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Photograph by: Janna Bhimani

Strathmore Music Center: Member of performing artist panel since 2012. 

Maryland State Arts Council -- http://www.msac.org/

  • Recipient of the FY 2010 Maryland Traditions Folk Arts and Culture Master-Apprentice Award of the Maryland State Arts Council. 
  • Appointed to the Folk and Traditional Arts Advisory Panel for FY 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for grants application assessment of arts organizations throughout the State of Maryland.

Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. 

Member of the Artists and Scholars Roster  




The Gandhi Memorial Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Performance & lecture-demonstrations




The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Annual performances honoring Peace Award recipients i.e. Nobel Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Jimmy Carter and Mrs.Rosalynn Carter and celebrating the unveiling of a Gandhi statue.



Member of Sumadhur Hansadhwani Music Institute, New Delhi, India.

Founded by Samia's music Grandmaster, Vidushi Sumitra Guha, the Sumadhur Hansadhwani Music Institute advances the cause of classical music by apprenticing students to develop both as performing artists as well as teachers. It also organizes annual performances at prestigious venues in New Delhi to which nationally renowned and upcoming musicians and dancers are invited to perform. The concerts are open to the public. Samia participated actively in organizing the annual concerts during her residence in India from 2000 till 2005.


*Photographs Courtesy of Avinash Pasricha
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