The New International Music Competition is the first to provide competitions for every age and virtually every instrument.
The General Division is open to anyone aged 15 or older while the Prodigy Division is for those under 15. Both our Prodigy Division and General Division, offer a first, second, and third place prizes in each category. A grand prix of US$10,000 will be awarded to the overall best performer of the year.InstrumentsGeneral Division - Voice, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone (other categories to be included in the future) Prodigy Division - Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute(born after July 31 1986) *Other instruments may compete in the General Division.AwardsGrand Prix - $10,000, Plaque, Perform as a soloist with the orchestra next year, Management under NIMFGeneral Division - 1st Prize ($1,000), 2nd Prize ($500), 3rd Prize ($300) in each categoryProdigy Division - 1st Prize ($500), 2nd Prize ($300), 3rd Prize ($200) in each categoryCorporate Sponsor Awards - Plaque, Monetary Award* There is no limitation for NIMC such as age, sex, or nationality. All competitors that pass the preliminary round will receive an award certificate. Competition committee reserves a right not to designate a winner for any of the prizes for any reason. Decision of the committee is FINAL.Application DeadlinesMarch 20 - Regular Application DeadlineApril 20 - Late Tape Audition Deadline
After this date, call office for availability.Competition CalendarAug 1-4 : Preliminary Rounds Aug 6 : Semi-final Rounds Aug 7 : Final Rounds Aug 8 : Grand Prix RoundAug 11-14 : Concerts Aug 18 : Award PresentationCompetition CommitteeEduard Schmieder, ChairmanRichard Barrett, Jeffrey Cohel, Bo-Kyoung Kim, Hyung-Tae Kim, DK Lim, Lucie Robert, Edward Schmieder, Marc Silverman, et al.