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

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

Monday thru Friday 0800 am – 12:30 pm



  • Applicants should have minimum educational qualification of +2 (successfully completed).
  • Age should be between 18 to 25 years. 
  • They should be able to sing Varnams, Kritis and have a reasonable level of Manodharma.

Applicants should send a hard copy of their bio – data giving full details of their musical training to the following address in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Admission to ASCM”.

The Academic Coordinator
The Music Academy Madras,
168/306, TTK Road, Chennai 600014

Shortlisted Applicants will be called for an interview  by end June and selected candidates will be intimated by email.

Last date for receiving application 22nd June 2019


Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. R. Vedavalli – Director
Sangita Kalanidhi Trichur Shri V. Ramachandran
Prof. Smt Ritha Rajan – Academic Coordinator
Vidushi. Dr. RS Jayalakshmi – Academic Coordinator
Sangita Kala Acharya Smt. Suguna Varadhachari
Vidvan Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan
Vidushi Smt.S. Sowmya
Vidushi Smt. Shyamala Venkateshwaran,
Vidvan Shri. Sriram Parasuram
Vidushi Smt Sumithra Vasudev
Vidushi Smt Baby Sriram
Vidvan Shri C R Vaidhyanathan – Guest Faculty

Part Time Classes:


Convenor: Shri V Srikanth

Vocal Beginners Class: Smt. Vasantha Sankararaman and Smt.Gayathri Tulasi

Veena – Head of the Department: Vidushi Smt. R. Ramani

Lecturer: Smt. S. Meenakshi and Smt.Padma Murali

Violin – Head of the Department: Dr. M. Lalitha and Ms. M.Nandini

Thanjavur Vaidyanatha Iyer School for Percussion

Director and Head of the Department – Mridangam: Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalpuram Shri. K. Sivaraman

Madurai Shri. B. Sundar
Trivandrum Shri.N.Hariharan

Ammangudi Shri S.Ramanarayanan

Shri.B.V.Ganesh ( Vocal for Mridangam)

The Music Academy, Madras
168, T.T.K. Road, Chennai-600 014

Applications are invited for the following:
Instrumental Classes: Part time  Weekly 2 classes Mridangam & Veena, (6 years course). 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 2019