What is a Career in Indian Classical Singing?

What is a Career in Indian Classical Singing?



I think Indian Classical Singing is a great Career option. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Indian Classical Singing, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Indian Classical Singing. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Indian Classical Singing, I found this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170512-0001/Others/Singing/Career-in-Indian-Classical-Singing/hindi 


Pt Rajan Mishra's professional point of view!

Pt Rajan Mishra is an experienced professional with 44 years & 8 months in Indian Classical Singing. Pt Rajan Mishra has worked in Indian Classical Singing as Music Artist in Various Creative Music Assignments. In Pt Rajan Mishra's own words, this is how Pt Rajan Mishra got into Indian Classical Singing: "I was born and brought up in Varanasi. I received my initial musical training from my grandfather's brother, Bade Ram Das Ji Misra, and also their father, Hanuman Prasad Misra, and from their uncle, sarangi virtuoso, Gopal Prasad Misra, and started performing while I was still in teens. I moved to Ramesh Nagar in Delhi, in 1977, gave my first concert abroad, in Sri lanka in 1978, and soon went on to perform in many countries across the world including, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, USA, UK, The Netherlands, USSR, Singapore, Qatar, Bangladesh and Muscat." This link showed on the first page of search results for Pt Rajan Mishra: https://www.lifepage.in/page/ptrajanmishra 


Career Video on Indian Classical Singing

In a video, Pt Rajan Mishra has talked about various aspects of a Career in Indian Classical Singing. Pt Rajan Mishra started by explaining Indian Classical Singing as: "Indian Classical Music is an ancient form of music, its establishment was done taking in account of nature and human emotions. Just like the nature is made of five elements similarly humans are also made up of these elements and indian classical music is also consisted in the same manner. The video describes the skills required for Indian Classical Music and also the positives and challenges one has to face if they go further ahead in Indian Classical Music." The video was an engaging disposition.



  • It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Indian Classical Singing, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Indian Classical Singing. Pt Rajan Mishra touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:Theory of Music
  • Indian Classical Music
  • Notation
  • Swar and Laya
  • Raag and Components

90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.

  • Pt Rajan Mishra then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Indian Classical Singing:Finding a Guru
  • Understanding Traditional Values
  • Patience and Trust
  • Practice
  • Musical Observation

This Career has an interesting list of Positives.

  • Pt Rajan Mishra believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Indian Classical Singing:Core Energy
  • The Impact on Society
  • Develops Power of Heart
  • Respect and Recognition
  • Bond with Nature
  • Autonomy

There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.

  • And, Pt Rajan Mishra believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Indian Classical Singing:Inadequate Education System
  • Financial Insecurity
  • Struggle Period
  • Lack of Awareness


In the final section of the video Pt Rajan Mishra talks about How a day goes in a Career in Indian Classical Singing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Indian Classical Singing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170512-0001 


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