Notice Board

Exam Info 2017

2017 Exam registration is now open. You can now apply online or send us the completed manual application form.

Anouncements!!

We have Moved

Please note we have moved to a new location. If you need any services please call 416-724-2466 or visit our office at: 1120 Tapscott Road, Unit 3, Scarborough, ON M1X 1E8.(Main Intersection is Tapscott Road/McNichol Road)

 
Exam Registration

2017 Exam registration is now open. You can now apply online or send us the completed manual application form. If you are a new student please click here to become a TIKM Student. If you have misplaced your user ID or password you can request by sending us an email.

 
Student ID Card

Starting Year 2007 all students will receive TIKM identity cards. To apply for the identity card please click here and download the application form.

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The Organization

Thamil Isai Kalaamanram (TIKM) is a Registerd Canadian Charitable organization dedicated to promoting classical Carnatic music and Bharathanatyam dance in Canada, headquartered in Toronto.

Founded in 1992, this Toronto-based organization has grown to become the widely-accepted conservatory of South Indian music and dance, servicing over 160 teachers in Canada. The 3 main goals of TIKM are: (1) to provide opportunities for young singers, musicians, and dancers to stage their performances; (2) to provide opportunities for Canadians to listen to professional artists from India and Sri Lanka; and (3) to conduct standardized Carnatic music and Bharathanatyam dance examinations for students from grades one to seven.

The 3 main goals of TIKM are: (1) to provide opportunities for young singers, musicians, and dancers to stage their performances; (2) to provide opportunities for Canadians to listen to professional artists from India and Sri Lanka; and (3) to conduct standardized Carnatic music and Bharathanatyam dance examinations for students from grades one to seven.
Contents

    * 1 Organization
    * 2 Musical Examinations
    * 3 Concert Performances
    * 4 Current Projects

Since its conception, TIKM has been a volunteer-run organization. Its current administrative organization consists of 4 levels: members, assistant directors, executive directors, and advisory directors. Membership is open to all, and official members can present new motions and make suggestions at the Annual General Meeting held in January. During this meeting, open elections are held in order to choose nominated members for positions in either the Executive Committee (executive director) or in the Subcommittee (assistant director). Within the Executive Committee, several management positions are also chosen, including the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Vice-Secretary, and Treasurer. As of 2004, these annual elections were decided to be held once every three years, in order to facilitate the completion of larger projects.

Besides organizing all events and exams, the Executive Committee is responsible for making any fundamental changes to the constitution. If necessary, Subcommittee members are called upon to aid in event organization and execution. In 2005, the Executive Committee passed a motion allowing for the creation of an Advisory Committee consisting of five internally-chosen Carnatic professionals. This committee is called upon whenever changes to the music syllabus or other pertinent issues are proposed. Suggestions made by the Advisory Committee require official approval from the Executive Committee before being introduced to the organization. The current administrative cycle ends in December 2006, and elections will be held in January 2007.

 

Todays Highlights

Music is the art of thinking with sounds -Jules Combarieu
I am very proud that my article and my photograph are going to appear in the Annual Festival Souvenir Magazine published by the Thamizh Isai Kala Manram of Ontario.

Activities

  • Providing opportunities for young singers, musicians and dancers to stage their programs
  • Providing opportunities for Canadians to listen to professional artists from India and Sri Lanka
  • Conducting Karnatic music and barathanattyam dance examinations for students from grades one to seven