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Important Dates

February 20, 2022 

00:00 AM CST

Application Opens!

Nov. 1st, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Early Bird Application Due

  • Early Bird application fee is $55/entry (and plus Slideroom Fee) and the deadline is Nov. 1st, 2022. For multiple entries, submit separate applications. 

 

  • A complete application includes the application form, fee, preliminary video, and sign of release indicating that by participating in HIMC’s auditions you agree to allow HIMC to use your picture, video, and name in its advertising (release form will be sent all chosen for finals round). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Dec. 1st, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Regular Application Due

  • Regular application fee is $85/entry (and plus SlideRoom Fee) and the deadline is Dec. 1st, 2022. For multiple entries, submit separate applications. 

 

  • A complete application includes the application form, fee, preliminary video, and sign of release indicating that by participating in HIMC’s auditions you agree to allow HIMC to use your picture, video, and name in its advertising (release form will be sent all chosen for finals round). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Dec. 15th, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Late Application Due

  • Late application fee is $135/entry (and plus SlideRoom Fee) and the deadline is Dec. 15, 2022. For multiple entries, submit separate applications. 

 

  • A complete application includes the application form, fee, preliminary video, and sign of release indicating that by participating in HIMC’s auditions you agree to allow HIMC to use your picture, video, and name in its advertising (release form will be sent all chosen for finals round). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Dec. 15th, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Audition Video Submission Due

  • ALL APPLICANTS SHALL UPLOAD THE AUDITION VIDEO IN YOUR SLIDEROOM ACCOUNT BEFORE THE SUBMISSION DUE. 

  • A panel of judges will view applicant videos and select those whom they feel would best represent HIMC. 

Jan. 1st, 2023

11:59 PM CST

Results Released!

  • Applicants who are chosen for the final round will be notified by email and have their names and competition times posted by 11:59 PM on Jan. 1st, 2023

Jan. 28, 2023

All-Day

Final Round

Session A | 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST, Jan. 27, 2023 | Online Competition (For finalists located in Asia-pacific areas)
Session B | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM CST, Jan. 28, 2023 | Online Competition

Session C | 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM CST, Jan. 28, 2023 | In-person Recording Competition in Houston at Vivace International School of Music
Session D | 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM CST, Jan. 28, 2023 | Online Competition (Backup schedule)

  • Please send an email to office@MusicHouston. org and copy to info@HIMC.us bef ore 11:59 AM CST, Jan. 4, 2023 with your full name, complete repertoire info, profile picture and choose your preferred Session (Session A, B and D are for Online Competition & Session C for In-Person Recording Competition in Houston at Vivace International School of Music)

  

  • If you choose to record your performance by yourself (using high quality/or professional devices with good room acoustics and lighting is recommended). Please join the Zoom meeting to perform and record under a proctor of the HIMC organization. The video recording must be submitted via email with Google Drive (Recommended), any other cloud storage or YouTube unlisted link to office@MusicHouston.org and copy to info@HIMC.us with your full name and complete repertoire info before 11:59 AM CST, Jan. 29, 2023 (The recording must include the host's voice for authenticity. No file size limit). We'll send out the zoom meeting link with your performance order with a week after we receive your confirmation.

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  • All recordings will be sent to judges immediately after collecting all of them. Performances will be judged on musicianship, stage presence, and audience appeal. The judges’ decision will be final.

Feb. 4th, 2023

10:00 AM CST

Results & Final Round Video

  • All results of the final round (besides Audience Prize), along with the Final Round videos will be announced and published at 10:00 AM CST, Feb. 4, 2023!

Feb. 12, 2023

11:59 PM CST

Deadline for Audience Prize Vote

  • All applicants, sponsors and audiences with purchased tickets will receive the email for the votes of the Audience Prize. Each ticket can only have one vote for each age group. Ticket free for all applicants and sponsors. Audience can purchase tickets here: www.HIMC.us/ticket and vote at www.HIMC.us/vote before 11:59 PM CST, Feb. 12, 2023

Feb. 13, 2023

11:59 PM CST

Greeting & Performance Videos Submission Due

  • The videos of greeting and performance for the Winner Concert (for all winners, including Honorable Mentions and Audience Prize) must be submitted via email with Google Drive (Recommended), any other cloud storage or YouTube unlisted link to office@MusicHouston.org and and copy to info@HIMC.us with your full name and complete repertoire info before 11:59 PM CST, Jan. 13, 2023. (No file size limit). Please watch the Winner Concert of HIMC 2021 (https://youtu.be/IWjrRkAV0Ww). It may help you to have more ideas, especially for your greeting video.

Feb. 18th, 2023

10:00 AM CST

Winners Concert 

  • The results of Audience Prizes along with the Winner Concert Video will be announced and published at 10:00 AM CST, Feb. 18, 2023!

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