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Fall Carnatic Vocal Camp – Intermediate Level



Instructor: Devi Krishnamoorthy. Office hours 12-1:00 PM MWF or by appointment. Preferred by Email: Voice Mail:5035227327


Carnatic Vocal offers a robust form of Voice culture in a step by step basis. It is very important that your foundations are strong in order to excel in the Advanced levels. We are offering a 10 week program for anyone who would like to work on their voice and get ahead with learning. Our program helps you learn 5 Varnams in 10 weeks so you can be ready for the next level in just 3 months. If you are already in a Music class and yet feel like you are not making much progress this class could help you accomplish that.

It is important that you have taken Carnatic vocal lessons before until Geethams. We understand if there has been a break, or you want to restart your lessons and would like to start learning Varnams. We trust your judgement. The purpose of this class is to teach you with a set syllabus so you can make progress in just three months so you don't feel stagnated in one level. Our intermediate level classes are helpful in making a substantial progress in syllabus

Audition process

All students enrolling for our program will have their Audition scheduled as part of Admission where they will have 5 minutes to sing one Geetham they prefer. We will just make sure you have have a good foundation of Shruti, Rhythm and foundation in singing exercises fluently in different Ragams and you are singing in the scope of Raaga.

Class strength and session time:

Each class consists of 7-8 students and a 1-hour long Zoom session where all students will have an opportunity to learn individually from the instructor. There will be 10 weeks during the Fall Music camp starting September 15- November 15.

We will be covering one Varnam in two weeks. Swaram in one class and Sahithyam in the next class. Homework templates will be given and we recommend to follow the practice suggested to get the most out of the class.

In Class Activities

Week 1: Introduction:

This class will be dedicated for introductions. All students will give a brief introduce of themselves and explain their experience in Music. We will go over the basic warm up practice for Carnatic Vocal. As part of introduction, they should be ready to sing a Geetham. This class will give the students a good understanding of the basic structure of each class and what is expected out of them. Practice templates will be given, and practice log sheet will be given to each student.

Every new Varnam class will Start with a good introduction to Ragam, Swarasthanams, Raaga lakshanam, Talam, Talangas and Lyrics and meaning. It is followed by Swaram and Sahithyam of the Varnam. Last 20 minutes of the class will be dedicated towards repetition and answering any questions.


Varnams Covered:


  1. Ninnukori: Mohana Ragam: Adi Talam

  2. Jalajakshi: Hamsadhwani: Adi Talam

  3. Sami Ninne: Shankarabharanam: Adi Talam

  4. Taruni: Kambhoji Ragam: Adi Talam

  5.  Vanajakshiro:Kalyani Ragam: Adi talam 


Notations will be provided in both printed and PDF versions.



Attendance Policy:

DK film music school has had years of experience teaching, and we’ve come to find that missing classes is a no-no. We plan to push you to great lengths for you to achieve your goals in this course. We also understand that you may have some extenuating circumstances that causes you to miss school. Hence, we will allow up to 3 missed classes in the entire course – but not in the same week. We already are short on time and if you were to miss classes in the same week, you might miss the opportunity to learn a major skillset. In order to maintain the pace of the class, we will not offer any make up classes.


Fee structure will be discussed at the time of Audition

Please Contact office for Registration details

Phone: 503-522-7327

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