The 2015 Sejong Prize for Composition is now closed.

deadline June 30th, 2015

winners | judges

Submit a work for 2-5 instruments chosen from violin, cello, piano, flute, and clarinet that can strongly convey Korean themes and is no more than twelve minutes in length. The piece must contain elements of traditional Korean melodies or rhythm.


Traditional Korean music contains many unique elements. The Sejong Prize for Composition encourages composers to explore these elements and incorporate them into their compositions to create contemporary pieces for Western instruments that evoke Korean themes. By using these pieces in performances and our Music Competition, we hope to bring the world of Korean music not only to composers, but performers and listeners as well.


This competition is open to composers of all ages, all nationalities, and all ethnic backgrounds.

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