A native of Mumbai, Saili Oak began studying music at the age of 3. A finalist on the popular reality TV series “Zee Marathi SaReGaMaPa,” Saili is a senior disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, a leading vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. Saili won the All India Classical music competition when she was barely 17. She completed her Sangeet Visharad from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal and has earned awards including the prestigious Pt.Jasraj Yuva Award, Pt Vasantrao Deshpande Yuva Award, and the Gaanwardhan Award. Her performances have been admired for her meticulous architecture of 'khayal,' her systematic and well-crafted raga exploration and impressive command over the 'laya.'
Saili is also known for her distinguished work in the Indian/Western Classical music crossover space. She has performed with notable western music ensembles including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Tonality choir, Salastina Music Society.
She has been featured on several albums including ‘Beyond’, “American Mirror” and “Sing about it” and “KALA.”
Saili serves as the Programs Director of a non-profit organization 'Shastra', where she co-hosts the “Composing with Indian Voice” annual workshop in the U.S., and “Raga Meets Symphony” in India. She is also a Vocal Mentor for the non-profit organization Street Symphony in Los Angeles.
A passionate educator, Saili maintains a vocal studio 'SailiMusic' where she trains the next generation of upcoming artists and is a frequent guest speaker, panelist and workshop participant at conferences and universities across America. She has presented her work at the Composition in Asia Conference at the University of South Florida, taught master classes at the Salem State University, Smith College in Northampton MA, Kaufmann Music Center NY, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Apart from her musical training, Saili also holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy and has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst Program by the CFA Institute, USA.
May 10: ‘Beyond’ Live in Concert; Rosebud Coffee; Pasadena CA
May 11: Sounds Delicious (Theme: Game of thrones) by Salastina Music Society; Los Angeles CA
May 18: Freer|Sackler gallery at the Smithsonian museum; Washington DC
June 21: Songfest at the Colburn School of Music; Los Angeles CA
RECENT PAST PERFORMANCES
April 20: Continuum; Z Space San Francisco CA
March 23: Mehfil; San Diego CA
February 25: Bridge to Everywhere; Los Angeles CA
February 23: Music Circle, Los Angeles CA
February 22: Richmond Symphony Orchestra; Richmond VA
January 19: Sounds Delicious by Salastina Music Society; Los Angeles CA
January 6: MusicaNova; MIM Phoenix AZ
Nov 18: LA Master Chorale; Los Angeles CA
November 10: Vedic Heritage; New York NY
November 3: MMLA; Los Angeles CA
October 25: Street Symphony; Los Angeles CA
October 4: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Los Angeles CA
September 30: Spica Global Arts; San Diego CA
September 7: ‘Put your guns Down’ - Tonality; Los Angeles CA
August 18: Shastra Dialogue Series; San Diego CA
June 10: Shanti Mandir; Walden NY
June 2: Albany Symphony Orchestra; Albany NY
May 6: CRY; San Diego
April 22: Hindu Temple; Albany NY
April 20: Smith College; Northampton MA
March 23: Phoenix Gharana; Phoenix AZ
March 19: UT Austin; Austin TX
February 15: American Consulate; New Delhi India
February 16: Anaahat Naad; Mumbai India
January 26: Bridge to Everywhere; Los Angeles CA
January 19: Composition in Asia, USF Tempe FL
January 6: ‘Put your guns Down’ - Tonality; Los Angeles CA
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