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Annual competitions

Oct 01, 2016

THE MUSIC ACADEMY MADRAS
MUSIC COMPETITIONS 2016
ON 1st and 2nd October 2016

Name of Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
VEENA:
Dhanammal Memorial Prize
Seshanna Memorial Prize
S.Ramkumar
C.Charulatha
Sashank Mallya Not Awarded
VIOLIN:
Kasturi Ranga Iyengar Memorial Prize
Chittoor Bargavavignesh R.Swadisri H.Viswas (Mandolin)
PALLAVI SINGING :Dr.Sankaranarayana Iyer Memorial Prize S.Harshitha P.Akshaya Not Awarded
TAMIL SONGS FOR GENTLEMEN & LADIES :
Kalki Ninaivu Trust and V Natarajan Prize
J.Siddhartha K.P.Karthik K.Giridharan
Trinity Compositions P.Vikram P.Akshaya
Vishruthi Girish
Shreyas Ravi
K.P.Karthik
4th Prize
V.Srividhya
Rohith K.Rangan
COMPETITION IN VARNAMS
Chowdiah Memorial Prize
T.S.Sahana Uttara Swaminathan A.Ananya

 

Name of Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
ANNAMACHARYA KIRTANAS
Bulusu Parameswari prize
E.R.Anirudh T.R.Sailakshmi R.Supriya
Samanvitha G.Sasidaran
COMPETITION IN MRIDANGAM – JUNIOR:
S.A. Venkatarama Iyer Memorial Prize
V.Koushik Ajit Ashok Not Awarded
COMPETITION IN MRIDANGAM – SENIOR:
S.A. Venkatarama Iyer Memorial Prize
S.Shankara Prasad K.Abhinav Not Awarded
PURANDARADASA PADAS & MYSORE VASUDEVACHAR:
K Seethalakshmi Memorial
and V.S.S.K Brahmananda Prize,
Dr. Sinnathambi Prize
K.Giridharan Vishruthi Girish G.Pranathi
MAHARAJA SWATI TIRUNAL & GNB SONGS
R.K. Murthy Memorial Prize &
S.R. Rao Prize
E.R.Anirudh C.Sahana Madhumitha Doraiswamy
ELOCUTION IN MUSICOLOGY :
Dr. Rangaswamy Iyer Prize
Not Awarded Arushi Ramesh Not Awarded

 

Name of Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
NATIONAL INTEGRATION SONGS - INDIVIDUALS:
Dr. M.G. Varadarajan prize
K.Giridharan V.U.M.Ayshwarya Not Awarded
NATIONAL INTEGRATION SONGS -GROUP;
Dr. M.G. Varadarajan prize
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded
MAYURAM T.R.VISWANATHA SASTRI & NEELAKANTA
SIVAN & Dr.E.S.SANKARANARAYANAN SONGS

TRV Memorial Prize, Smt. Saraswathi
Ram Prize & Maragatham Sankaranarayana Trust Prize
Not Conducted    
PADAM / JAVALI:
K Tripurasundari Prize
Not Conducted    
DIVYA PRABANDHAM & RAMALINGA SWAMIGAL ARUTPAS:
Vijayaraghavalu Naidu Memorial Prize &
Dr. M.G.Varadarajan Prize
S.Kirthana Not Awarded Not Awarded
POST-TRINITY COMPOSITIONS:
Soundarya Ladies Association prize
R.Supriya Samanvitha G.Sasidaran E.R.Anirudh

 

Name of Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
TULSI DAS / MIRA BHAJANS / NARAYANATHIRTHA THARANGAM / BHADRACHALA RAMADAS COMPOSITIONS:
Rajalakshmi Jagannarayanan Memorial Prize, U. Ramachandra Rao Memorial Prize, Tadepalli swarajya Lakshmi, Sri Narayana Teertha Educational & Charitable Trust Prize
Anirudhh Shankar S.Kirthana Not Awarded
SANSKRIT COMPOSITIONS:
Dr. V. Raghavan Memorial Prize
Aditya Mohan Not Awarded Not Awarded
THAMBIRAJAN PRIZE - JUNIOR :
Smt. Meenakshi Shankar and Smt. Kanaka Cadambi
Vibha Krishnakumar T.S.Sahana
Sharada Prakash
K.C.Vidyuth
THAMBIRAJAN PRIZE - SENIOR:
Smt. Meenakshi Shankar and Smt. Kanaka Cadambi
Rohith K.Rangan Madhumitha Doraiswamy
Samanvitha G.Sasidaran
K.Giridharan
Anirudh Sankar
PAPANASAM SIVAN SONGS:
Alamelu Viswanathan Prize & Gowri Mahadevan Prize
Madhumitha Doraiswamy Vishruthi Girish
P.Akshaya
K.Ameya
Anandhi Sivakumar

