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VAADYA MANJARI FINAL

Inviting all musicians to play classical Indian or devotional music on instrument of their choice.

Hindustani Classical Percussion | Hindustani Classical Melody | Carnatic Classical Percussion | Carnatic Classical Melody | Devotional

Age Groups: 10 and under | 11- 13 | 14 – 17 | 18 and above
Registration Fee: $25/category  
Last day of registration: August 28, 2021
Submit your video by: August 28, 2021

Early Bird: $20/category, Register By: August 14, 2021

 

Sample list of instruments

Hindustani Classical

   Melody: Sitar, Sarod, Rudra Veena, Sarangi, Santoor, Violin, Bansuri, Harmonium, Keyboard, Guitar, Saxophone
   Percussion: Tabla, Pakhawaj

Carnatic Classical

   Melody: Chitra Veena, Saraswati Veena, Violin, Venu, Mandolin, Guitar, Saxophone
   Percussion: Mridangam, Ghatam, Kanjira

Devotional: Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Flute, Violin, Viola, Saxophone, Clarinet

 

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Vaadya Manjari

Instrumental Music Competition (Online)

Inviting all musicians to play classical Indian or devotional music on an instrument of their choice.

Hindustani Classical Percussion| Hindustani Classical Melody | Carnatic Classical Percussion| Carnatic Classical Melody | Devotional

Age Groups: 10 and under | 11- 13 | 14 – 17 | 18 and above
Registration Fee: $25/category
Last day for registration: August 28, 2021
Submit your video by: August 28, 2021

Early Bird Special: $20/ category – Register by: August 14, 2021

Rules and Guidelines

1. Deadline for completing registration is August 28, 2021.

2. Deadline for submission of video is August 28, 2021.

3. A panel of judges will individually score a performance based on the rubrics. The judges may also consider additional criteria in their decision-making.

4. Participants must first complete registration at https://rgddallas.org/product/vaadya-manjari. They will create a video recording of their performance in a noise-free environment. This video will be uploaded to YouTube and a link to the YouTube video should be sent to shiksha@rgddallas.org along with the proof of registration.

5. Participants should not announce their name or any personal information in the video.

6. The competition is an individual event. Participants will perform solo.

7. No edits should be performed to the original video shot. If any edits are identified in the video, the participant will be disqualified.

8. Use of microphone and amplifier is allowed. 

9. No electronic sound effects allowed.

10. The videos will be sent to the judges for judgement.

11. Winners will be declared on September 12, 2021.  Performance videos of winners will be posted on Shiksha Facebook Page.

12. Judges’ decisions will be absolutely final.

13. Judges will not reveal the scores they have recorded on the scoring sheet provided.

Hindustani classical percussion

1. Tanpura (electronic or string) accompaniment is compulsory.
2. Nagma/Lehra accompaniment is compulsory for Intermediate and Advanced level participants.
3. Participants should specify the Taal and RoopResha (Kaida, Raila, Peshkar, Gat, Tukda) at the beginning of the video recording.
4. Time limit for each age group is Under 10 yrs – 5 mins, 11-13 – 6 mins, 14-17 – 8 mins, 18 and above (Competitive) is 10 mins, and 18 and above (Non-Competitive) is 8 mins. Participants going over the time limit will incur a 2-5 point penalty, depending on how concise the performance is.

Hindustani classical melody

1. Tanpura (electronic or string) and tabla (electronic or live) accompaniment are compulsory.
2. Participants performing a classical piece should specify the raag and the taal of the bandish at the beginning of the video recording. They should also specify the aaroh and avroh of the raag they are presenting.
3. Participants performing in Devotional category should specify the bhajan at the beginning of the video recording. Bonus points to those who sing 1-2 lines of the bhajan in tune with the instrument.
4. Time limit for each age group is Under 10 yrs – 5 mins, 11-13 – 6 mins, 14-17 – 8 mins, 18 and above (Competitive) is 10 mins, and 18 and above (Non-Competitive) is 8 mins. Participants going over the time limit will incur a 2-5 point penalty, depending on how concise the performance is.

Carnatic classical percussion

1. Participants must say what talam they are playing at the beginning of the video.
2. Participants can play any Talam.
3. Participants need to set the pace by showing the tala by hand before beginning to play.
4. Shruti or Tambura accompaniment is encouraged. If using accompaniment, it should be tuned.
5. If the participant can do konnakol or say the Korvai with putting the tala before playing it, there will be extra points awarded.
6. Time limit for each age group is Under 10 yrs – 5 mins, 11-13 – 6 mins, 14-17 – 6 mins, 18 and above is 8 mins. The participants will not be penalized for going over the time limit, however, the performance will be judged for the duration specified in the time limit for the age group.

Carnatic classical melody

1. Announce the details of the composition like the Raaga, Composer and taala
2. Use of electronic shruti/tambura accompaniment is encouraged.  If using this accompaniment, please have the instrument perfectly tuned.
3. No taala apps allowed.
4. For age-group 10 and under: Geetams, Nottuswaram (in two speeds); 11-13 yrs: Kriti or Varnam; 14-17: Kriti and 18 yrs and above: Kriti with Manodharmam (alaapanai and Kalpana swarams)
5. Time limit for each age group is Under 10 yrs – 5 mins, 11-13 – 6 mins, 14-17 – 6 mins, 18 and above is 8 mins. The participants will not be penalized for going over the time limit, however, the performance will be judged for the duration specified in the time limit for the age group.

Devotional

1. Participants are required to perform a Devotional piece (bhajan) only.
2. Participants should specify the bhajan at the beginning of the video recording. Bonus points to those who sing the bhajan in tune with the instrument.
3. Time limit is 5 mins. Going over the time limit will incur a 2-5 point penalty.

4. Strictly no karaoke.

Rubric

The participants will be judged on the following criteria:

1. Tonal quality

2. Matter presented in the performance

3. Manner of presentation

4. Laya & Taal

5. Overall Presentation