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Please note: Deadline for registration is Friday Nov.16!

Following our hugely successful tradition of celebrating composers' days, Shruti Laya cordially invites you to participate in our Eleventh annual Composers day. This will be held on Saturday Dec.1 2018 at the QHST auditorium. Please send your student groups to participate, and make this a successful program as always!

This year's composers day will celebrate the compositions of Shyama Sastry, as well as Devi compositions by other composers. These can range from Trinity compositions (Sree Saraswathy, Nanuganna Talli etc.,) to Twentieth century compositions (P.Sivan, HKM etc.,), in any language or form. The wide range of compositions available means that there will be something suitable for beginners and for experts!

As usual, this will be a full day program and all students and artists are invited to perform in groups (music or dance) at this event. There will be a participation fee of $5 per artist. There will also be an opportunity for two or three solo mini concerts or dance performances of about 20 minutes each.

In order to have a successful composer's day event and ensure the widest range of participation, we shall have the following rules

  1. Only compositions on the Goddess in any of her forms (Parvati, Lakshmi, Saraswathi), preferably Shyama Sastry but can be any composer.
  2. Group participation strongly preferred (Exceptions will be allowed for students learning remotely)
  3. We strongly encourage applications by teachers for their students. However, if there is a group of students learning remotely from the same or different teachers who want to join together to perform in this event, they can also reach out to us directly
  4. Each teacher's group will be allowed 15 minutes. Larger groups (6 or more members) can extend up to 20 minutes.
  5. Accompanists: Participants are free to arrange their own accompanists (violin/mrudangam). There are also likely to be music students who want to accompany, so please let us know if you want us to arrange accompaniments.

As usual, we would like to avoid repetition. Please scroll through the list below, to make sure your choice of Krithis is not already taken.

We now have semi-automatic registration for the event. Please fill out the form below for the items that you wish to perform (separate form for each Krithi) and click Submit. After we review the submissions (usually in a couple of days), they will be added to the list. We will reach out to you if the song you selected has already been allocated to someone else (if they requested the same song ahead of you).

Table of songs selected to date

Song Composer Ragam Talam Type
Adi laxmimSamavedam Shanmukha SarmaRevathiKhanda ChapuVocal
Annapoorne visalakshiMuthuswami DikshitarShyaamaAdiBharatanatyam
Devi JagadjananiSwati TirunalSankarabharanamAdiVocal
Devi neeye thunaiPapanasam SivanKeeravaniAadhiVocal
Durga Lakshmi SaraswathiPapanasam SivanArabhiAdiVocal
DurgaDwarki KrishnaswamyAmritavarshiniAdiBharatanatyam
GanamalinchiM. Balamurali KrishnaKalyanavasanthamAdiVocal
Himadri SutheShyama ShastriKalyaniRupaka Veena
Jagat JananiGhanam Krishna Aiyyar Ratipatipriya AdiBharatanatyam
Jaya Jaya DurgeNaryana TeerthaDurgaAdi TalamVocal
Kamakshi Amba , swarajathiShyama ShastriBhairaviMisra chapuVeena
Kamakshi kamakotiMuthuswami DikshitarSumadhyuthiRupaka Vocal
Kamalamba naaKarur Dakshina MurthyKanadaAdi TalamVocal
Kanakashaila vihariniShyama SastryPunnagavaraliAdiVocal
Mari vere gathi evvarammaShyama SastryAnanda BhairaviMisra ChapuVocal
Mayaa Atheetha Swaroopini Ponniah PillaiMaayamaalava gowlaRupaka Vocal
NeerajakshiMuthuswami DikshitarHindolamTisra EkaVocal
Om Shakti Om ShaktiSubramanya BharatiBrindavaniChatusra Ekam, Tisra nadaiVocal
Paamarajana PaaliniMuthuswami DikshitarSimhendra MadhyamamRupaka Vocal
Pahimam Shree RajaMahaa Vaidyanaatha AiyyarJanaranjaniAdiVocal
Pahimam sri RajarajeswariShyama ShastriNattaiRupakamVocal
Palinchu KamakshiShyama SastryMadhyamavatiAdiBharatanatyam
Raja RajeswariMadurai R. MuralidaranKarnataka DevagandhariMisra ChapuBharatanatyam
Ranjani malaTanjavur Shankara AiyerRagamalikaAdiBharatanatyam
Saama Gaana LoleG.N.BalasubramanianHindolamRupaka Vocal
Sada saranga nayaneH. Yoga NarasimhamRanjaniAdiVocal
Saraswati VidhiyuvatiMuthuswami DikshitarHindolamRupaka Vocal
Sari Evaramma Shyama SastryBhairaviAdiVocal
Sharanam Jagat JananiUnknownAmrithavarshiniAdiVocal
Shouri vidhi nute lalitheMuthuswami DikshitarSankarabharanamEkaVocal
Sree SaraswathiMuthuswami DikshitarArabhiRupaka Vocal
Sree SaraswathiMuthuswami DikshitarArabhiRupakamKuchipudi
Sri ChamundeshwariMysore VasudevacharSuratiAdiBharatanatyam
Sri Varalakshmi namasthubhyamMuthuswami DikshitarSriragamRupakamVocal
ThillanaDwaraki KrishnaswamyValachiAdiBharatanatyam
ThillanaMadurai R. MuralidaranHindolamAdiBharatanatyam
Unnadiye gathiG.N.BalasubramanianBahudariAdiVocal
Varaveena MrudupaaniAppiah DikshitarMohanamChatusra RupakamVocal

Registration Form

Welcome to the registrations form for the Shruti Laya Composers Day. Please enter the details below and click on the button. Please fill out a separate form for each Krithi that you (or your group) wishes to render. Please enter all the participant names of a group together. (If you do not yet know all the participants, please make a note in the comments.)

Note that your song will not automatically appear in the list above. This will happen after manual verification, usually within a day or two.

Questions or comments about this form, please send email to sreenadh@shrutilaya.org

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Guru Name
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