 

Name of Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
TEVARAM & TIRUPPUGAZH:
Smt. Mangalammal Ganesa Iyer Prize,
Parthasarathy Memorial Prize Sri Shanmugasundaram Prize
& Sangita Kalanidhi Chittoor Subramanyam Pillai
T.R.Sailakshmi Not Awarded S.Swarathmika
VOCAL MUSIC FOR LADIES:
G.N.B. Memorial Prize
Vishruthi Girish Samanvitha G.Sasidharan R.Supriya
VOCAL MUSIC FOR GENTLEMEN :
G.N.B. Memorial Prize
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded
SUBRAHMANIA BHARATI SONGS :
Bharath Film Distributors
Aditya Mohan M.Manoj Krishna
Madhumitha Doraiswamy
V.U.M.Ayshwarya
S.Swarathmika

 

The following Music Competitions were conducted at the premises of the Music Academy, Madras, on the dates mentioned below:

1st October 2016 (SATURDAY – 10 a.m - 1 p.m.):

  1. Vocal Music for Gents & Ladies,
  2. Compositions of Tyagaraja, Shyama Shastri and Muttuswamy Dikshitar.
  3. Veena,
  4. Violin,
  5. Pallavi, Singing
  6. Padam and Javali

1st October 2016 - (SATURDAY – 2p.m. - 5p.m.):

  1. Tamil Songs for Gents & Ladies
  2. Maharaja Swati Tirunal Compositions & G.N.B
  3. Tulsi Das /Mira Bhajans /Bhadrachala Ramadas Compositions /Narayanathirtha Tharangam
  4. Purandaradasa Padas & Mysore Vasudevachar
  5. Post Trinity Compositions
  6. Sanskrit Compositions

2nd October 2016 (SUNDAY – 10 a.m. - 1.00p.m.):

  1. Divya Prabandham, Ramalinga Swamigal Arutpas
  2. Papnanasam Sivan Songs
  3. Competition in Varnams
  4. Mridangam
  5. Mayuram Viswanatha Sastri & Neelakanta Sivan & DR. E.S Sankarnarayanan Songs
  6. Thambirajan

2nd October 2016 (SUNDAY – 2.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.):

  1. Annamacharya Kirtanas.
  2. Thevaram, Tirupugazh
  3. Subrahmania Bharati Songs
  4. National Integration Songs
  5. Elocution in Musicology
  1. Graded Artists of All India Radio and Doordarshan are not eligible for participation.
  2. Candidates who have participated in Spirit of Youth / HCL Series of the Music Academy are not eligible.

Details of the competitions are as follows:

1.

VOCAL MUSIC (Separate prizes for ladies and gentleman) (GNB Memorial Prize)
Participants should submit 4 compositions of each of the Trinity and should render alapana, niraval,and kalpanaswaram)

2.

Compositions of Tyagaraja, Shyama Shastri and Muthuswami Dikshitar (Vedagiri Memorial Prize, Swaminathan Prize and Sangita Kalanidhi Chittoor Subramaniam Pillai Prize respectively ) (Uttaram Chamba, Sacchidananda and V.S.S. K Brahmananda Prize) (Bhikshandarkoil Rajagopala Pillai Memorial Prize, Indira Ramadurai Prize and C. Venkatraman Prize)
Participants should submit 4 compositions of each of the Trinity

3. VEENA: (Dhanammal Memorial Prize)
a) Varnam Competition – List of 5 varnams including one Ata Tala varnam to be rendered in two speeds. (Veena Seshanna Memorial Prize)
b) Veena Seshanna composition V.N Rao Memorial prize – Play 4 songs including one Veena Seshanna Composition.
4. VIOLIN: (Kasturi Ranga Iyengar Memorial Prize)
Candidates should play raga, kriti and niraval and kalpana svaras. They should submit a list of 9 songs not more than three of the same composer.
5. PALLAVI SINGING:(Dr. Sankaranarayana Iyer Memorial Prize)
The Candidates should render Ragam, Tanam & Pallavi and submit four different pallavis from ragas mentioned below with different tala structures.

