October 5 – December 21 | Virtual Program

Musicians in any genre, working at any level from amateur to professional, are invited to join this welcoming community where we’ll learn by doing.

Join in with your voice or your instrument (and feel free to mute your own singing/playing) as Michael Harrison shares the Kirana lineage of Khayal singing he learned from his Gurus Pandit Pran Nath, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Terry Riley and La Monte Young.

Together, we’ll experience the basics of raga, from structural principles to the building blocks of basic rhythmic cycles, improvisation, and ways of combining raga with Western musical approaches. Elizabeth LatifaNoor Anderson, Sasha Bogdanowitsch and Elliot Cole will also teach weekly practice sessions to assist everyone in learning and practicing.

Come explore the beauty and the techniques of raga in this nurturing environment, and learn how these rich traditions can illuminate your own musical voice.

The Program will be directed by composer and pianist Michael Harrison, a recurring Music Program Director and Visiting Artist of Arts Letters & Numbers.

Application Deadline
Enrollment in this program is open through the beginning of the program.

Program Schedule
Class time: Wednesdays October 5 – December 21 (12 weeks) 11:15am – 12:30pm ET

Practice sessions: Fridays October 7 – December 23 (12 weeks) 11am-12:15pm ET

Classes and practice sessions will be recorded and available to everyone to review or if they are not able to attend any classes.

Expectations Towards the Participant

This virtual program will be using Zoom for the classes. Reliable internet access is required for participation in the program.

Participants can choose if they want to participate through singing or if they would want to play their instruments.

Everyone participating in an Arts Letters & Numbers program is expected to treat each other with care and consideration as well as be mindful of each other’s time and space.

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline. Any questions regarding the application can be sent to: [email protected]


There is a limited number of Scholarships available with partial reduction of the program fee. Scholarships are only considered for applicants for whom this is crucial for their participation in the program.

Program Fee

The fee covers the following:

  • 12 classes and 12 practice lessons
  • A session to introduce ourselves and facilitate building a community of musicians from diverse backgrounds.
  • A “Listening Non-Critique” with ALN founding director David Gersten, Michael Harrison and participants from other ALN programs to share our work in a safe and supportive framework and engage in positive conversations about the works and the connections between them.
  • A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those in need.

Indian Ragas with Michael Harrison (12 classes + 12 practice lessons)……………… $350