The competition will be held on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.
Competition Date : Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Children’s Music Competition.
In order to encourage children in the community who learn Carnatic music and have an opportunity to showcase talented youngsters, Dhvani organizes a competition event. The competition is held each year in fond memory of our charming friend and mentor, the late Sri S. Tyagaraja Rao. Rao mama was an indefatigable connoisseur of Carnatic Music as well as an ardent supporter of children’s music. In his memory we dedicate ourselves to keeping this art form alive in our minds and hearts.
The competition is judged by a group of professional Carnatic musicians invited specially for this occasion. The individual singing is followed by an awards ceremony and concert for the children. Children come from as far as Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and New Jersey to participate in this event. We encourage parents and children to think of this as an opportunity to share and learn more than to compete and win. We think of all our participants as winners.
The excitement builds as the competition day nears. The registration process is complete and we have more than 130 participants. The age categories and reporting times have been finalized and given below. In an effort to reduce waiting times for the children and make it more convenient for parents. We have again staggered the reporting times. Please select the category for your child based on age and instrument and note down the reporting time for that group. Be sure to arrive 5 minutes before the reporting time and check it at the desk. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase on a first come basis while quantities last.