BTM Cultural Academy recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary - a glorious journey that began in 1992.
The Academy was founded with a vision to promote Indian Classical Music and Dance. Located in South Bangalore, the academy is one of the prime organisations in Bangalore's cultural scene. Since April 1992, the Academy has been organising monthly music concerts by leading and upcoming artists. Having started with one concert a month, it is now organizing nearly Twenty five concerts a year. These also include a few Classical Dance programmes and also Hindustani Music concerts. The Academy had held over 500 concerts by January 2017!
The Academy organises special thematic concerts perodically in addition to the Aradhana mahotsava sapthaha in January every year. Jugalbandhis, Vocal and Instrumental duets, Instrumental ensembles, Ragam-thanam-pallavi concerts arranged by the Academy are well received.
The Academy has also been invited to co-host programmes along with many other Cultural organisations in view of our standing in this field. Such programmes include Music therapy, Felicitation to great artists, Yuva sangeethothsava, Music concerts, etc.
The Academy had the unique distinction of producing and releasing a CD of compositions of Karnataka mahila vaggeyakars sung by Senior mahila vidushis. This project was the first of its kind in the history of Carnatic music.
The Academy has at present about 350 annual members and more than 250 life members who support the activities in addition to many music-loving institutions and philanthrophists not to mention many other corporates and organizations who sponsor the concerts and release advertisements through programme cards, etc.
The Academy has won respect and admiration of musicians and music lovers alike with the voluntary and honorary services of a committe of dedicated members. Dept of Kannada & Culture of Govt. of Karnataka recognizing the services of the Academy to the cause of Classical arts, gives financial assistance every year. Donations made to BTMCA are eligible for tax deduction, as the academy is a registered trust.
The Academy continues to march forward with confidence to spread the love of music among the art-loving citizens in the years ahead. We welcome you to participate in this mission by becoming members and also donating generously for the promotion of fine arts.