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:

Vocal and Instrumental Classes

Convenor: Dr Meenakshi (Sumathi) Krishnan


Coordinator & Vocal Beginners Course: Dr Vasantha Sankaraman

Smt. Gayatri Thulasi

Veena: Smt. Padma Murali and Dr Shobhana Swaminathan

Violin: Dr M Lalitha and Mrs M Nandini

Thanjavur Vaidyanatha Iyer School of Percussion

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


Madurai Shri B Sundar
Trivandrum Shri N Hariharan
Poongulam Shri S Ramakrishnan
Shri B V Ganesh (Vocal for Mridangam)

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 Shri K Sivaraman

Veena – Smt. Padma Murali and Dr Shobhana Swaminathan

Violin – Dr M Lalitha and Dr. Nandini

Vocal – Dr Vasantha Sankar Raman and Mrs Gayatri Thulasi

For details contact: 28112231, 28115162
Application will be issued from June 6th , 2022
Last Date for receipts of application: June 30th 2022