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Mrs. Sharadha Singireddy (CEO & Founder) of Dallas Dreamz Productions House started in 2016 with a focus on production and several entertainment activities, to nurture fresh ideas and go that extra mile to create engaging entertainment. Tarana Talent website was launched on October 05, 2016, by Mr. Karthik Kodakandla (Co-Founder & COO), along with fellow Ms. Nutana Mohan (Mentor and CAO of Dallas Dreams Productions). Dallas Dreamz conducts various workshops in music, dance, art, literature and many more.. In addition to our offerings we have two specialized units : Promoting NRI talent with music, dance and art competitions and have a separate media house for shortfilms, conducting entertainment events. In Collaboration with renowned Music Directors of Telugu Film Industry.

Rules and regulations

First Round: Individual Entry

  • Participants need to record their voice, upload in youtube and send youtube video link to [email protected] with subject as your Order ID provided in ticket by 1st June, 2019.
  • Participants need to register with a $75 fee, by compiling all the details on the registration portal.
  • All the finalists will be presented with prestigious TARANA certificate.All the finalists will be presented with prestigious TARANA certificate.
  • It is up to participant’s sole interest to choose any song and can sing in any language not exceeding 3 minutes.
  • It is important for participants to take care of proper recording by eliminating disturbances. Make sure your recording has lyrics audible and your voice/sound is disturbance free to the maximum. Poor quality may disqualify your entry.
  • Karaoke Track should not be used for round one submissions. Tambura or some form of drone for sruthi can be used.
  • It is mandatory to introduce yourself prior to your recording video specifics to be provided name, age and your location.

Second Round : Skype round

  • Shortlisted participants will be informed email. They further have a second round through skype where the participant has to perform live in front of judges.
  • Second Round will be conducted in the First Week of June
  • In case a participant is selected a detailed email will be sent out providing second round specifications including the time slots etc.
  • Under any circumstances, if the participant fails to be available on the given time slot, his/her participation will be disqualified without any prior intimation.
  • It is requested for the participants to have a good internet connectivity for the smooth function of audition.

Final Results

  • Shortlisted participants from the skype round will be informed by email. They will further be part of Tarana Series 3 Audio.
  • Final Round will be conducted in the Third week of July

Awards:

  • Voice of TARANA
  • Fresh voice
  • Most Unique voice
  • Melody voice
  • Kids Awards

Vacation Homes:

  • Grand Musical event with top scorers of all Tarana series singers and 3rd series audio release at the same place
  • Feature film opportunities

Note:

  • Organizers will have complete rights in the modification of above details with or without intimation to participants.
  • Half of the Recording fee(audio and video) will provided by Dallas dreamz Productions and remaining half will be payed by participants.
  • Applied candidates are Agreed to all the Terms and Conditions for the above.
  • Final round and recordings for selected candidates will be held at Dallas,TX.

JUDGES

  • Dr Raja (Musicologist) Any human being will get relaxed and rejuvenated with Music and Humor. But for one person they are the life and livelihood, passion and obsession, religion and worship. He is a simple man with great vision which shows in his great works. His keen interest towards music and immense knowledge after years of research made him an unparalleled critic. His articles and reviews are of a strange mix of criticism and appreciation, information and revolution. He paved a new way to the field of music journalism. His writings are like bible to the newcomers and benchmarks to the industry and critics. Apart from being a musicologist, to satisfy the creative writer in him there came serials and novels from his pen that changed the trend. He was the first one to write a novel with live characters in "Malladi Venkata Krishna Murthy" and his compilation of short poems called "Merupantha" was named by Dr.C.Narayana Reddy to whom it was dedicated to. This is a rare incident. His script in serials like "Butchibabu" telecasted in Doordarshan won him best dialogue writer award and "Pelli Pandiri" telecasted in ETV got a great appreciation.  

  • Vasa Gopinath Rao is a senior lecturer in Carnatic Music (Vocal) from Sri. Thyagaraja Government College of Music and Dance, Hyderabad. He has learnt his footsteps in music at a very early age of 8 from his grandfather Vidwan. Late Sri Vasa Jagannadam(A sole disciple of Violin Maestro Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu). With a bachelor’s degree from Osmania University, has earned “Best Teacher Award in the field of Music” from Government of Telangana & also coroneted as “Asthana Vidwan” with the blessings of Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchi in the year 2011. With an expertise in performing in many concerts across twin cities, he has been officially appointed by TTD (Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam) as a part of their concerts during Godavari Pushkaralu. In his journey with Doordarshan, he was appointed as Judge for 'Raagam Sangeetam' by Vissa Telivison,'Kalisi Padudham'

  • Apoorva Gajjala , A singer/performer from a very tender age of Five. It is a matter of gratitude to speak about this immense talent of music within her with the blessings of almighty and this aptitude of her has been nurtured from her initial training in Hindustani Classical Music from Smt. Manik Moghe Panditrao and later from Smt. Sunila Apte. Not to forget her diaries and learning from the legendary renowned singer Shri Suresh Wadkar. Her singing talent of her took her to places with handful of opportunities at a very tinder age to share the stage with legendary singers like SP Balasubramanyam, S Janaki, Suresh Wadkar & Hridayanath Mangeshkar. A talent in hand should never be in vain. She takes a responsibility to take classes in Hindustani, Classical & Multi-Language both in online and offline.

