The Indian Music Society of LSR is famous in the music circle for its fine quality and brimming enthusiasm. The society focuses on:-
- Understanding the different aspects of music (such as sur, taal voice culture etc.) through sessions with experts.
- Practicing and perfecting the art of choir singing.
- Understanding Raagas and composing music.
- Inclusion of more students who do not compete but are enthusiastic to learn and perform.
- Placing interest over ability.
- Boosting confidence by mixing fun with music.
- Performing at various college events.
- Making the college experience much richer as a whole.
President : Rishika Roy
Gen. Secretary: Rajasee Bhattacharya
Treasurer: Aishwarya Chaturvedi
Instrumentalists (group) co-ordinator: Manmeet Kaur
Staff Advisor :
Ms. Debatri Bhattacharjee, Ms. Gunjan Pradhan, Ms Maitreyee Mandal, Ms. Shruti Kapur
Dhwani saw another eventful and fulfilling year with Poorva Joshi (President) and Apoorva Tiwari (Secretary) at the helm. The year 2015-16 started with the Fresher's competition and auditions.
During the Independence Day celebrations, members of Dhwani impressed the audience with their enthusiasm and patriotism. A new musical piece in Raag Bihag was composed for the occasion. In addition, Dhwani was at the forefront for most important College events, whether it was a performance for Teachers’ Day or College Day. The society was also called upon to welcome dignitaries to the College including Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and the delegation from La Trobe University, Australia. At the National Seminar titled ‘Understanding
Diversity: Focus on the North-East’ organised by LSR which included cultural performances of the region, the society put up an impressive show by performing songs of all the 8 north eastern states. Members of the society also enthusiastically participated in the Cultural Programme put up for the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team visit to the College and their performance was highly appreciated.
Regular voice training sessions were held by the union and Raag Bhupaali and Dhani were taught to the members. These training sessions helped the society win laurels at the inter-college level. The Dhwani team consisting of Aditi Joshi, Nanki Bedi, Rishika Roy, Anshul Prakash, Ananta Gaur, Apoorva Tiwari, Isha Mohanty, Rajasee Bhattacharya, Kanika Kalra, Aishwarya Chaturvedi, Manmeet Kaur, Ishita Bajpai and Poorva Joshi won the first position both at IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi and the second position at AIIMS. Rajasee Bhattacharya and Poorva Joshi won the third prize in classical solo at AIIMS. In addition the Dhwani team was placed first at Hansraj College, Lady Irwin College and at NSIT and third at Hindu College.
The instrumental group of Lady Shri Ram College is a fusion group consisting of Indian as well as western instrument players. The year 2015-16 started with a competition for the Freshers followed by a Jam Session and a team of 7 instrumental players was formed- Coordinator, Kanika Kalra (sitarist), Aditi Chordia (tabla player), Devanshi Singh (tabla and djembe player), Sapna Dubey (pianist), Manmeet Kaur (pianist), Sarandha Chandel (drummer and guitarist) and Rukmini Swaminathan (flautist). They have given stellar performances in every college event and also outside college. They had presented their annual piece at several occassions which was an improvised version of mausam, originally orchestrated by A. R. Rehman which they fused with a piece in Raag Kirvani. They are also an integral part of the Dhwani and have been accompanying them since time immemorial
During TARANG, the Annual Cultural Festival, the society organised six different events under ANAAHAD, the Indian music festival. The events were a big success. In the month of April, elections were held to elect the new union and the baton passed to Rishika Roy (President), Aishwarya Chaturvedi (Treasurer) and Rajasee Bhattacharya (Secretary).