Top 5 Music Competitions In India

Top 5 Music Competitions In India

  • 04/12/2020

Top 5 Music Competitions In India


An extraordinary aspect concerning music is that playing it opens up an entirely different universe of involvement that further upgrades the brain, physical coordination, and articulation. In the same way, music competitions are essential to motivate young artists and help them to develop their creative skills by exposing them to contemporary talent in the field.

It plays a significant role in helping young artists in developing their creative skills. Students get to evaluate and analyse their peer's techniques. Feedback of experienced judges helps in evaluation and course correction.

And, of course, what's more, motivating than winning acclaim or a prize for young artists. There are a lot of legitimate music competitions that one can enter to help give their career a kick start.


Some of these are now Online Music competitions in the wake Covid pandemic


Here are some for the youthful yearning performers out there prepared to take the jump.


  1. Young Artiste

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Young Artiste is a countrywide talent hunt in music and dance for vocalists and dancers, which unites the best-undiscovered ability in the nation and gives them a stage to start their professions as playback artists.

It was started to encourage young school children across India to pursue different genres of contemporary and classical arts. Contestants get the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts such as Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan Sahab, Aruna Sairam, Shovana Narayan, Shalmali Kholgade, Terence Lewis along with other well-known artists. The participants get an opportunity to participate classical musical competitions. Participants have to register and upload their videos on the platform, after which the selected candidates are called for a theme-based round.


For registrations, one has to send their video entry via logging into






  1. Margazhi music season

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The Hindu Margazhi Classical Music Competition is for musicians with the age limit of 40.

The competition has three categories –

Child talent - for below 12 years of age

Juniors -  for 13 to 19 years of age

Seniors 20 to 40 years of age.

 Winners are chosen among them in each category, based on the decision of the highly experienced judges who will examine all entries and decide on the winners. Participants can upload their videos to their Google Drive or DropBox account and send it to [email protected].


For each video, one has to mention: category,  full name, age, email and postal address, Mobile number, years of training and details of rendition (composer, raga, krithi, tala, etc.)



If you are thinking of learning music, Do check out what qualities should a good Music Teacher should have , who can help your prepare for music competitions



  1. Kala Utsav

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Kala Utsav is an opening- move of the ministry of human resource development. It is aimed at promoting arts in education by showcasing the art of students across the country. It is organised for the students of Class IX to XII  of private, government, and government-aided schools. The competitions include vocal music- traditional folk, vocal music- classical, instrumental (do read – 5 best instruments for beginners)  music- traditional folk, instrumental music- classical, dance- folk, dance- classical, etc.



  1. SwaraRaga


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SwaRaRaGa is a leading digital platform for gifted artists to showcase their ability in Indian Art Forms before the world. This competition is available to all without identity limitation falling under all age groups.

Interested participants can send their video download link to [email protected] All videos are promoted via Swararaga's Facebook page.

60% weightage is given to online Facebook Likes and Shares.

40% weightage is given to Judges marks.

The songs can be of any style but should be from Indian Film/Band/Album.



  1. Classical Voice of India - Sangeet Milon


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 Sangeet Milon holds All India Annual Music Competitions of semiclassical, classical, instrumental and vocal music. It is dedicated to promoting Indian classical music and culture. Growing vocalists from different parts of the country participate in this competition.

Interested participants can register at


Age category -  Junior 9 to 14 years.

Middle - 15 to 20 years.

Senior - 21 to 29 years.


Music competitions give us a stage to communicate our inventive and creative capacities, bringing us out of our comfort zones.


If you are Music Teacher and wish to teach, do read article on how to start your music Classes



Few Global Music Competitions can be referred from the following list we compiled


Also if you wish to learn music check out following link. Click the image.

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