  • Karthik Kodakandla with a masters degree in the field of computer sciences initially worked with Infosys in his early career. Being a passion driven person, it didnt take much long time for Karthik to estimate his field of interest where he can actually excel. Gained a momentum with on of his great compositions "Pusina punnami" breathless song of around 5mnts duration and his first short film " Anukokunda " nominated for Cannes film festival and later he did short films like why not a girl and 1973 an untold story nominated for national and international film festivals. His talent has bagged many awards and rewards and was invited from NRI organizations from the United States to preside at events and not to forget his recent compositions. And composed nearly 300 songs. He composed for 8 feature films and 20 short films and 2 Webseries. Recently Chai Bisket published a journal about karthik kodakandla for the best upcoming Music Director in Telugu Film Industry.

  • Chaitanya Sravanthia freelance musician, composer, singer, teacher and lyricist. Though she has studied B.tech in Biotechnology, music has always been her passion which led her to study western music with voice as major. She has also been trained in Carnatic vocals since childhood. Along with singing she also plays Ukulele and Guitar. She is currently teaching voice, ukulele privately and composing music for a Telugu feature film. She also teaches singing and composition in a prestigious international school in Chennai, associated with Cambridge Board, London. She is currently pursuing Associate Degree in Teaching Voice, from London College of Music. She enjoys singing Jazz, Bossa Nova, Swing, Latin, Acoustic and alternative pop music among other things and has had the chance to perform with various musicians from different walks of life. Her other work includes All India Radio (Hyderabad) - rainbow FM as a program designer and RJ. She has also worked as a writer for few online and print publications including being a cultural reporter/reviewer for the newspaper Sakshi, which have inspired her musical choices and exposure.

  • Singer Kousalya Music maverick Kousalya needs no introduction. A popular household name in the Southern Cinema industry as Playback Singer, Composer and Dubbing artiste who has over 400 tracks in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada to her credit along with 3 Nandi awards and many more. Kousalya kick started playback singing career in the year 1999 with "NEE KOSAM"(TELUGU) movie. Worked with renowned musicians like Mr.M.M.Keervani, Mr. Mani Sharma, Mr. Koti, Mr. R.P.Patnaik, Mr. Chakri, Ms. MM Sreelekha, & Mr. Vandematharam Srinivas, Mr Ramana Gogula, Mr SV Krishna Reddy, Mr Anoop Rubens, Mr Taman etc. Recipient of 3 Nandi Awards as Best Playback Singer – Female for the years 2003, 2007 and 2011 and many more awards..

Tarana Music Panel (United States)

Anjana Sowmya

Anjana Sowmya performed in a classical music concert when she was in her 5th Standard. She entered Music Industry as a Playback singer in 2006 while pursuing B.Tech. She sang “Mounamenduku” song for “Classmates” movie which was composed by the Great composer Sri. Koti. She won a lot of accolades for her voice with her first Song. She took a break after to complete her studies. After completion of MBA, she has been continuously working and recording songs with many music directors. She has recorded film songs not only in Telugu but also in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, etc. She worked with music directors like Koti, Chakri, Anoop Rubens, Mickey j Mayor, Srikanth Deva, Vidyasagar, Thaman S, Raghu Kunche, S A Raj Kumar and many more.

Srini Prabhala

Srini Prabhala is a music composer, Veena and keyboard player. He has learnt instrumental and vocal music from Gurus Padha Bushan Nookala china Sathyanarayana gar, Smt. Malathi Prabhakar Rao and Sri Chittaranjan. Worked for Musical store for feature film "Atreya", "Vindhyamarutham" and "Fear". Over 40 short films including winner of MAA TV Best short film contest Music "Chitra I Love you". Played veena and keyboard fore many recordings with many other popular musicians over three generations.40 Albums covering Devotional songs on Lord Venkateswara, Sri rama, Srikrishna, Saraswati devi, Shirdi Sai baba, Satya sai baba, and Amma.

Tarana Mentors

Nutana Mohan (Chief Administrative Officer) and Talent Consultation Specialist of Dallas Dreams Productions )

Nutana Mohan is a Playback Singer (Telugu film industry). It gives us an immense pleasure to talk about the sweet toned musician. At the age of 14, young Nutana started learning music. With an ardent love and devotion towards music, she has begun her career by entering into the Paaduta Theeyaga, a Telugu singing reality show (Hosted and Judged by the legend SP.Balasubrahmaniam) where she was the second runner up. She has been giving concerts through out the world from 2013. She possesses Bala rathna award, Rasamayi award, LMA excellence award, Akkineni Ugadi Puraskaram, Star Performer award and many other awards. She has rendered her melodious voice in many movies like Katamarayudu, Bengal tiger, Soggade Chinni Naayana, Sankarabharanam etc., She also sang for two Kannada films Tha and Komali. She pursued Bcom.Computers and is now a graduate from Badruka College. She is continuing her musical journey successfully.

Dallas Dreamz Productions Advisor

Marqueax Price(pronounced Ma-roke), was gifted at an early age with a beautiful singing voice mature beyond her young years. She grew up singing, loving music, art and everything associated with it. Ms. Price has over 25 years of traditional, digital, social media and entertainment marketing experience. While working in the entertainment marketing industry as a consultant Marqueax created dynamic promotional agendas for Sony, Warner Brothers, ZClips, ICM Partners, American Playhouse, Disney and more. Her efforts promoted films, documentaries, people and other entertainment industry products at events and festivals including the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance. She has worked with some of the industry’s most dynamic directors like Camera d'Or award winner Robert M. Young to winning awards for her work as well. Dallas Designer Wins Golden Globe Award.

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