RAGAS: Todi, Bhairavi, Kambhoji, Sankarabharanam, Kharaharapriya, Kiravani, Simhendramadhyamam, Shanmukhapriya, Latangi, Dharmavati, Vachaspati, Kalyani, Saveri, Mohanam, Natakurinji, Madhyamavati.

6. PADAM & JAVALI (K Tripurasundari Prize)
Competitors should submit a list of 3 Padams & 3 Javalis. Out of the three Padams, atleast one should be of Kshetrajna. Among the Javalis, one each of Patnam Subramaniya Iyer and Ramnad Srinivasa Iyengar should be included.
7. TAMIL SONGS FOR GENTLEMEN & LADIES: (Kalki Ninaivu Trust and V. Natarajan Prize)
Competitors should submit a list of 8 songs, (not exceeding 2 songs of each composer) from the following: Tayumanavar, Muthuthandavar, Arunachala Kavirayar, Marimutha Pillai, Gopalakrishna Bharathi, Ghanam Krishna Iyer, Subbarama Iyer, Vedanayagam Pillai, Ponniah Pillai, Uthukkadu Venkatasubbier, Mazhavai Chidambara Bharathi, Ramaswami Sivan, Aanaiyya, Lakshmana Pillai, Nerur Srinivasachariar, Periasami Thooran, Ambujam krishna. The candidate should, apart from rendering the songs well from the musical point of view, be able to enunciate the sahitya correctly.
8. MAHARAJA SWATI TIRUNAL COMPOSITIONS ( R.K. Murthy Memorial Prize) & G.N.B
A list of 3 compositions of each composer should be submitted along with the application.
9. TULSIDAS & MIRA BHAJANS (Rajalakshmi Jagnnarayanan Memorial Prize, U. Ramachandra Rao Memorial Prize) BHADRACHALA RAMADAS COMPOSITIONS & NARAYANA TEERTHA TARANGAM (Tadepalli Swarajya Lakshmi, Shri Narayana Teertha Educational & Charitable Trust Prize)
Candidate should submit a list of two Bhajans each of Tulsi Das & Mira, 2 composititions of Ramadas and 2 Narayana Teertha Tarangam.
10. 10. PURANDARADASA PADAS & MYSORE VASUDEVACHAR
(K. Seethalakshmi Memorial and V.S.S.K Brahmananda Prize, Dr. Sinnathambi Prize)

a) Competitors should submit a list of 3 padas of Purandaradas and 3 songs of Mysore Vasudevachar
b) Compositions of Veena Seshanna – a list of 3songs to be submitted.

(Participants can register for both of the above or any one of a or b)

11.

POST- TRINITY COMPOSITIONS: (Soundarya Ladies Association prize)
Competitors should submit a list of 6 compositions of the composers listed below (not to exceed 2 compositions per composer):

Subbaraya Sastri, Veena Kuppier, Mysore Sadasiva Rao, Patnam Subramaniya Iyer, Ramnad Srinivasa Iyengar, Muthiah Bhagavathar, Koteeswara Iyer.

