Monday, 9 June 2014

GOLDEN OPPURTUNITY FOR ALL YOUNG MUSIC ARTISTS - GET CASH PRIZES AND PRESTIGIOUS AIR GRADATION

ALL INDIA_RADIO MUSIC COMPETITION 2014

As done every year, this year also All India Radio is organizing a Music Competition for
discovering and encouraging new talent among young artistes. The Competition will be held in two stages:

i.          Preliminary Competition will be held at every regional Station of AIR; and

ii.         Final Competition will be held at Delhi & Chennai for Hindustani &
           Karnatie Music respectively.

An entry fee of Rs. 300/- is to be paid for participating in this Competition by the candidate, which is to be sent to the Station Director of the respective station by Money Order.

The Competition will be open to those:-

(i)         Who are between 16 to 24 years of age as on 30th June, 2014.

(ii)        Who are not performing music artistes of AIR,
(not duly approved and graded by
LAC/MAB or who have not been graded in any LAC/MAB auditions held at any AIR Stations) till the date of the Competition.

The Competition will cover the following categories:-

(i)         Vocal Music (Classical, light Music & Folk Music-Hindustani & Karnatic Music) (light  
           Classical - only for Hindustani)

(ii)        Instrumental Music (Classical only)

(iii)       Vrindgaan (Chorus)

(iv)       Music Composer                                                                                                      

The Preliminary Competition will be held from 4th August, 2014 to 29th August, 2014.

Winners in the Preliminary Competition will he recorded for the Final Competition. Suitable prize will be awarded to the Winners in the Final Music Competition.

Intending competitors should apply for application forms to the Station Director/Asstt. Station Director of the nearest regional AIR Station in their area.

The last date for the receipt of entries in the prescribed form is 13th June, 2014.
                                                                                                                                      
                                                                              

AIR MUSIC COMPETITlON RULES

1.         The Music Competition is open to all those who:

a)         are between the age of 16 (sixteen) and 24 (twenty four) years (i.e not less than 16
years and not more 24 years as on 30.06.2014).

b)         are not performing music artiste of AIR, duly approved by LAC or MAB or have not so far been declared approved in any LAC/MAB auditions held at any station of AIR till date of the competition in the category appeared.

c)         Yuva Vani & LRS artistes, members of Choral Groups and participants in other non-music programmes of AIR who fulfill the age limit also are eligible.

2.         Documentary proof of date of birth should be submitted along with the application form. In case of candidate who is a student of a recognized institution, a certificate from the Head of the Institution should be submitted, otherwise an affidavit given before a Magistrate should he furnished. Stations would charge a fee of Rs. 300/- as an entry fee from each candidate who apply for AlR Music
Competition. The candidate would be required to send the fee by Money Order only to the Station Director of the respective station. The candidate should mention the receipt number along with date in the application forms. As such, stations should add this line in the application forms, i.e. ‘receipt No. and date of Money Order along with a photocopy of Money Order receipt’. Station Director should ensure that only revised forms are issued to the candidates.

3.         An entry fee of Rs. 300/- will be charged for each category.

4.         Application for entry to the competition must be made on the prescribed form which can be obtained from the Station Director of the nearest Radio Station. The winners of First Prize/Special Prize will receive a cash award of Rs.5000/- (Rupees five thousand only) and the winners of Second Prize will receive a Cash award of Rs.3000/- (Rupees three thousand only) besides a Memento & Certificate to that effect.
            1st Prize Rs.5000/-  2nd Prize Rs.3000/-  Special Rs.5000/-

5.         The categories of music under which the candidates can compete and the prizes for different categories are detailed below:-
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HINDUSTANI MUSIC

VOCAL CLASSICAL KHAYAL

For Boys                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize
For Girls                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize
Dhrupad & Dhammar                                      :           Special Prize only

VOCAL LIGHT CLASSICAL                     :           Thumri/Dadra/Tappa

For Boys                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize
For Girls                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize
Rag Pradhan                                                    :           Special Prize
Natya Sangeet (Marathi Stage Songs)               :           Special Prize
                                                                      
VOCAL LIGHT MUSIC                                  :           Bhajan/ Shyama Sangeet/ Abhang

For Boys                                                         :           1st and 2nd Prize
For Girls                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize
Vocal Rabindra Sangeet                                               :           Special Prize
Geet & Nazrulgeeti                                          :           For boys- 1st & 2nd Prize
                                                 For girls- 1st & 2nd Prize

