CTU 2018 Dikshithar Krithis performance

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is glad to announce the Dikshitar Kritis performance during the 2018 Memorial Day music festival.

At CTU’s request, Smt. Jayashree Venkatesh will conduct the training.

Registration Deadline: 30 November 2017

List of Krithis

  • Sounderarajam,  Raga Brindavana saranga, Roopak Thalam
  • Jambupathe,  Raga Yamuna Kalyani, Roopaka Thalam
  • Akhilandeshwari, Raga Dujavanthi, Adi Thalam

Participation Guidelines

  • Participants must be able to sing or play the following with ease:
    • Sarali Varisai through Alankaram (3 speeds)
    • Geethams and Swara Jathis
    • At least 1 Varnam in 2 speeds
    • At least 1 Kriti
  • Children of ages 9 and above are welcome to register their interest in participating.
  • Adults are also welcome to register.
  • All interested participants are required to submit the information requested below.
  • If you are registering for the CTU Dikshithar Krithis performance for the first time, please send a recording of any kriti per the recording guidelines below. 
  • Group practice sessions for all selected participants will commence in Dec 2017.  
  • Selected participants must attend the group practice sessions on a regular basis and be open to corrections in order for the group of participants to come out with a well-coordinated, synchronized, high-quality performance.
  • Participants must attend the group learning and practice sessions on a regular basis to come out with a well-coordinated, synchronized, high-quality performance.

Recording Guidelines

  • The recording must be in MP3 format
  • The MP3 recording must contain the complete performance of the Kriti.  The demo entry recording must not contain any content other than the performance itself. Please make sure that the recording does not contain any details about the applicant or the performance within the demo entry.
  • Even though there is no specific time limit for the duration of the recording, the size of the MP3 audio files should not exceed 20 Megabytes (MB). When recording these MP3 entries, a sampling rate of 128 KBps at a frequency of 44 KHz is recommended.
  • Please name the MP3 file CTU_2018_Dikshithar_Krithi_Submission.mp3.
  • Please make sure that the location where you upload the recording is accessible.

Registration Deadline

  • Registration for CTU 2018 Dikshithar Krithis performance is now closed.


  • CTU will work with the Dikshathar Krithi teacher to determine the participants who will be trained for this performance based on various criteria including the extent to which they can properly render the composition and their regularity in attendance.
  • CTU Group Performances Coordinator will contact interested participants on next steps.

Practice Sessions

  • Group Practice Sessions for selected participants will begin from Jan 2018 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 11 am to 12:30 pm leading up to the Memorial Day music festival.  


Jan 2018

  • Akhilandeshwari, Raga Dujavanthi, Adi Thalam

Feb 2018

  • Jambupathe,  Raga Yamuna Kalyani, Roopaka Thalam

Mar 2018

  • Jambupathe,  Raga Yamuna Kalyani, Roopaka Thalam
  • Sounderarajam,  Raga Brindavana saranga, Roopak Thalam


Registration for CTU 2018 Dikshithar Krithis performance is now closed.


Registration Fee: $10 per participant for each group performance.  

Participants must pay the registration fee by the end of Jan 2018. The Registration Fee is not refundable.  

In addition to the Registration Fee, there will be a Participation Fee on the day of the performance. Families of all participants must make applicable payments due for the day of the performance during the CTU 2018 Memorial Day festival (details to be announced later).

Updated 3rd Feb 2018: Please complete the information below and click on Checkout to pay the CTU 2018 Dikshithar Krithis Registration fee.

Note: Photographs from CTU practice sessions may be shared across CTU publications and CTU social media channels.

Questions: Please contact ctu {dot} gp {AT} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam {dot} org



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