Article written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications:
“Princeton senior and Music Major Shruthi Rajasekar has been named a 2018 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship seeks to promote strong relations between the United Kingdom and the United States by offering intellectually distinguished young Americans the opportunity to develop their abilities as future leaders. The scholarship covers the cost of two years of graduate study in the UK at a university of the recipient’s choice.
Rajasekar, a resident of Plymouth, Minnesota, is one of 43 awardees for 2018. A music major studying composition and voice who is pursuing certificates in musical performance and cognitive science, Rajasekar will go to London to work toward a Master of Arts in the new Opera Making and Writing program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama during her first year abroad. During the second year, she will pursue a Master of Music in Ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). She plans to use the degrees to help her meet her long-term goal of writing an opera set in India.”