The 2019 Music Competition is now closed.

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Application deadline: October 31

Congratulations to the winners!

winners | judges

The Sixteenth Annual Sejong Music Competition was held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Performing Arts Center. This competition is open to all pre-college violin and piano students.


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.


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

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 Doosan Yonkang Foundation.


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