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 March 25, 2016.

The entry fee for the music competition is US $70 per category. If you are participating in multiple categories, you will have to pay the fee for each entry.

The application deadline is March 6, 2016.

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 you wish to compete.


  • 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.
  • For young beginners, we are introducing two new categories: Geethams and Varnams.
  • We are also introducing two new categories: Thillanas and Padams/Javalis. These are for the age group 10–21.
  • Please check out the details for each category to understand the rules and eligibility criteria, before registering.

Registration for the competition will open in late January.