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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 past decade, our membership rates has stayed
around same even though our operating costs have gone up by almost 50%
--augmenting the difference with 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.

GLAC COVID relief (14-Mar-2020)

GLAC is a community-based organization, and we take that responsibility very seriously. With the recent happenings with the COVID-19 virus and the precautions that have been put into place, our responsibility is to act in your best interest.

Supporting hospitals in Detroit & Chennai: Click here for the article.
First responders and hospitals have been hardly hit with lack of PPEs. GLAC organized a fundraiser concert with high school students supporting the wonderful cause. The Sangam concert featuring Sahith Shankar & Tejas Shivaraman along with Vinod Seetharaman raised around 10,000 USD for this initiative.

Support for musicians - Summer Music Festival 'Paarambaryam'

When the COVID 19 pandemic struck world over, musicians were among the impacted communities - with concerts being cancelled, tours postponed and all related activities being completely shut down. Many musicians who depended on these concerts alone for income, were in dire need of financial help. More than 600 artistes have now been served since the pandemic began. Nadaswaram & Thavil Vidwans have also been supported providing them with bags of essential provisions. These services have reached over 1200 families providing financial aid and other financial assistance such as medical aid, medical insurance, pension/financial support to indigent, ailing and senior musicians.

GLAC is co-sponsoring 'Paarambaryam' - a summer festival performed online by 56 eminent musicians - it will serve as a Fundraiser towards the continuing efforts to serve the artistic community that has been affected by the COVID-19.

Thank you and stay safe,
The Great Lakes Aradhana Committee

Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2020
Apr 5-14: Nimmadhi-1: 10 concert Online Music Series on Paalam TV
Apr 19-28: Nimmadhi-2: 10 concert Online Music Series on Paalam TV
May 23: Virtual Annamacharya Music Festival
May 16: The 5 Dikshitars of South India - Lec/Dem by Dr Jambunathan (
May 30: Konakkol - The World's Oldest Rhythms - Lec/Dem by Konnakkol Somashekar Jois, 11am EST
June 13: Rama Bhakti Samraajyam - Upanyasam by Sri Embar R Kasturi, 11:30am EST
June 20: Sangam - A Fusion of Carnatic/Western Music (COVID-19 Fundraiser in Detroit/Chennai), 11:00am EST
July 11: The King of Mridangam - Palghat Mani Iyer PMI 108, chat with Palghat Ramprassad, 11:00am EST
July/Aug - Paarambaryam | Summer Music Festival feat. 55+ top musicians
Oct -
3G:GLAC Global Golu Virtual Competition
Oct 25: 30th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan
Dec 18-23: Madrasana December Season Link

GLAC In the news: GLAC was 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.
'Visit Detroit' Magazine, not only has local & national reach, caters to thousands of travelers visiting the Detroit Metro Airport everyday!

MiIndia Sankara | A Nobility Champion | 25yr article | Indian Scene article | Guitar Prasanna article | Sudha Ragunathan article | Kadri Gopalnath article

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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