Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal Examinations
The music examination are held by annually in the hopes of keeping Indian music traditions alive in the Bay Area. In year 2011, more than 275 local students successfully competed. Applications are now being taken for the 2012 exams, which will be held in April-May. Categories: Indian classical vocal, Indian classical instruments (tabla, sitar, harmonium, violin), and dance (kathak, bharatnatyam, odissi). Exams will be conducted for prarambhik (first year), praveshika pratham (second year), praveshika poorna (third year), and madhyama pratham (fourth year) Completed applications must be submitted on or before Jan. 8.