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The 2021 competition is being held entirely online in the same format as the 2020 Sejong Music Competition.
Participants will be asked to submit videos that will be judged.


Video submission deadlines:

Piano - Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:59 PM CDT
Violin - Sunday, October 31, 2021
11:59 PM CDT




This competition is open to all pre-college students residing in the US regardless of ethnic background.


Competition Rules

Required Repertoire

Application (on-line application)



The goals of the Sejong Music Competition are to discover talented young musicians and encourage them in their studies, and to also introduce traditional Korean music expressed through Western media. Through this competition we hope to increase the awareness and understanding of Korea’s cultural heritage amongst the younger generations growing up in the United States so as to promote harmony among people of various ethnic backgrounds and bridge Asian and Western cultures.


Major Supporters

The Sejong Music Competition is co-sponsored by the Korea Times Chicago and made possible through the generous support of the Seoul National University Alumni Association and the Illinois Arts Council Agency


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency” 


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