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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."

On 16th September 2014 at 6.30 p.m. At the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall

"Swati Tirunal Day"- Vocal Concert by A S Murali, S P Anantapadmanabha  (Violin) & Salem K Srinivasan (Mridangam). Programme under the endowment of Kaudiar Palace Trust & HH. Princess Lakshmi Bai Trust. All are welcome

On 17th September 2014 at 6.30 p.m. At the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall

Concert by Differently- abled Vidushi Gayatri Sankaran (Vocal), Vidvan V L Kumar (Violin) and Vidvan Mannargudi N Subramanian(Mridangam). Programme under the endowment of Sri Pichumony Iyer & Smt. Kunthalam Trust. All are welcome

ADMISSIONS OPEN for Vocal music - 4 years course

on "Vijayadasami day"( 4-10-2014) at The Music Academy T.T.K Road, Madras .

Age limit -7 years to 20 Years.

The Candidates who have the standard of singing Varnam will be eligible for third year.

For details contact: 28112231, 28115162 – Extn. 25 (Mrs. V Sathiyavathi )

Devotional Music Competition

The Music Academy, is organizing Group Singing Devotional Music Competition under an endowment instituted by Rukmini Arts & Music Trust, from 9.00 a.m onwards on Sunday, October 12 2014 at Kasturi Srinivasan Hall of The Music Academy, Madras.

Last date for registration is October 7, 2014

For further details contact The Music Academy: 28112231, 28115162


On Friday the 12th September 2014 at 6.30 p.m. at the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall

"HCL Concert Series"–  V.R. Raghava Krishna (Vocal), Pappu Gyandev (Violin), Karthik Ganesh Ram ( Mridangam) – All are welcome.

26th Annual SPIRIT OF YOUTH Festival of Music and Dance Winners
Sl.No. Category Name of Artistes Endowed by Donor
1. Best Vocal Artist (Male) Nishanth Thiagarajan The Gutty Vasu Memorial Prize Endowed by Srinivasa Prasad International Foundation for the Performing Arts
2. Best Vocal Artist (Female) Anahita Ravindran & Apoorva Ravindran
3. Best Instrumental - Solo Anirudh Bharadwaj – Flute
4. Best InstrumentalAccompanist- Violin Kamalakiran Vinjamuri
5. Best Instrumental Accompanist - Mridangam B.S Prashanth
6. Best Dancer R. Jai Quehaeni
7. 2nd Best Dancer N. Harinie Jeevitha
8. Dance Guru Award (for Guru of Best Dancer in Spirit of Youth) Smt. Chitra Vishweswaran Late P. Obul Reddy
Awards for 2014 Announced

At its meeting held today, 20th July 2014, the Executive Committee of the Music Academy has unanimously chosen eminent and multifaceted Carnatic musician Shri T.V. Gopalakrishnan for the title of "Sangita Kalanidhi" and to preside over the 88th Annual Conference of the Music Academy to be held from 15th December 2014 to 1st January 2015. Shri Gopalakrishnan is not only acclaimed as an outstanding Mridangam exponent but is also procient in Carnatic vocal and Hindustani vocal music. He will be Conferred the "Sangita Kalanidhi" title at the Sadas on 1st January 2015. The Committee also decide to confer the following awards during the 88th Conference and Concerts.

1. Sangita Kala Acharya: 2 Awards
Shri Mangad K. Natesan (Vocalist)
Smt. Alamelu Mani (Vocalist)

2. T.T.K. Awards: 2 Awards
Shri Malladi Suribabu (Vocalist)
Udaiyalur Shri Kalyanaraman (Nama sankirtanam)

3. Musicologist Award:
Dr. Padma Murthy

The Pappa Venkataramiah Award for violin is being given to Smt Lalgudi Rajalakshmi.

The above awards will also be conferred at the Sadas on 1st January 2015.

4. Natya Kala Acharya Award:
Kum. Leela Samson

The Natya Kala Acharya Award for Dance, would go to eminent Bharatanatyam exponent, Choreographer and teacher Kum. Leela Samson. THis award will be Conferred at the Inaugural function of the Dance Festival on 3rd January 2015.