Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh started learning the Veena at the age of 7 from Vidwan L.
Sheshagiri Rao and then pursued Karnatak Vocal music under the tutelage of Vidushi
Sudha V. Murthy and Vidushi Rohini Manjunath. She received her Post graduate degree
in Karnatak Music from Bangalore University and was awarded the Gold Medal in 1995.
Meera has completed her M.Phil and Ph.D from the same university with her M.Phil
topic being The Splendour of Dr. L. Muthiah Bhagavathar under the guidance of
Vidwan Belakawadi Srinivasa Iyengar and Prof. Rajalakshmi Tirunarayanan and her
Doctoral research was on Musical Composers during the Wodeyar Dynasty (1638-1947 AD)
under the guidance of Sri. B V K Shastry and Dr. B M Jayashree.
She was also the recipient of the Research Fellowship for the HRD, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and completed her project under the guidance of Dr. R Satyanarayana.
She is well versed with the Performing Arts facet of Music and performs in concerts and also has a keen interest in the academic/research side of Music and has delivered several lecture demonstrations and has multiple publications under her name. Presently, she takes classes for Karnatak Vocal at Vanamala Center for Art and Culture and also teaches Musicology for post graduate students in Department of Performing Arts at Jain University and Bangalore University as a Visiting Professor.
Meera is also a UGC approved Guide for M.Phil and Ph.D students where in 10 have completed their M.Phil and 2 Ph.D. Presently, she has 4 M.Phil and 8 Ph.D research scholars pursuing their research in music.
She has been instrumental in writing the script and directing Bhaktiyaana
and Sri Chakra Darshana. Dr Meera has authored the book viz.
The Musical Composers during Wodeyar Dynasty which is an extension of her Doctoral Thesis.
She has also authored the book titled Harikeshanallur Dr L Mutthaih Bhagavatar- A Biography.
In addition, Meera holds the following offices.
In past, she had held follow prestigious offices: