iCarnatic is a not-for-profit organization formed for promoting Indian classical
music, dance and arts through events, concerts, educational support, etc.
iCarnatic has been approved as a Section 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to
iCarnatic are tax deductible under US Federal Income Tax.
Carnatic Youth Festival - a joint initiative of Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple and iCarnatic
Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple and iCarnatic are happy to
present Carnatic Youth Festival during the Labor Day weekend on August 31 and
September 1, 2014 in Chicago.
Our goal is to provide a platform for advanced students of Carnatic Music, and in doing so, provide a source of inspiration for younger students, so they too aspire to perform at an advanced level in such a program.
Category of Performances:
Criteria for performance for Senior and Junior Performers:
1) Must be able to perform a full concert with Manodharmam
2) Must be recommended by the teacher.
3) Must have performed prior solo concerts
Criteria for Group Performance
1) Teachers or small groups can apply for a group performance
2) Must be able to perform a 30 minute concert with Manodharmam
3) Must be Advanced level students of the teacher
Please note that the organizers reserve the right to have the sample concert reviewed by professional musicians as needed.
Applicants must be 25 years of age or under.
If you are interested in performing at the festival
(as main performer or an accompanist), please send an email before July
20, 2014 to
1) your music profile
2) teacher recommendation
3) links to a full concert on youtube or shared on dropbox / google drive.
iCarnatic broadcasts over 400 concerts
Thanks to the support of like minded organizations like Cleveland Aradhana, Charsur Arts Foundation,
GLAC, NCYCAC, Issai Mazhalai etc,
iCarnatic has broadcast over 400 concerts to audience across the world,
conducted 3 annual Margazhi in USA festivals and coordinated
Carnatic Music Idol USA 2011, 2012 and 2013 Competitions in Chicago.
Our sincere thanks to our patrons and viewers who have supported us.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) Organization. Please consider making a
tax deductible donation to
support our cause to preserve and promote Carnatic Music.