GHAZAL SINGING                           

For Boys                                                         :           1st and 2nd Prize
For Girls                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize

FOLK SONGS                                               :           1st and 2nd Prize

VRINDGAAN                                                 :           1st and 2nd Prize

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Bowed instruments (except Sarangi / Dilruba) :           1st and 2nd Prize
Plucked instruments (except Veena)                :           1st and 2nd Prize
Vichitra Veena/ Rudraveena                                 :      Special Prize
           
Percussion Istruments (except Pakhawaj)        :           1st and 2nd Prize
Pakhawaj                                                               :            Special Prize
Wind Instruments (except Shahnai & Sundari)            :           1st and 2nd Prize
Shahnai & Sundari                                           :           1st Prize & 2nd Prize
Sarangi / Dilruba                                              :           1st Prize & 2nd Prize
Jaltarang                                                          :           Special Prize
Clarionet/ Saxophone                                      :           Special Prize 
Harmonium                                                     :           Special Prize 

                                                    KARNATIC MUSIC

VOCAL CLASSICAL

For Boys                                                         :           1st and 2nd Prize
For Girls                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize

VOCAL LIGHT

For Boys                                                         :           1st and 2nd Prize
For Girls                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize

DEVOTIONAL MUSIC

For Boys                                                         :           1st and 2nd Prize
For Girls                                                          :           1st and 2nd Prize


( Note: There is no Light Classical Music category in Karnatic Music)
                                                                                                                                



FOLK SONGS                                               :           1st and 2nd Prize

VRINDGAAN                                               :           1st and 2nd Prize


INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

String instruments (Bowed)                            :           1st and 2nd Prize
String instruments (Plucked)                          :           1st and 2nd Prize
Percussion Instruments (Mridangam)             :           1st and 2nd Prize
Percussion Instruments  (Tavil/ Dolu)             :           1st & 2nd Prize
Percussion Instruments                                   :          
(Other than Mridangam & Tavil i.e.
Ghatam, Khanjira, Morsing etc.)                    :           1st and 2nd Prize
Wind Instruments
Nagaswaram                                                  :           1st and 2nd Prize
Flute                                                                :           1st & 2nd Prize

Clarionet/ Saxophone                                      :           Special Prize


6.         No Prize will be awarded, if the performance of the candidate is not upto the required standard.
7.         The competition will be held in two stages viz. the Preliminary and Final stage. In the Preliminary, if the number of competitors in any category is less than three at a particular station, the applicants will be recorded and forwarded to the Station Director of the zonal station concerned, who in the zone should hold the competition in that particular category of music. The recordings should consequently be forwarded to the station selected for the purpose and the candidates informed accordingly.
8.         The candidates shall have to appear for the competition on the intimated date and time. They will not be entitled to any TA/DA etc. for the Preliminary and final Competition.
9.         For the Preliminary as well as Final Competitions, the Stations will provide the candidates Tanpura and Percussion accompaniments (Tabla, Mridangam, Pakhawaj) but the competitors for instrumental music will have to bring their own instrument.
10.       A competitor who is merely adjudged superior to other competitors in preliminary Competition but does not come upto the required standard shall not qualify for the Final Competition.
11.       In the case of recitals on Shahnai, Sundari and Nagaswaram, three to five members will be allowed to form a party for the Preliminalry as well as the final Competition. The party as a whole will qualify for a prize in the final competition.
Change of party member will not be allowed.
12.       The maximum duration allowed to the candidates under various categories will be as follows for the Preliminary and Final Competitions:-
HINDUSTANI MUSIC
S.NO.    Item                                Duration for Preliminary                Duration for Final          

