Accompaniment Competition

Please read these rules carefully before registering for the competition.


  • The competition is an individual event. Groups will not be allowed to enter.
  • There will be two age groups — Junior for ages 10 to 14, and Senior for ages 15 to 21. (Age should be calculated as of March 1)
  • This category is for violin and percussion instruments only.


  • The entrant should bring an instrument tuned to 1 (C) sruthi.
  • A vidwan or vidushi will perform for five minutes at that sruthi, and the entrant must play as an accompanist for him/her.
  • A main artist may perform a krithi, do alapana, niraval, or kalpana swaram. The entrant will be judged on how well he/she accompanies the main artist in whatever the artist performs.
  • The decision of the judges is final and binding.
  • The application for registration and associated entry fee must be received by the deadline, March 24, 2024.
Registration for the competition will open in January