Prof. Dr. T. Unnikrishnan
Prof. Dr. T. Unnikrishnan is a well known Vocalist and Internationally reputed Voice Trainer. He is a multifaceted personality with vast experience as a Performer, Researcher, Academician and Administrator.
Ganabushanam Diploma in Vocal Music with Gold Medal (Govt. of Kerala)
Isai Kalaimani Title Course in Vocal Music with Distinction (Govt. of Tamil Nadu)
MA (English Literature)
MA (Clinical Psychology)
Ph D (Music)
As Professor & Dean, Registrar and Vice Chancellor, Idira Kala Sangit University, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh.
Voice Trainer at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata
Expert member for various Universities and different committees of MHRD and UGC Faculty, Indira Gandhi Cultural Center (ICCR), Indian High Commission, Mauritius on deputation by Govt. of India
Governor’s Nominee for Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata & Kumao University, Nainital
Adjudicator, Ph. D. for Delhi University, Madras University, Banaras Hindu Vishwavidyalaya, University of Calicut; Sree Sankara Sanskrit University, Kerala; Kearala University, Kannur University, Mother Teressa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, Mysore University, Madurai University and Sagar University.
Travelled widely in India and abroad for performances, Lectures and workshops in various Music Festivals. Performed concerts for many prestigious organizations like Indian Cultural Centers (ICCR) in Colombo and Mauritius, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka, Global Events Singapore, Murukan Temple London, J. Krishamurthy Foundation Bangalore, South Indian Music Academy LA, USA, Sapthami, Dallas, USA, Indian Institute of Performing Arts Bahrain, UAE, Academy of Indian Music & Arts (AIMA), Chennai, Sree Academy, Bangalore, International Music Festival, Re Union Island, Rasikapriya’s Navratri Music Festival, Delhi, Swati Tirunal Sangit Sabha, Trivandrum, Bhavans Cultural Center, Bombay; Gayatri Fine Arts, Delhi, Chetana Sangit Natya Academy, Trissur, Swati Tirunal Music Festival, Delhi, Concerts in All India Radio and different TV channels
Sung for many South Indian movies like ‘Bhagavan’ (Malayalam- Music by M.S. Vishwanathan), ‘Tanmatra & Bhramaram’ (Malayalam – Music by Mohan Sitara), ‘Lancha Lancha’ (Kannada Music by S.P. Venkatesh).
Sung more than a dozen songs for the Malayalam version of ‘Sreekrishna’ Serial of Ramanand Sagar
As a Voice Expert
Done intensive study and research on Voice Culture for more than 20 years and developed many rare techniques of Voice Modulation for all styles of singing like Hindustani, Carnatic and light Music. These techniques are developed after an in-depth study of various subjects like Physiology-Anatomy, Psychology, Physics and Yoga along with Music, working with many Music directors, Sound engineers, Laryngologists and ENT specialists. His vocal techniques are universal and can be practiced by singers of any styles and capabilities.
Has presented many research papers and lecture demonstrations on matters related to ‘Voice Quality and Voice Disorders’, ‘Mental Relaxation through Music & Yoga’ and ‘Personality Development’ in many National Seminars organized by Universities, Cultural and Medical organizations like Music Academy Annual Conference Chennai, Parthasarathi Sabha, Chennai, Kalakshetra, Chennai, Carnatica Chennai, Athma Foundation, Thrissur, Kalabharathi, Thrissur, G. Devarajan Music Academy, Trivandrum, Sangit Bharathi, Trivandrum, Swar Association, Mumbai, Shanmugananda Music Institute, Mumbai, Natyaveda College of Music & Dance, Trivandrum, Mohan Sitara’s Music College, Thrissur, Sruti Music Acadmy, Assam, Indian Idol Academy, Bangalore, Rotary Club, Indore, Rotary Club, Calicut Beach,Medical Seminar on Phonosurgery by ‘Otolaryngologists Association, Chattisgarh, ITC Sangeet Research Academy Kolkata, Allahabad University, Sree Sankara University Kerala, Sagar University, M.S University Baroda, Sangeet Natak Academy Baroda and International Seminars of Indira Nagar Sangit Sabha Bangalore, Delhi University and Khairagarh University.
Has conducted more than 500 workshops throughout the country and abroad for the benefit of singers. Has trained a large number of singers globally, which include many professional classical vocalists and playback singers. Also imparting online training to singers from 16 countries.
Has guided many research scholars for the degree of Ph D
“Institutionalized Teaching System of Karnatic Music” 2006 published by Agam Kala Prakasan New Delhi ISBN- 9788173200688
“Devashruti” – 2010 published by Kafla Intercontinental Chandigarh, ISBN – 97890711852
“The Singing Voice” (Practical &Technical Aspects of Voice Culture for All Styles) published by Voicecultureindia, Bangalore, ISBN – 13: 978-1521516720
‘Navarasa Sangita Chakravarthy’ award by Nav Sadhana Kala Kendra Varanasi
‘Tagore Memorial’ award by Geet Vidhan Kendra Chattisgarh
‘Sangeetha Bhaskara’ award by Asthika Samajam Delhi.
‘The Hindu’, Friday review, 01.07.2002
“Prof. Unnikrishnan led the workshop on voice culture. He demonstrated vocal exercises, breathing exercises and practice techniques………..”
‘The Hindu’, Friday review, 05.02.2010
“Voice disorder and Remedy is probably one of the most critical topics to throw light on the principal piece of vocal music. Dr. Unnikrishnan presented an interesting lecture demonstration on this topic. Dr. Unnikrishnan touched upon the medical, musical and practical problems faced by musicians and suggested how these could be remedied……..”
‘The Hindu’, Friday review, 02 01.2009
“Dr. T. Unnikrishnan gave a talk on the influence of yoga on voice modulation. He made those present aware of about the subject of voice culture and right methods of voice production in all styles……”
The Hindu, Friday Review, 28.12.2007
“Dr. Unnikrishnan dealt with the voice culture in Hindustani and Carnatic music. He traced the importance of voice culture from the days of Natyasastra and other treatises. He enlisted some techniques of voice production and drew a distinction between amateur singing, professional singing and folk singing……..”
‘Indian Express’, 19.08.2006
“The workshop of Prof. T. Unnikrishnan was an eye opener for music lovers……..”