Those who have completed the CV309 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 7.5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas as well as been introduced to Ragam, thanam and Pallavi singing.
From the very first level, emphasis will be laid on performances. The selection of compositions are in such a way that there will be a sub –main piece and a main piece which can be featured in a concert . Both these pieces give ample scope for improvisation. In addition to this, the student is asked to do a self study of a light song or tukkada as it is called and also write the notations for the same. This also brings to practice the habit of decoding the swaras and also being able to notate them in the right tala.