Rising Stars 2021

Rules and Guidelines

  1. Gurus can submit up to two nominees for their school by email to risingstarsiapa@gmail.com
  2. Key Dates
    1. Online Submission and Payment (non-refundable) – September, 07th 2021
    2. Selected individuals will be contacted by October 15th 2021
    3. Performance will be online on Sunday December 12th morning. Details to be announced.
  3. Nominees then should email the following to risingstarsiapa@gmail.com
    • List all their gurus and specifically identify their current guru.
    • Say how long they have been learning Hindustani music
    • An video recording of their performance should be uploaded to YouTube and a link (s) must be provided.
    • The recording should demonstrate the nominee’s capabilities including improvisation, rag vistaar & layakari.
    • The total length of the recordings should be no longer than 15 minutes
    • Submit a nominal fee of $40.00 to defray the costs of hosting this event
  4. Individuals may also self-nominate. In that case, they also need to follow #2 above
  5. Individuals who performed last year cannot participate for another two years
  6. A selection panel of three gurus will review the submissions and assign points. The scores from all three gurus will be tallied to announce the three individuals who will perform in December. This year’s judges are Shri Sanjoy Banerjee, Smt Rucha Jambekar and Pandita Tripti Mukherjee.
  7. In order to minimize conflicts of interest, the panel of gurus will change every year.
  8. If there are multiple entries from the same school, preference will be given to nominees from the Gurus. In addition, in order to promote diversity of representation, only the top two scoring students from any one school may be selected as finalists
  9. The criteria for selection include the preparation and capability of the individual in addition to the diversity of schools represented.
  10. Selected three individuals will be expected to perform for 45 minutes each with a live tabla player, elaborating one or two ragas.
  11. As this is an event with an overarching mission, we request the selected individuals and their friends & families who attend to be present for the entire event’s performances.
  12. Selected individuals will be need to make own arrangements for supporting artist(s).