Mr. Tiwari contributes his talents to numerous artistic endeavors. He is the Associate Producer of music releases for the International Arts Educators Forum, a group dedicated to increasing awareness for multidisciplinary arts projects through performance recordings and academic publishing. Still active as a composer, his chamber piece, “Coming Home,” was debuted by La Nabla Ensemble in Rome, followed by several successful performances of “Nada Te Turbe” during the International Contemporary Festival for Composers in Malaga, Spain.
As an M.A. graduate in Music Education at NYU Steinhardt, Sony focused his research efforts in India during two separate visits, the first resulting in “Music and Innovation in the World Class Indian University.” The second trip led to his thesis, “Oral Tradition and Musical Knowledge in Indian Composition Pedagogy,” recognized by NYU Steinhardt with the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Research award.
Sony’s artistic interests extend to the stage too, where he starred in productions of It’s A Wonderful Life, Odium Suffuscus, and Little Women, as well as several children’s theater productions. As a sound designer, he has collaborated most notably on Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and the Florida premiere of the Broadway hit Other Desert Cities. Behind the scenes, he served as an assistant director during a televised production of The Singing Christmas Trees and a stage version of The Clean House in Winter Park, Florida. Continuing to explore his research interests in music education and teaching at the college, Sony currently heads courses in music theory, the humanities and music business.