SAM welcomes the incredible mridangam master PRAPANCHAM RAVINDRAN as its Indian Percussion Faculty for Fall 2013 semester – Ravindran is one of the most acclaimed mridangam players in the scene today and is most well known for his performances in concerts and recordings with SAM President Prasanna. He has performed with legendary names in Carnatic music including Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Voleti Venkateswarulu, Nedunuri Krishnamurthy, Dr. N. Ramani, M.S. Gopalakrishnan, Dr. L. Subramaniam, U. Shrinivas and many others. He is a highly acclaimed composer, bandleader, recording artist and teacher who is known for training numerous mridangam students through his Ravindran Academy of Music. Here are two clips of his masterful playing – one percussion solo with co-SAM Faculty Ghatam Karthick and one clip of a National Television concert with Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna.