, Ohio University
DMA, University of Miami

Salil Sachdev teaches music fundamentals, music of the world, 20th century music, and directs Mela (BSU World Music Ensemble). He has composed music for orchestra, percussion, piano, theater, voice, and electronic music. Salil's interest in world music has taken him to India, Ireland, Africa and Cuba. He has studied West African djembe drumming and Konnakol (the vocal rhythmic language of South India). He has made two documentary films, one on the music of the Sidis (an ethnic group of East African ancestry living in India since 800-900 years) and the other on the traditional music of Mali, West Africa.

Area of Expertise

Composition, Theory, World Music