The Music Academy in association with the Music Forum organised a mega event Yuva Rasika on the 8th August at the TTK Auditorium of the Music Academy. The workshop featured lecture-demonstrations by well known musicians like S Sunder, Padma Subramaniam, Sikkil Gurucharan, Radha Bhaskar and Mannarkoil Balaji.
The workshop was inaugurated by N. Murali, President of the Music Academy, R. Thyagarajan, Chairman of the Shriram Group and Dr. Kamakodi, Managing Director of City Union Bank.
The event took off with a flawless invocation song, rendered by the Sargam Choir conducted by Dr. Sudha Raja, with over 75 students singing in perfect unison. Musicologist and musician, S Sunder, who is also the convener of Music Forum, welcomed the gathering and gave an account of the activities of the Music Forum.
V. V. Srinivasa Rao on the violin and Mannarkoil Sri. Balaji on the mridangam accompanied the speakers whenever necessary. Ramanan ably conducted the day's proceedings and maintained proper timing throughout.
The workshop attracted over 1200 participants, from 28 city schools and music institutions as far flung as Sholingur and Chengalpattu.
The top four institutions which deputed highest maximum number of registrations, Sivaswamy Kalalaya, Velammal Group, Vel’s Vidyashram and the Sargam Choir & Rhapsody Group bagged the annual Rasika Awards for 2015.