Vivek Bharati, Co-founder of CMAY, is a rising senior at Homestead High School, California. Vivek learns South Indian Classical Violin from Shri. Delhi. P. Sunderrajan. Vivek co-founded CMAY in 2015 along with his brother Vikram with his vision for serving humanity through the arts. He supports CMAY with his strategy, planning, technical and artistic skills. He also drives CMAY's partnerships with service organizations.
Besides CMAY, Vivek also runs another organization Mathemartist, dedicated to STEM and Art. He is a budding artist who has won several awards for his paintings. Vivek serves as a Youth Commissioner at the City of Los Altos where he resides. An active member of the First Tech Challenge in Robotics. Vivek loves to work at the intersection of Science and Art.
Vikram Bharati, Co-founder of CMAY is a South Indian Classical Music enthusiast, student, percussionist and vocalist. Spotted as a child prodigy who could identify many Indian classic music ragams (musical scales) at a young age of 2, Vikram is fortunate to be learning mrudangam (South Indian classical percussion) under one of the leading Mrudangists Shri Neyveli R. Narayanan and Carnatic vocal under one of the leading vocalists Shri Abhishek Raghuram.
Vikram co-founded CMAY in 2015 along with his brother Vivek, with an intent of sharing his love for classical music with fellow youth. Vikram believes that classical music can be a powerful tool to give back to the community.
Vikram is a rising senior in Purdue University and a midshipman at Purdue Naval ROTC.
BOARD Members OF CMAY
Sarayu Jaladanki is a freshman at the University of Southern California. She has been learning South Indian Classical Carnatic music from the age of 7 from Smt. Gayathri Satya. Sarayu performed her Carnatic Vocal Arangetram (Debut performance) in the year 2018. She regularly participates in various music programs throughout the bay area in California. She has won prizes at music competitions conducted by OSAAT in the bay area. Her passion towards Carnatic classical music led her to actively volunteer at CMAY. Sarayu along with Vikram has spearheaded multiple musical fundraisers at CMAY to support the community.
Apart from CMAY, Sarayu is the Vice President for MELA (Medical Equipment Leadership Association). She also volunteers at the American Red Cross Society. Sarayu’s hobbies include hand embroidery, sewing and reading books.
Sarvani Jaladanki is a sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School, California. She has been learning South Indian Classical carnatic Vocal under Smt. Gayathri Satya, from the age of 9. Sarvani regularly participates in various musical events in the bay area. Sarvani's keen interest in Classical music also made her take up western as well as Indian classical violin. To further extend her passion towards serving the community through Classical music, she started volunteering at CMAY. Sarvani helps with the event planning for the events conducted by CMAY.
Besides music, Sarvani is a well trained Indian classical Kuchipudi dancer. In her free time, Sarvani likes to read books of different genre.