Shanti Raval is currently a Ph.D student at NYU in clarinet performance. She is a 2006 recipient of NYU's Founder's Fellowship for Doctoral Study. Ms. Raval completed a Bachelor's degree at Arizona State University and a Master's degree at Miami University of Ohio, where she was teaching assistant. Ms. Raval's article, "The Clarinet in India: A Journey from the Village to the Concert Hall," was published in 2005 by the journal, CLARINET.
At NYU Steinhardt, she is a student of Dr. Esther Lamneck and is working on her dissertation. Her research deals with the use of the clarinet in the traditional music of India and will include her own transcriptions of this music. Ms. Raval won the Spring 2007 Concerto Competition and performed with the NYU Symphony Orchestra.