Carnatic Harmony Announcement

Program details

We are very happy to announce that Carnatic Harmony is scheduled to be performed on the Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 8 am in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana

Venue: Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University

The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India. The year 2019 is the festival's 41st year. Cleveland festival has been a gateway for carnatic music. Over several years, what started in a humble way with a small group celebrating the Thyagaraja Aradhana, has now become one of the biggest musical event in carnatic music. The festival shall serve as an ideal treat for carnatic buffs, music students and connoisseurs of music. Today it has also been an inspiration for several other festivals in USA and around the world designated to Thyagaraja or otherwise.

The event will be part of Carnatica USA ' s initiative to support talents from North America.

This will be yet another opportunity for young children of North America to be part of this.

This year, Carnatic Harmony will be conducted by Violinist V V S Murari and Chitravina P Ganesh

Prof Leo Coach and Genevieve Gilbert will anchor the orchestra team. 

Email for any queries and clarifications.

Eligibility Criteria:

We are very pleased to bring this initiative to you and hope to provide a grand platform for the performance and recognition of your students. We look forward to your involvement and support.

  • No Age limit. All are welcome to participate.
  • We are looking for participants who can hold pitch correctly and sing in rhythm. All are welcome to participate.
  • Students may register for either vocal or instrumental category.
  • We welcome mridangam , keyboard , violin ,  veena  and flute and others instruments to participate.  In the western orchestra team there can be flute , saxophone , piano , western violin.
  • If a music school is registering, it is up to the local gurus to judge and choose students.
  • Participating students will be awarded a medal and a certificate.


Initially the students will be provided an online access to the songs, to be performed for the symphony and get trained through their local Gurus. There will be local rehearsals done by our core team of Gurus in cities where there are more than 10 students enrolled. 

Dress Code:

Participants are required to be in traditional Indian attire.

Girls: Skirt (Pavadai) and blouse, half sarees or sarees. Colors are individual's / school's choice.

Boys: Kurta (Preferably white or half white) and Pyjama, dhoti.

Registration Fee: 

$200 - New individual participant

$150 - Group/ Previous year symphony participants

Song List :

For the song list, Click Here.

9 to 10 songs picked from the list will be performed after the rehearsals . Participants can try and learn as many songs given in the list before the Cleveland rehearsals .

           All songs will be sung in the pitch "A". Audio tracks will be uploaded as and when  available. Please check this page for updates and audio links.

Registration Information:

Please register here


Grand Rehearsals at the Cleveland State University will be held as mentioned below.

  • - All rehearsals will be in room number G15 inside Cleveland State University.
  • - Please arrive 15 minutes early so that the rehearsals begin on time

April 18 - Room G15, Time: 5-9 pm
April 19 - Room G15, Time: 5-9 pm
April 20 - Room G15, Time: 1-5 pm. Please note that the hallway needs to be clear during this time. Do not stand or occupy the hallway because a recording is scheduled to take place in the  Drinko recital and any noise in the hallway can interfere with the recording. Parents can be seated in the rehearsal room. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

Parents/ participants will have to take care of food/snacks and water during the rehearsals. We will not be providing food and water during the rehearsals provided. Ad hoc breaks will be planned during the rehearsals based on the progress we make.