22nd Annual
SDMT Music Contest

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Satya Devi Memorial Trust hosts the Bay Area's largest classical Indian music competition for youth, as part of its ongoing mission to foster a love and talent for Hindustani music.

Contest Events and Age Groups

Contestants can participate in three categories:

  • Vocal
  • Instrumental
  • Tabla

Within each category, the competitors are assigned to an age group: Ages 13 and younger to the Junior group, and ages 25 and younger to the Senior. In only the vocal category, competitors aged 10 and younger will be further grouped into the Pre-Junior class.

Each group has specific time restrictions. Going above (or much below) these timings will cause judgment penalties.

This competition is for Hindustani (North-Indian) classical music. There is a $25 participation fee for per event per contestant, which is paid via this website.

Learn more about the contest.

Dates and Location

1. Registration Deadline

Monday, March 3, 2014

Contestants must submit their registrations via this website. There is a $25 fee per event. If you have any questions, you can contact us.

2. Semi-Finals

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Milpitas Jain Temple
722 S. Main Street, Milpitas

At the Semi-Finals, contestants will perform a short piece so that judges can evaluate a baseline of competence.

3. Contest Finals

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Milpitas Jain Temple
722 S. Main Street, Milpitas

The Contest Finals are open to the public and free to watch. Come by to support these talented youth and enjoy the music!

Support SDMT

Many of you have asked us in the past how you can support this event. We thank you for reaching out to us. Each year, fundraising is our most challenging activity. If you can donate any amount towards our operating costs, that would be immensely appreciated, and each dollar will allow us to continue providing a high-quality event. Thank you!

Click here to donate.