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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."

The Music Academy Mid Year Dance Festival - From 23.06.206 to 25.06.2016
Date Day 6.00 P.M. TO 7.15 P.M 7.30 P.M. TO 8.45 P.M
23.06.2016 Thursday N. Harinie Jeevitha
Pavithra Srinivasan
24.06.2016 Friday Dakshina Vaidyanathan
25.06.2016 Saturday G. Priyadharshini
Mithil Devika

Programme under the endowment by the family of late Shri M .N Subramaniam - All are welcome

Admission for Part time classes 2016

Applications are invited for the following:
Instrumental Classes: Part time (Weekly 2 classes, 6 years course) in Mridangam & Veena.
Violin (5 years Course).
Vocal for Beginners (4 years course) - The Candidates who have the standard of singing Varnams will be eligible for third year.

Mridangam: Director - Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman;
Veena - Vidushi R Ramani;
Violin – Dr. M. Lalitha.

For details contact: 28112231, 28115162
Last Date for receipts of application: 30th June 2016


Music Academy is organizing two workshops :

1. Rhythmic Aspects:
   Tala, Laya, Gati, Nadai & Kalapramanam
   Vidvan Sri. Guruvayur Dorai
   June 11, 2016 – 10a.m. to 12 noon

2. Music Appreciation:
   Vidushi Smt. S. Sowmya
   June 12, 2016 - 9.30a.m. to 12.30p.m.

Registration for both workshops – Rs.100/-
Any one workshop Rs.50/-
Bonafide students for both workshops – Rs.50/-

Addmission on first cum first served basis
Contact Music Academy office – 28112231 / 28115162

Admissions open for I year in the Advanced Diploma in Carnatic Music (Vocal)

Duration: 3 years with 2 semesters every year, Mid July – November end and Mid January – June end

Classes: Monday thru Friday 0800 am – 12:30 pm


Eligibility :

Applicants should have minimum educational qualification of 2 (successfully completed)

Age: 18 to 35 years

Should be able to sing Varnams and Kritis with knowledge of Manodharma Sangita.
Applicants should send their bio-data giving full details of their musical training.
Shortlisted Applicants will be called for an interview by the Academic Council. Selected candidates will be intimated. The decision of the Academic council will be final and binding.

Number of seats available: 10

Last date for receiving applications: Friday, July 1, 2016

Classes Commence: July 25, 2016.


Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. R. Vedavalli – Director,Sangita Kalanidhi Trichur Ramachandran, Prof. Ritha Rajan – Academic Coordinator, Vidhushi. Dr.RS Jayalakshmi – Academic Coordinator, Sangita Kala Acharya Sri PS Narayanaswamy,Sangita Kala Acharya Smt. Suguna Varadhachari, Vidvan Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan,Vidhushi.Smt.S. Sowmya, Vidushi Smt. Shyamala Venkateshwaran, Vidvan Sri. Sriram Parsuram.

For further details please contact:

(Old No. 306), New No. 168, T.T.K. Road, Royapettah Chennai 600 014.
Tel: 2811 2231 / 2811 5162 Email: /

The Annual Spirit of Youth Festival 2016

The Annual Spirit of Youth Festival featuring Music and Dance will be held by the Music Academy Madras from 1st to 10th August 2016 (Age Group – 18 to 25 years). Application forms may be downloaded from the download section.

The applications completed may be sent to the Music Academy. The last date for receipt of completed applications is 30th April 2016.

Contribution to Flood Relief and Rebuilding

The Music Academy has successfully completed 89th Annual Conference and concerts and its 10th dance Festival, reflecting the indomitable spirit of Chennai. The whole Margazhi season was dedicated to the tens of thousands of people of Chennai and neighbouring districts, affected by the unprecedented and devasting floods, during first week of December 2015.