AIMFA Presents the 35th Annual Indian Music and Dance Competition

Welcome to the Annual Indian Music and Dance competition! This annual three-day long competition has been successfully run for the past 34 years, and is one of the largest competitions of its kind outside of India! The competition has drawn competitors and fans from all throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. Though it is technically a competition, you will find an atmosphere of camaraderie, learning, and support from a great number of music students, their families, and music lovers!

Please plan ahead and register before as soon as registration opens on July 14, 2018.  Due to the overwhelming response we receive each year, we unfortunately have to deny participants who register late.  We look forward to seeing every one of you.  In the mean time, check out the competition website and enjoy the pictures from previous competitions.

Please read the Rules and click here to Register.

To volunteer or provide feedback, click here.

On behalf of Ustad Hamid Hossain and all of the organizers from the Academy of Indian Music and Fine Arts, I’d like to thank all of our participants and especially all of the parents who brought their children from near and far to be a part of our 34th Annual Indian Music and Dance Competition. I’d also like to thank all of those who volunteered throughout the weekend (and some for weeks and months beforehand).Your dedication is what makes the competition a success each year.

A special note of thanks to (in no particular order):

Munna aunty and Shabbir uncle
Jim Baker
Asmita Nagarkar
Matt Norman
Advait Nagarkar
Vani Takiar
Raj Sethi
Praveen Rajarao
Juhi Hegde
Radha Bhargave

As Ustadji has said throughout the many years of the competition: there are no losers at this competition- only winners. The competition is simply a platform for musicians to display their talents and create create an environment where musicians will be inspired by the very people who compete against them. We hope that the participants have learned from one another and are motivated and inspired to practice and work harder for next year’s competition, but more importantly to strive for excellence in their discipline.

We do try to improve the competition every year and we value your input. We are always happy to hear of the many positive experiences throughout the weekend, and we aim to maximize the number of positive experiences. Feel free to email us and we will take all suggestions into consideration for future competitions. Additionally, I’ve created a volunteer sign up page that will go live when registration opens next year for those of you who came to us throughout the weekend telling us you’d like to know how you be more involved next year.

Once again, thank you all and we hope to see you again next year!

Mathew Poovan