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Welcome to The Music Academy

"Founded in 1928 as an outcome of the music conference that was held in conjunction with the All India Congress Session in Madras city the previous year, it was conceived to be the institution that would set the standard for Carnatic music."

Music Competitions 2015

Dates of Competitions:26th , 27th September 2015 & 3rd , 4th October 2015

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Music Competitions 2015-Schedule

Annual Music competition scheduled on 26th , 27th Sep’15 and 3rd , 4th October 2015.

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Application form for Music Competition 2015

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Spirit of Youth Festival 2015 - Winners

The following have been declared as the winners in the 27th Annual SPIRIT OF YOUTH Festival of Music and Dance held at Kasturi Srinivasan Hall, Music Academy from 2nd August 2015 to 11th August 2015.

Sl.No. Category Name of Artistes Endowed by Donor
1. Best Vocal Artist (Male) S. Adithyanarayanan The Gutty Vasu Memorial Prize Endowed by Srinivasa Prasad International Foundation for the Performing Arts
2. Best Vocal Artist (Female) Kruthi Bhat
3. Best Instrumental - Solo Sujith S. Naik – Flute
4. Best Instrumental Accompanist- Violin Tejas Mallela
5. Best Instrumental Accompanist - Mridangam Kiran R. Pai
6. Best Dancer Meera Sreenarayanan

Sudharma Vaithiyanathan
7. 2nd Best Dancer R. Gayathri
8. Dance Guru Award (for Guru of Best Dancer in Spirit of Youth) Ms. Nirmala Nagaraj

Sri. A. Lakshmanaswamy
Late P. Obul Reddy
On Monday, the 31st August 2015 at 6.30 p.m. At the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall

A Concert by Sreyas Narayanun (Vocal), Thirumarugal Sri. S. Dinesh Kumar (Violin) and . R. Akshay Ram (Mridangam). Programme under the endowment of M/s Sri Pichumony Iyer & Smt. Kunthalam Trust in memory of Mrs.Kunthalam Pichumony Iyer. All are welcome

89th Annual Conference and Concerts

Programme Schedule - 15th December 2015 to 1st January 2016

Dance Festival 2016

Programme Schedule - 3rd to 9th January 2016

On Friday, the 28th August at 6.30 p.m. at the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall

"Presentation of Archival Concerts to the Public" - "Vintage Concerts" of Veena Dhanamal and Karaikudi Sambasivam Iyer – with introduction by Sri. P. Vasanth Kumar - Programme under the endowment in the memory of “Smt. Rajammal Vijayaraghavan” instituted by M/s Gayathri & Rajan Srikanth – All are welcome


The Music Academy has a library consisting of rare books and journals. We are looking for a retired Librarian with knowledge of computer skills, preferably not above the age of 65, who has passion for books and willing to organize, catalogue and arrange books and take care of the treasure that we have.

Please apply on or before August 15, 2015 by email to : with a copy to

Or send your applications to
The Music Academy, 168 TTK Road, Chennai 600 014

The Music Academy Awards 2015

At its meeting held today, 21st June 2015, the Executive Committee of the Music Academy has unanimously chosen the outstanding and widely acclaimed Carnatic musician Shri Sanjay Subrahmanyan for the prestigious "Sangita Kalanidhi" Award and for presiding over the 89th Annual Conference of the Music Academy to be held from 15th December 2015 to 1st January 2016.  Shri Sanjay Subrahmanyan is a vocalist par excellence and the torch bearer of his generation of Carnatic musicians. At the young age of forty-seven, he joins the illustrious line of stalwarts who had received this coveted award before they turned fifty, like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subramania Iyer, Maharajapuram Viswanathan Iyer, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, G.N.Balasubramaniam, M.L.Vasanthakumari, M.Balamuralikrishna and a few others. He will be conferred the "Sangita Kalanidhi" title at the Sadas on 1st January 2016.