Important Dates

February 20, 2022 

Application Opens!

The online application form is available now!

Oct. 1st, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Early Bird Application Due

Early Bird application fee is $55/entry (SlideRoom Fee $5) and the deadline is Oct. 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.

 

*ALL APPLICANTS HAVE THE OPTION TO EMAIL THEIR VIDEO TO info@himc.us (PREFERABLY AS AN UNLISTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK) BY DEC. 1ST, 2022 DESPITE THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE. Applicants who choose to exercise this option would indicate so in the SlideRoom application, and we will reply to the email within 24 hours to confirm that the video is received.*

 

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

Dec. 1st, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Regular Application Due

Regular application fee is $85/entry (SlideRoom Fee $5) 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. 

*ALL APPLICANTS HAVE THE OPTION TO EMAIL THEIR VIDEO TO info@himc.us (PREFERABLY AS AN UNLISTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK) BY DEC. 1ST, 2022 DESPITE THE REGULAR DEADLINE. Applicants who choose to exercise this option would indicate so in the SlideRoom application, and we will reply to the email within 24 hours to confirm that the video is received.*

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

Dec. 15th, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Late Application Due

Late application fee is $135/entry (SlideRoom Fee $5) 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. 

 

*THE LATE APPLICANTS HAVE THE OPTION TO EMAIL THEIR VIDEO TO info@himc.us (PREFERABLY AS AN UNLISTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK) BY DEC. 15, 2022. Applicants who choose to exercise this option would indicate so in the SlideRoom application, and we will reply to the email within 24 hours to confirm that the video is received.*

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

Dec. 15th, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Audition Video Submission Due

ALL APPLICANTS HAVE THE OPTION TO EMAIL THEIR VIDEO TO info@himc.us (PREFERABLY AS AN UNLISTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK) BY JULY 1ST. Applicants who choose to exercise this option would indicate so in the SlideRoom application, and we will reply to the email within 24 hours to confirm that the video is received.*

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

Finals Round

  1. The Finals will be held on Jan. 28, 2023. The finals will be an online competition featuring the musicians chosen from the preliminary round.

  2. All finalists will join the Zoom meeting (the link will be provided) to livestream their performance to the judges. 

  3. The finalists have the option to record their performance by themselves (advice: choose a setting with good room acoustics and lighting) or perform in a recording studio. Houston applicants will be eligible to record at the Kawai Music Hall. 

  4. Performances will be judged on musicianship, stage presence, and audience appeal. The judges’ decision will be final. Judges will provide comments.

  5. All applicants, sponsors and audience with tickets will receive the email for the vote of Audience Prize. 

  6. Results from the final round, along with the finals round livestream, will be announced and broadcasted on Feb. 4th, 2023!

NOTE: We will require all finalists recording by themselves to have a secondary device in case of serious internet connection issues. The recording must include the host's voice for authenticity.

Feb. 11th, 2023

Winners Concert 

The competition will conclude with the Winners Concert and possible other events; all winners, including honorable mentions, will perform in-person at the Kawai Music Hall or TBD.

The Winners Concert will be live streamed on Feb. 18th, 2023!

* Music Houston reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.