Korean-American Music Composition Competition Due June 30, 2005

Korean-American Music Composition Competition

Composition Competition Rules
(updated: February 17, 2005)
Korean Page


Competition Rules Top
  • Applicants: open to all ages, all nationalities, and all ethnic backgrounds
  • Application Fee: none
  • Instruments:
    • piano solo
    • violin solo with or without piano accompaniment
    • viola solo with or without piano accompaniment
    • cello solo with or without piano accompaniment
  • Music length: playing time must be 5 minutes or less
  • Must be suitable for performance by pre-college students at the Sejong Music competition.
    Selected pieces will be used for Senior (14-18 years) division competition or Junior (13 years and under) division competition. Also the selected pieces may be performed at events related to the Sejong Music Competition.

Application Form
2004 Music Competition Winners Concert Program Book

Submission Requirements Top
  • Must contain Korean traditional theme, as captured by melody, rhythm, or both
  • Must submit a short paragraph describing the Korean thematic inclusion
  • Must never been published before.
  • Submit computer-generated printed scores. Hand-written scores will be disqualified.
  • Must be printed in portrait on regular 8.5 x 11 inch papers or A4 size (letter size).
  • Must be printed on one side only and put together using a paper clip. Do NOT use staple, coils or glue: bound scores will be disqualified.
  • Must submit separate solo part and piano accompaniment part
  • Each page of the score should be numbered, together with an indication of the total number of pages (e.g. a 5 page-manuscript should be marked “page 1 of 5”, etc.)
  • The entrant’s name and contact details should NOT appear on any page of the score. Each score will be assigned an Entry Number. Entrants will receive entry number with the notification of the application receipt.
  • Scores will not be returned, so entrants should ensure that they have retained a copy.
  • Rejected scores will not be returned either.
  • We reserve the rights not to award a prize.
  • Entrants specifically grant Sejong Cultural Society the rights to use the submitted pieces for Sejong Music Competition and related venues. Sejong Cultural Society reserves the rights to use (or not to use) all submitted pieces for the Sejong Music Competition and related venues.

Samples of Korean Traditional Music

Submission Top
  • · Deadline for submission: June 30, 2005 (must arrive on or before this date.)
  • · Send application and the score to :

    Korea Times of Chicago
    (Sejong Music Composition Competition)
    4447 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago IL, 60625
    Tel: 773-463-1050

Winners Announcements and Prizes  Top

Winners will be announced in Korea Times in Chicago and Sejong Cultural Society website (www.SejongSociety.org) in early August, 2005.


First prize: $1,000
Second prize: $700
Third prize: $500
Honorable Mention: $100

Major Sponsors   Top
  • Whitney and Chyu Charitable Fund
  • The Korea Times of Chicago
  • Seoul National University Alumni Association of Chicago
  • The Korean Consulate General of Chicago
  • The Korean National University of Art
  • Korean Society of Women Composers
Music Competition Committee and Chair Top

Music Composition Competition Planning Committee
Hi Kyung Kim
Geon-yong Lee
Chan-Hae Lee
Nancy Park

Competition Chair
Hi Kyung Kim
Associate Professor of Music
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA.

Send inquiries to sejong@sejongsociety.org or call Korea Times of Chicago at 773-463-1050