Neeraj Mehta


Neeraj Mehta is one of the world’s leading experts on the music of Per Nørgård. An active performer and educator, he has presented concerts, clinics and master classes in Asia, North America, and Europe. He has performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists and ensembles from Percurama (Denmark) to Clyde Stubblefield of the James Brown Band. In 2008 Neeraj was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Copenhagen, Denmark with solo-percussionist Gert Mortensen at Det Kongelige Dansk Musikkonservatorium. While in Copenhagen, he premiered and recorded En Lys Timer by renowned composer Per Nørgård.  His article Compositional Synthesis in Per Nørgård’s “I Ching” For Solo Percussion is published in the July 2011 issue of Percussive Notes.  As a founding member of the percussion duo PERCUNOVA, Neeraj and duo partner Jonathan Ovalle (University of Michigan) made their international debut in 2014 as guest artists-in-residence at Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, which included an evening program, educational clinics & workshops, and a concerto appearance with the Mahidol University Wind Ensemble. They were also hosted by Furtados School of Music in India, where they presented seven performance workshops in the Cities of Mumbai and Pune. Neeraj Mehta is currently Assistant Professor of Music at City University of New York, Queensborough Community College.  He received his Doctor of Musical Arts and master’s degrees at the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Neeraj is an artist/endorser with Pearl/Adams, Innovative Percussion and Remo Drumheads.