29th - 31st January 2016
Nadasangamam, the music wing of Narada Gana Sabha Trust, has been organising residential workshops for musicians and senior students of music since 2011 at Thennangur, situated 117 km from Chennai. This town is famous for its Panduranga temple.
Dr. R. S. Jayalakshmi is the convener for this event and Dr. Sumathi Krishnan the coordinator.
This year, the workshop is scheduled to be held during 29th - 31st January. Thennangur is a unique experience as great gurus come to teach and students gain the rare opportunity to interact with them closely for a few days. The routine is challenging, starting from nada yoga in the early morning, continuing with teaching sessions through the day and culminating in dolotsavam and bhajans at the Panduranga temple in the evening.
This year we are fortunate to have sessions with experts: Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. R. Vedavalli (Varnams of Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer), Sri Srimushnam Raja Rao (Konnakol, and some of his own tuning of Purandara dasa songs), Dr. N. Ramanathan (Manodharma Sangeetam), Sri Neyveli R Santhanagopalan(Concert Techniques) and Smt. Shyamala Venkateswaran (rare songs). Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi will anchor a session on the structure of varnams.
Voice training and voice culture are a very vital part of the training and shaping of a musician. Dr. Shyamala Vinod, will conduct sessions on Nada Yoga on two consecutive days.
Nadasangamam hopes to encourage young musicians and give them opportunities to meet and interact with senior musicians thus enriching their musical experience. Those interested in registering for the event may collect forms at the Narada Gana Sabha Office/ contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ download the application form below.
Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi (Convener)
Dr. Sumathi Krishnan (Coordinator)
29th -31st January, 2016
29th January - 2 p.m. Assembly at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai
5 p.m. Arrival at Thennangur –
6 p.m. Orientation and introduction to the camp
29th January - 7 p.m. Dolotsavam at Temple & Bhajan session
6:30-7:30 a.m. 9- 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 2- 4 p.m. 4: 15 -5:15. 7 p.m.
30th January Srimushnam Raja Rao Sri Neyveli Dr. R. S. Jayalakshmi Tiṇṇai session
Nada Yoga Rare compositions - Konnakol and relevance Structure of Varnams
Shyamala Vinod Shyamala Venkateswaran for vocalists
Purandara Dasa song Concert Techniques
31st January 2- 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m.
Nada Yoga R. Vedavalli Dr. N. Ramanathan Presentation Valedictory session Departure for Chennai
Shyamala Vinod Varnams of Mudicondan A closer look at Manodharma of Varnams Composed
Venkatarama Iyer Sangeetham by students
Narada Gana Sabha Trust (Phone No. 2499 3201)
29th -31st January, 2016
Age as on 1st January 2016:
Name of Guru /Institution:
Details of training in music:
Details of training in any other art form:
Performances if any:
Mother tongue and languages known:
Previous music workshops attended:
Any other relevant information:
Date : Signature:
(Note: Filled in Application forms to be submitted at the Narada Gana Sabha Office between 5th and 18th January, 2016. Contact – 24993201 or email@example.com)