The T. Temple Tuttle Memorial Music Competition

As is done every year at the Festival, there will be a music competition held the first Friday of the festival. This year's competition will be held on April 19, 2019.

The entry fee for the music competition is US $75 per category.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

To register, you will have to create a user profile for each participant. Once the profile has been created, you can login and register for each category in which the participant wishes to compete. After you have registered for all categories the participant is competing in, you can pay the total application fees online.

The schedule for the competition has been published. Please have a look to see when your category is scheduled.


  • The Accompaniment category will be conducted at a sruthi of 1 (C). Competitors will no longer have the option to choose their sruthi.
  • The Niraval category will no longer be divided into vocal and several instruments; instead, everyone will compete in the same category, divided only into age groups.
  • We will also group together a number of instruments in all remaining categories (e.g., krithi junior instruments, instead of krithi junior saxophone and krithi junior whistle, etc.)
  • Your registration includes a Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival t-shirt. Please select your size when you create your profile. Exchanges will not be allowed, so please choose your size carefully.
  • Please check out the details for each category to understand the rules and eligibility criteria, before registering.

To enter, please proceed to the registration page.