12. SANSKRIT COMPOSITIONS: (Dr. V. Raghavan Memorial Prize)
Candidates should render Sanskrit compositions of Jayadeva, Sadasiva Brahmendra, Mysore Maharaja. They should submit a list of 6 songs covering 2 each of the above 3 composers. The candidate should, apart from rendering the songs well from the musical point of view, be able to enunciate sahitya correctly from the point of view of Sanskrit.
13. DIVYA PRABANDHAM: (Vijayaraghavalu Naidu Memorial Prize), RAMALINGA SWAMIGAL ARUTPAS (Dr. M.G. Varadarajan)
Candidates should submit a list of 3 Arutpas & 3 songs from Divya Prabandham, atleast one being Tiruppavai and others of Alwars.
14. PAPANASAM SIVAN SONGS: (Alamelu Viswanathan Prize & Gowri Mahadevan Prize)
Competitors should submit a list of 6 compositions of Papanasam Sivan.
15. COMPETITION IN VARNAMS: (Chowdiah Memorial Prize) (Vocal)
Competitors should furnish a list of 8 varnams in different ragas of which atleast 2 should be in Ata tala. They are expected to sing in two speeds.
16. MRIDANGAM: (S.A. Venkatarama Iyer Memorial Prize)
Candidates should be able to a play in 1 & 2 kalai Adi, Rupaka, Khandachapu and Misrachapu Talas. They should be able to play in different Eduppus in the above talas. There will be separate prize for Juniors (11-17 years) and Seniors (18-25 years).
17. a) MAYURAM T.R.VISWANATHA SASTRY (TRV Memorial Prize), NEELAKANTA SIVAN AND DR. E.S. SANKARANARAYANAN SONGS (Maragatham Sankaranayan Trust Prize) (Smt. Saraswathi Ram Prize)
Candidates should submit 6 songs covering 2 each of the above composers.
18. THAMBIRAJAN PRIZE: (Vocal) (Smt. Meenakshi Shankar and Smt. Kanaka Cadambi) Juniors & Seniors
Two individual Prizes for talented school boys and girls. This competition is open to children between the ages of 11 to 13 for Juniors and 14 to 17 for seniors studying in classes up to XII Std. The competitors should give a list of five songs of well known composers in different ragas. The candidates should furnish a certificate from the Headmaster/ Headmistress of the school in the application form. There will be separate prizes for Juniors and Seniors.
19.

ANNAMACHARYA KIRTANAS: (Bulusu Parameswari prize)
Competitors should submit a list of 4 compositions of Annamacharya.

b) Dr. E.S.SANKARANARAYANA IYER SONGS (Maragatham Sankaranarayanan Trust Prize)
Candidates should submit 3 songs of the above composer.

20. TEVARAM & TIRUPPUGAZH: a) Smt. Mangalammal Ganesa Iyer Prize, Parthasarathy Memorial Prize, Shanmugasundaram Prize & Sangita Kalanidhi Chitoor Subramanyam Pillai)
Competitors should give a list of 3 Tevaram & 3 Tiruppugazh
21. SUBRAHMANIA BHARATI SONGS: (Bharath Film Distributors, Madras)
A list of 4 songs of Subramania Bharati should be given.
22. NATIONAL INTEGRATION SONGS: (Dr. M.G. Varadarajan prize)
a. Individuals/ School or College Students.
b. Groups should not exceed 8.

A list of 4 patriotic songs promoting national unity and integration in any of the Indian languages should be given. At least one must be in Tamil or Hindi

23. ELOCUTION IN MUSICOLOGY: (Dr. Rangaswamy Iyer Prize)

Competitors should be able to speak on any one of the following musical forms and their Lakshanas a) Varnam b) Kriti c) Padam d) Javali e) Tillana.

Time given will be five minutes. Bonafide Certificate from the School/ College / Institution / should be furnished along with the application.

GENERAL RULES:
All persons who are Non-Professionals and who are within the age group of 12 and 25 are eligible for all competition except for No. 18, for which, the age limit is 11 to 17.

Competitors shall be present half an hour before the appointed time for the competition.

The Last date for submission of application is 24.09.16.

Graded artists of AIR and DD are not eligible for participation.Candidates who have participated in Spirit of Youth & HCL series of Music Academy are not eligible.

Competitors shall sing only to Tambura Sruti / Electronic Tambura / Sruti Box.

In all matters, the decision of the Judges shall be final. The authority reserves the right to withhold the award of any of the prizes, if the judges so recommend.

No competition shall be held in any item if there are less than three entries.

The winners of the first prize in any particular competition in a previous year will not be eligible to apply for that particular competition.

Forms are available at the office of the Academy, separate application has to be submitted in original for each competition. Application in the prescribed form shall reach the office of “THE MUSIC ACADEMY” 168, T.T.K. Road, Chennai – 600 014.

Competitors shall attend the competition at their own expense.

THE COST OF EACH APPLICATION FORM IS Rs. 20/-

Forms can be collected from the office of the Music Academy from 6th September 2016 to 24th September 2016 or can be downloaded from the website and sent duly filled in. A sum of Rs 20/- per entry may be remitted at the venue on the day of the competition by outstation applicants. The local applicants may, however, remit the entry fee along with the completed applications at the office of the Music Academy in cash.

 

To download the Application form for the Annual Competitions 2016, click here