Mounika Parimi graduated from the University of Redlands in April
2014, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and music,
and departmental honors in music. During her time at Redlands, Parimi
participated in Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, and Bel Canto under
the direction of Dr. Nicholle Andrews and Dr. Joe Modica. She was part
of a larger ensemble that sung Mozart’s requiem at Carnegie Hall. A
student of Cindy Snyder, Mounika was instructed in private voice
lessons and had the opportunity to sing in art song and aria recitals.
Mounika spent a semester abroad in Salzburg, Austria, where she
continued to take voice lessons and attend world-class musical
performances frequently. It was during her time abroad, mentored by
Dr. Katie Baber, that she developed an interest in musicology.
Exploring this newfound interest, Parimi developed a senior research
capstone and lecture-recital titled “Musical Mixes of ‘Classical’
India and the West: Exploring Novel Styles.” Her essay won the
Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award, which is allocated to a
student for excellent research and critical thinking abilities.
In addition to music, Mounika also immersed herself in the sciences.
After graduating with induction into the national liberal arts society
Phi Beta Kappa, Parimi worked at the City of Hope National Medical
Center as a research associate in a diabetes laboratory. Having won a
prestigious Fulbright scholarship, Parimi is continuing diabetes
research at the Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany. With a
passion for the medical field, Parimi plans to complete medical school
and practice medicine internationally.