Violin Performer

Important Dates

February 20, 2022 

Application Opens!

The online application form will be available, and applications will begin to be accepted.

June 1, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Early Bird Application Due

Early Bird application fee is $55/entry and the deadline is June 1, 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 kevin@himc.us (PREFERABLY AS AN UNLISTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK) BY JULY 1ST DESPITE THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE. Applicants who choose to exercise this option should state 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. 

June 15, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Regular Application Due

Regular application fee is $85/entry and the deadline is June 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. 

*ALL APPLICANTS HAVE THE OPTION TO EMAIL THEIR VIDEO TO kevin@himc.us (PREFERABLY AS AN UNLISTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK) BY JULY 1ST DESPITE THE REGULAR DEADLINE. Applicants who choose to exercise this option should state 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. 

July 1, 2022

11:59 PM CST

Late Application Due

Late application fee is $135/entry and the deadline is July 1, 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 kevin@himc.us (PREFERABLY AS AN UNLISTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK) BY JULY 1ST. Applicants who choose to exercise this option should state 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. 

July 15, 2022

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 July 15, 2021

August 6, 2022

All-Day

Finals Round

  1. The Finals will be held on August 6, 2021 from 8 AM (CST). 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 August 13th!

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.

August 20, 2022

All-Day

Programming & Winner's Concert 

Throughout the day, there will be multiple workshops and 1-hour jury masterclasses available for ALL finalists to apply for. Speakers for the workshops include an undergraduate music school student and a music school graduate.

 

The competition will conclude with the Winner's Concert; all winners, including honorable mentions, will perform live via Zoom or in-person at the Kawai Music Hall (Houston applicants).

The Winner's Concert will be live streamed on August 27th!

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