Neha Sudhakar joined the Cabarrus Arts Council after graduating summa cum laude from Catawba College with a BA in Music. Neha’s passion for arts and culture took root in high school when she served as a teaching assistant for her school choir, volunteered as a worship leader at two churches, and interned at the NC Museum of Science in Raleigh, NC.
During college, Neha’s service as a Resident Assistant and her work as a Teaching Fellow in the Catawba College Youth Theology Discover Program bolstered her keen interest in community development and further fueled her appreciation for arts and cultural organizations. Neha deeply explored this interest in her Honors thesis, which examined music’s role in building community identity among diasporic youth. In 2021, she presented her research at the Southern Regional Honors Conference and the Catawba Research & Creativity Symposium. Neha was awarded the “Frank W. Goodnight Civitan Scholarship in Music” in recognition of her contributions to the college music program and surrounding community. In addition, Neha has had the privilege of performing in a variety of music ensembles, including touring with the Catawba Campus Praise Band in Charlotte, NC and Frederick, MD.