Song of Surrender

Sunday, 2 November 2014

FIVE FOR THE FUTURE


TAG - MUSIC FORUM –SRUTI TALENT HUNT
 An exciting opportunity for emerging Carnatic vocalists below 25 

Sruti has joined hands with TAG Corporation and Karnatic Music Forum, both involved in promoting Carnatic music, to conduct an annual Talent Hunt to spot five top voices in the field of Carnatic music.

The first TALENT HUNT will be held from 12th to 17th January 2015 at TAG Centre, Alwarpet, Chennai.

Applications are invited from young, aspiring vocalists looking for opportunities in the Carnatic music performance space. The applications must be accompanied by the applicant’s biodata and audio CD to the address given below:

Mrs. Usha Baradwaj, Coordinator, D1/9, Anand Apartments, 50, LB Road, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 41 or by mail at musicforum.chennai@gmail.com

Out of the applicants, 18 will be selected to perform for an hour each during the January 2015 event. The top five voices of 2015 to be selected by a panel of experts, will each receive prize money of Rs.5000 and a citation.

Criteria
1.       The artists (boys or girls) must be below the age of 25 as on 1st January 2015.
2.      The CD must contain one classical kriti with raga alapana, niraval and swaras for a maximum duration of 25 minutes, and a light classical song. The total duration of the CD should not exceed 30 minutes.
3.       30th November 2014 will be the last date for receipt of applications.
4.       The applicants should not have performed in the December Music Festival concerts of any of the major sabhas of Chennai.
5.    During the hour-long performance, the selected applicant is expected to present a mini concert that will include raga alapana, niraval and kalpana swaras.
6.     Proper vocalisation will be an all-important criterion in selecting the top five. Open-mouthed, akaram-oriented singing will be a must.

Note: Violin and percussion accompaniment, to be provided by the organizers, will be common for the day’s concerts.

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