The primary mission of the Korean-American Music Composition Competition is
to disseminate Korean cultural heritage to younger generations growing up in
Through the competition, we aim to expand the repertoire of
original music containing Korean themes, creating a collection of high
caliber works that can be performed by young music students at the Sejong
Music Competition and other musical venues in the future.
Specifically, we are inviting composers to submit original pieces
incorporating traditional Korean themes written for western musical
instruments and suitable for young student performers. The winning
compositions will be used as required pieces for the performance segments of
the Sejong Music Competition.
We hope such music will stimulate interest in Korean heritage and cultivate
cultural identity among Korean descendents living in foreign countries.
secondary goal of this project would be to share Korean musical themes with
people of other cultural and ethnic backgrounds.