Malavika "Mika" Godbole
Malavika, or Mika, Godbole recently completed her DMA in Percussion Performance at Rutgers University. Known for her enthusiastic support of new music, emerging composers, and her flair as a solo performer, she has premiered several works as a founding member of the groundbreaking quartet Mobius Percussion. Her freelance activities include performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra.
Recent activities include collaborations with So Percussion for a performance of Steve Reich's Drumming at (le) Poisson Rouge, the Rutgers University premiere of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, the world premiere of Jason Treuting’s new percussion quartet paper melodies (my music box music), Xenakis’ tour-de-force Pleaides, Gerard Grisey’s Le Noir de L’etoile, and a duo recital with organist Rob Ridgell for a webcast performance at the renowned Trinity Wall Street Church in Manhattan.
Dr. Godbole has also been involved in summer music programs such as the Aspen Music Festival, So Percussion Summer Institute, the Artosphere Festival, and the China International Summer Music Academy. She has collaborated with conductors and artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, Charles Dutoit, Martha Argerich, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, James DePriest, David Robertson, and James Conlon.
As a teacher, Dr. Godbole maintains an active studio of thirty students at various levels of ability at Westminster Conservatory and York College of PA (as Adjunct Faculty), in addition to leading a Drum Circle class at the Cambridge School in Pennington, NJ.