1.           Classical Vocal/                             15’                                               15’+15’
              Instrumental                    (One item of 15’ duration                  (Item performed in
              (except percussion           candidate’s choice)                            Preliminary and other
              & Harmonium)                For alap and Dhurpad                        item of 15’ minutes
                                                      Dhamar or for a vilambit                    duration of
                                                      & Drut Khayal in any                         Candidate’s choice).
                                                      one raga.
2.           Percussion                                    10’                                                10’+10’
              Instrumental                    (One item of 10’ duration                  (Item performed in
                                                      of candidate’s choice)                        Preliminary and
                                                                                                                  item of 10’ minutes
                                                                                                                  duration of
                                                                                                                  Candidate’s choice).
3.           Harmonium                                  10’                                           10’+10’
                                                      (Solo performance of                        (Item performed in
                                                      khayal vilambit & Dhrut)                   Preliminary and
                                                                                                                other item of 10’ as
                                                                                                                accompaniment in vilambit           
                                                                                                                & Dhrut                      
4.           Light Vocal/                                 10’                                                10’+10’
              Rabinder Sangeet/           (Two item of 5 duration                     (Item performed in
              Folk Music                      of candidate’s choice)                        Preliminary and two more
                                                                                                                 item of 5’ minutes
                                                                                                                 duration of each
                                                                                                                  Candidate’s choice).
5.           Light Classical/Vocal                 15’                                                15’+15’
              (a) Thumri/                      (One Thumri of 10’ duration           (Item performed in
              Dadra/Tappa/                  and one Dadra/Tappa/Chaitee         Preliminary and two more
              Chaitee                            of 5’ duration).                                item i.e. one Thumri of 10’&
                                                                                                               Dadra/Tappa/Chaitee                                                           of 5’ duration).                                                              
              (b) Natya Geet                            15’                                                15’+15’
                                                      (Two items of 7 ½’ duration each). (Item performed in
                                                                                                               Preliminary and two
                                                                                                               more items.
                        (c)  Rag Pradhan                                   -do-                            -do-
                                                                    
6.           Music Composer                      10’                                                  10’+10’
                                                      (Two item of 5 duration                (Item performed in
                                                      of candidate’s choice)                   Preliminary and two more
                                                                                                                  item of 5’ minutes
                                                                                                              duration)                                         
7.           VRINDGAAN               Two Items of 7 ½ ’ duration              25’
                                                                                                            (Three items)                          

                                                                                 


II.          KARNATIC MUSIC.


S.NO.    Item                                   Duration for Preliminary              Duration for Final          


1.           Classical Vocal/                               20’                                                30’
              Instrumental                      (For singing a Varnam &                 (Keertana in 
              other than                          a Kriti. Raga alapana Nerwal           Sudhamadhyama
              percussion                          and Kalpna Swara while                  Raga for
                                                         Rendering the Krithi.                       10’/15’ Keertana in
                                                                                                                  Pratimadhayama
                                                                                                                  Raga 10’/15’ Mts.:
                                                                                                                  Jawali or Tillana
                                                                                                                  5 Mts.)

Note:   If the candidate has renedered a composition in Sudhamadhyama raga in the Preliminary competition, he/she will render the same in the final competition also along with another Krithi in Pratimadhyama Raga for a duration of 10 minutes and vice versa.                 


2.           Percussion                                       10’                                                 20’
              Instrument                         (For presenting one tala                   (Item rendered in
                                                         of candidate’s choice)                     Preliminary and
                                                                                                                  another tala of 10’
                                                                                                                  duration of
                                                                                                                  Candidate’s choice).
                                                        

Note:   Percussion Instrumental:- this category has been sub divided into three- Mridangam, Thavil and all percussion other than Mridangam and Thavil i.e., Kanjira, Morsing, and Ghatam. In these Categories there will be separate 1st and 2nd Prize.



3.           Light Music/                                   10’                                                 20’
              Folk Music                         (Two songs of candidate’s              (Item rendered in
              (other than                         choice to be rendered of                  Preliminary and two
              Devotional)                        5’ duration each).                             more items of 5’ Mts.
                                                                                                                  Duration each of                                                                Candidate’s choice.)
                                                                                                                                 


4.           Devotional Music                           10’                                                 20’
                                                         (Two songs of candidate’s              (Item render in
                                                         choice to be rendered of                  Preliminary and two
                                                         5’ duration each).                             more items of 5’ Mts.
                                                                                                                  Duration each of                                                                Candidate’s choice).

Note:   Items in this category include Devaranamas. Vachanas Ashtpadi. Tarangam Annamacharya Sangeertanam. Bhadrachala Ramdas Kirtans, Adhyatma Ramayana Kritis, Tulasi Vanam composition. Tiruppukazh. Tevaram, Tiruvasakam and Utsava Sampradaya Kritis of Thayaraja.


5.           Music Composer                 10’                                                         10’+10’
                                                      (Two item of 5 duration                (Item performed in
                                                      of candidate’s choice)                   Preliminary and two more
                                                                                                                  item of 5’ minutes
                                                                                                              duration )
                                                                                                            
6.           VRINDGAAN               Two items of 7 ½ duration                 25’
                                                                                                            (Three items)
                                    

                                                                                                                                   



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