PRAYAG Debutante for Carnatic vocalists is for first-time performers who wish to launch their Debut (Arangetram) Solo concert.
This course aims to mentor the performer to present a 60-minute solo concert that builds on their skills and strengths as a musician. The course aims to hone the performers’s knowledge and application of knowledge by practising in a focused manner.
PRAYAG is a confluence of individuals who are on the path of Sangeet Sadhana – practice of music. This is a space to bring out creative expressions through the performing art of Indian classical music in the best possible way. This is a platform that believes in constant evolution and growth. PRAYAG is sacred. PRAYAG nurtures art with positivity and effort to combine knowledge with practice.
Students will present a 60-minute concert to Shankar Mahadevan and Gurus in the field of Carnatic music.
12 weeks, one session of 45 minutes per week.
To choose compositions to present for a 1-hour concert
Select a raga that is comfortable to sing Raga Alapana and Kalpana swaras
Practice an Adi tala Varnam in two speeds
Practice Madhyama Kala and Vilamba Kala krithi of different composers
Practice singing Kalpana swara is first and second speed
Students from the Academy should have completed the Ga level examination and should be CV205 Level or above.
For students outside the academy
1. Student should have learned music for a minimum of 6 years and should be proficient with the aspect of Talam (Rhythm) and should display Shruthi suddham (accuracy in pitch)
2. Students should be able to sing an Adi tala Tana varnam in first and second speed.
3. Students should have learnt and should be able to sing Madhyama Kala Krithis in different talas like Roopaka, Misra Chapu, Khanda Chapu, Vilamba Adi Tala, etc.
4.Student should have learnt compositions of different composers – pre trinity, trinity and post trinity – including Thillanas, Haridasa Devarnamas.
5. Students should be well versed with Manodharma (improvisation) and should be able to present Raga alapana, Neraval and Kalpana swara for compositions in at least 10 Ragas. (Ragas may include sampoorna and Janya Ragas – Eg. Shankarabharanam, Kalyani, Mohana, Sri Ranjani, Kharaharapriya, Lathangi, Shanmukhapriya, Khamboji, Pantuvarali, Poorvi Kalyani, etc.
Students who wish to apply need to go through a prerequisite assessment that needs to be taken online.
The student is able to present a concert for an hour with a detailed list of compositions that include different Ragas and Thalas, giving ample scope for Manodharma and making it an enjoyable experience to the listener.
The student will present a 60-minute concert to Shankar Mahadevan and Gurus in the field of Carnatic music.