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How early membership helps members:
GLAC is a member based organization and our rates are one of the lowest with one of the best programming in the country! Other organizations charge our yearly rate
just for one family concert! Over the last decade, our membership rates has stayed around same even though our operating costs have gone up by almost 50%
--augmenting the difference with state grants, corporate sponsorship, advertisements and collaborations.  Also, our programming depends on your membership
--the earlier you become a member, the better the quality and quantity of concerts! 
Are you a rasika? Show your support by becoming a member EVEN if you think you can't attend all concerts. Support GLAC to support Music in Michigan!
Thanks in advance for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you as a member this year.
Musically yours,
Team GLAC | Visit our membership page.


GLAC - giving back to the artists, community and beyond, supporting the cites of Detroit, Chennai & Flint!
With one foot in our 30year heritage and our right foot forward into the future; GLAC kicked off our past seasons with Fundraiser #Detroit4Chennai 
GLAC volunteers took a day off and helped cleanup Flint.
#Detroit4Flint  GLAC helped collecting samples for the Susan B Komen Tissue Bank in Detroit.  #GLAC4KTB
Chennai is known as the Detroit of India & with classical music, GLAC has made Detroit, the Chennai of USA.

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Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2019
Feb-Apr (Select Sundays): FREE Pancharatnam Classes with Vid. Madurai Sundar
Apr 14: #SR100 Sangeetha Kalacharya S Rajam Centennial, LTU at 4pm
Dr. Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman
Apr 27: #DKP100 Gana Saraswathi DK Pattamal Centenary Tribute -- 'Eppadi Paadinaro', Hanuman Temple - 5pm
Concept, Script, Narration Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan, Sushma Somasekharan – Vocal & Aditya Prakash – Vocal
Shreya Devnath – Violin & K Praveen Kumar – Mridangam
May 04: 32nd Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival, Tapovanam, Flint
9.00AM ‘Pancharathna Krithis’ by GLAC Patrons
10:00AM Thyagaraja's Dolotsavam by Nurani Shivaram & Party
10.30AM Epic Choir Performance by Neyveli Santhanagopalan
Flute Prodigy JA Jayanth, VVS Murari, NC Bharadwaj - 1:30pm
May 11: IFPA 'Sarovar' Weekend 3pm @ Oakland University
An Evening with Guitar Prasanna
3:00pm - Students Guitar Performance by Vijay Neelakantan
3:30pm - 'Aura of the Ragamalika' by Jay Shankar Balan
4:30pm - Break
5:00pm - Guitar Fusion Prasanna, Mark Stone, Chinelo Amen-Ra, Matt Dufresne, Sam Jeyasingham
5:30pm - Carnatic Ilayaraaja Prasanna, Vinod Seetharaman, Sam Jeyasingham, Mark Stone
May 18: #Somu100 Madurai Somu Centennial 'Enna Kavi Paadinalum!' - Hanuman Temple - 5pm
VK Manimaran, BV Raghavendra Rao, Poongulam Swaminathan
May 24: Swathi Sangeetholsavam in Detroit - Hanuman Temple - 7pm
Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma, BU Ganeshprasad, Tanjavur Murugaboopathi.
Jun 08: 9th Annual Papanasam Sivan Festival, SV Temple, Novi

Fall 2019 Season

Aug 18: Sri Devi Mahatme - A Yakshagana Ensemble, Bharatiya Temple
Sep 14: 'Shakti: The Divine Mother' - Dr Sowyma in Michigan, Embar Kannan, P Subramaniam
Sep 21: 29th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan, Bharatiya Temple
Oct 27: Kalyanapuram S Aravind, B Raghul, Vijay Ganesh, Chadrasekara Sharma - TNS Protégé Maiden US Tour



GLAC and partner AANM are proud to be have it's event featured in Visit Detroit Magazine (available in newstands and at the Detroit Metro Airport).
Another fine example of how GLAC provides a golden platform for our musicians by taking Indian Music into the mainstream.
The 'Visit Detroit' Magazine, not only has local & national reach, but also reaches several thousands of international travelers visiting the Detroit Metro Airport everyday!

Past Seasons

Milestones for GLAC:
2017: 30th Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana | 2015: 30th year of the organization | 25th year of Navarathri festival | 10th year as a formal organization | 5th year of the SAROVAR Festival |
1st year of Sangeeth Samraat Idol show | GLAC featured in NPR | Partnership with The Carr Center, Detroit CEN & Arab American National Museum


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Our Mission & Vision

Vanakkam, Vandanam, Namaste and Welcome to GLAC! 

The Great Lakes Aradhana Committee or GLAC is a premier non-profit organization  committed to preserving, presenting and promoting arts in the Great Lakes region. 

Our mission is to promote classical arts in our community for the cause of enrichment, participation and fellowship for art aficionados in Michigan by bringing quality events on a regular basis with a bias on membership satisfaction.  GLAC helps the community in having arts programs that meet the needs of an aging population, providing opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities, having programs for migrant workers and immigrants and programs on arts in healing/healthcare programs.

GLAC strives in perpetuating the unique cultural heritage into the mainstream American diaspora with it's events well attended by people of all ethnicities from the Great Lakes states of the USA and Canada.

Click here for an overview of GLAC -- presented at the Detroit Cultural Exchange Network -- Detroit CEN.

Our History

GLAC was originally founded in 1985 and is the oldest and largest Indo-American art organizations in Michigan. It was formally incorporated in 2006 as a non-profit art resource in SE Michigan by a group of people who truly appreciate, enjoy and want to promote one of the greatest cultural traditions which has been passed down over the generations.

Today, GLAC is a Registered Tax-Exempt 501©(3) Non-Profit Organization in the State of Michigan.  GLAC is supported by the Michigan Council for Cultural Affairs, the Detroit Recreational Department, Arab American National Museum and The Carr Center of Detroit.

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GLAC, Canton, MI 48188 Ph: (734) 495-3569



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