March 9, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU 2018 Call for Articles

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam publishes the Tyagaraja Vijayam, a magazine released during the Annual Memorial Day Festival and distributed to hundreds of attending families each year.  

We welcome your article submissions to be considered for publication by the CTU Editorial Board in the 2018 Tyagaraja Vijayam magazine.  

Submission Deadline: 20 Apr 2018.

How to submit: Please e-mail ctu {dot} pubs {AT} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam.org.

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March 8, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU 2018 Call for Indian Folk Dance Performance

Chicago Tyagraja Utsavam (CTU) invites submissions for an Indian folk dance performance to be held as part of the Procession on Sun, 27 May 2018, the second day of the 42nd Memorial Day Festival at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago.   

Submission Deadline: Sun, 1 Apr 2018

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March 8, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU 2018 Participant Payment Guidelines

Participants in all CTU performances held in the Sama Rathi Auditorium including the ones listed below must pay the attendance rates applicable for the day on which the performance is held.

  • Pancharatna Kritis
  • Chetulara
  • Pragata Samarpanam
  • Homage to Tyagaraja Sessions including
    • Teacher Sessions
    • Individual Performances
    • Group Performances
  • Divya Nama Sankeerthanam
  • Geetharthamu
  • CTU Music Competition
  • Thodaya Mangalam
  • Dikshithar Krithis

All participants will need the appropriate wrist-band for the day of the performance.  Wrist-bands may be obtained at the front-desk on the day of the performance once the appropriate payment has been made.

For further clarification, please click here.

Questions: Please review FAQ before sending e-mail to ctu {dot} info {at} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam {dot} org.

 

March 8, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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Additional Clarifications on Participant Payment Guidelines for CTU 2018

  • Attendance at all performances require the applicable payment for the day of the respective performance or should have purchased a package that includes the day of the respective performance.
  • Participants in all CTU performances must pay the attendance rates applicable for the day on which the performance is held.
  • Families of registrants scheduled to perform Individual Performances should have made the applicable payment for at least one day.
  • Families of contestants selected for the Live Competition on Sunday, 27 May should have made the applicable payment for Sunday, 27 May and also paid the fees for the contestant to perform in the Live Competition.
  • Payments made by the registrant’s family for Saturday, 27 May does not apply towards attendance on any other days of the festival.
  • If a child is performing in the Divya Nama Sankeerthanams (for example), the family that the child belong’s to should have made the applicable payment (single/couple etc.) for Sunday, 27 May. This payment is due irrespective of whether the given family had already paid for Saturday, 26 May.

Questions: Please review FAQ before sending e-mail to ctu {dot} info {at} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam {dot} org.

March 7, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU 2018 Geetharthamu Performance

The Geetharthamu performance by children on the first day of the Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam has steadily grown to be a regular feature at the annual Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam music festival. Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is glad to announce that this group performance will be held at the end of the Homage to Tyagaraja performances on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

CTU 2018 Geetharthamu Registration Deadline:  Sat, 17 Mar 2018

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March 7, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU 2018 FAQ

Please review the Q&A below before sending any questions you have to ctu {dot} info {AT} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam {DOT} org.

1. Is there an option to pay for just attending one event on any of the days?

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam invites everyone to attend all the events on all days of the festival.  If you purchase any one of the All Days Attendance Packages, you can attend all the events on all days of the festival.  Attendance at all concerts, dances, lectures and skits require the applicable payment for the day of the respective performance.  

2. What do I do if I see an incorrect amount in the Total Cost field when making the payment online?

This usually happens when the Additional Contribution field is pre-populated with Auto-Fill settings in your browser.  On many occasions, this field has been populated by the phone number.  Please clear the value in the Additional Contribution field before clicking on Checkout.  This will ensure that the appropriate amount is populated in the Total Cost field.

 

 

 

 

March 7, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU 2018 Teacher Sessions

Teacher Sessions are time periods allotted to teachers based on the number of students who participated from their school in previous years. Due consideration is given to significant changes to the number of students registered in the current year.

All Teacher Sessions will be scheduled on Saturday, the first day of the Utsavam.  

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March 7, 2018
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU 2018 Group Performance Krithis

There are several Kritis that are performed as part of various Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam group performance sessions like the Pancharatna Kritis session, Divya Nama Sankeerthanams performance as well as the Geetharthamu and Chetulara sessions. Please note that these Kritis must not be performed during the Homage to Tyagaraja sessions including Teacher Sessions, Individual Performances, Group Performances and Accompanied Performances.

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