Rules & Regulations

Important Dates


  • Application deadline for the first round: October 30th, 2022

  • Application deadline for the second round: November 30th, 2022

  • Final results will be released in 2 weeks after the application deadline

  • Winners Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall:  February 12th, 2023

The Competition 
This contest will be in two parts:
            1. Auditions (two rounds)
               At this stage, the contestants will submit audition video(s) online, and reviewed by our panel of judges.
             2. Winners Concert
               Selected winners from the audition will be eligible to perform in our Winners Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.  

               Certificates and trophies will be presented to the winners and teachers at the concert.



  • Instrumentalists (Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass & Chinese Traditional Instruments), Vocalists and Composers are welcome to participate in the competition.

  • All contestants are required to submit a completed audition application and submit unedited video/audio link(s)for the audition.  

  • A copy of birth certificate or passport that serves as proof of the applicant's age and country of residence.

  • The video should be submitted via YouTube or similar websites.  No simplified arrangements will be accepted.

Categories (please click on each category for details)

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Composing Music


  • All contestants are welcome to apply for multiple categories.

  • No changes in the repertoire are allowed after the Application deadline. 

  • Winners will be chosen in each age category. However, if none of the applications meet the competition's standards, judges reserve the rights to declare no winners.

  • All judges' decisions are final and are not subject to appeal by contestants, parents, or guardians.

  • In the event of a tie, each winner will receive a trophy and a certificate.

  • Winners of the Competition will perform one piece selected by the judges from the participant's audition repertoire.

  • Only piano accompaniment can be used at the Winners Concert.  Contestants must bring their own piano accompanist. New York Global Music Competition does not provide piano accompanist but can recommend one if needed.

  • Certificates and trophies will be awarded to the winners and teachers during the Winner's Concert. An additional mailing and handling charge ($40 domestic in the US; $80 international) will apply to all unclaimed awards after the Winners Concert.