The Sejong Cultural Society strives to advance awareness and understanding of Korea's cultural heritage amongst people in the United States by reaching out to the younger generations through contemporary creative and fine arts. more
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2024 Sejong Writing Competition
Eligibility: US and Canadian residents
Categories: sijo and essay
Eligibility: pre-college students
Categories: violin and piano ("virtual" competition)
Sejong International Sijo Competition
Eligibility: any nationality (including USA and Canada)
Division: one division for all age
Sijo must be written in ENGLISH
Wisconsin Sijo Competition
Eligibility: Residents of Wisconsin
Division: adult | senior | junior
Competition deadline: January 15, 2024
2023 competition results: winners | judges | Entries
The Wisconsin Sijo Competition is a collaborated between CEAS at Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison and the Sejong Cultural Society
The Sejong Prize for Music Composition
Eligibility: open to all composers
|Ongoing||Online sijo class for educators|
THE KOREA SOCIETY - A talk with the Authors of "SIJO: Korea's Poetry Form": Lucy Park & Elizabeth Jorgensen by Linda Tobash, Senior Advisor for Education, The Korea Society.
Click HERE to view the video from The Korea Society; A talk with the Authors of "Sijo: Korea's Poetry Form"
|8/2022||Sijo reference book has been published - "SIJO: Korean Poetry" (Edited by Lucy Park and Elizabeth Jorgensen) - sold at Amazon.
Also, complimentary copies of this book is available for educators who teach SIJO in classes in USA. - Send an email to email@example.com.
|5/2022||Sojung Hong's CD: From East to West - CD with 24 piano solo pieces with a Korean theme by Professor Sojung Hong (required repertoire of past Sejong Music Competition)|
Sejong virtual fundraiser - October 20, 2021
Watch Full Length Virtual Fundraiser Video
- PlayList of Fundraiser Video clips
- About the Sejong Cultural Society
- Remarks & Greetings by Ambassador Kathleen Stephens
- Black Oak Ensemble Performance - Csardas
- Black Oak Ensemble Performance - Libertango
- Susanna Song Interview with Prof Mark Peterson
Thank You For Your Generous Support!
Check out our "Susanna Song's Interview with Sijo Competition Winners" series at our YouTube Channel.
Check out our new SIJO Reference Book "SIJO:Korea's Poetry Form" - sample pages
Check out our sijo and music page to see how we've incorporated sijo into contemporary musical genres ranging from hip-hop to classical
Video recordings of three high school English teachers teaching sijo writing in their classes. (VA, WI and TN)
The sijo poetry form captures a Harvard professor's imagination - Read the Boston Globe's interview of Sejong Cultural Society Writing Committee member and competition judge David McCann on sijo in America. more
KBS2TV broadcast (in Korean) - TV news station in Korea, KBS2TV covered the Sejong Cultural Society's series of sijo events in April 2010, including a sijo-based poetry reading session with Korean traditional music, writing workshop, and seminar for English teachers.
|7/13/2023||(new E-Book) 2023 Sejong Writing Competition Info and Winners' Entries
|7/12/2023||(new E-Book) Teaching: Korea and Korean American History -Resources for K-12 (Editor: Mary Connor) (E-Book at ISSUU.com)
PODCAST by Saemee Kim -"Sijo - a form of Korean poetry - gains popularity in Wisconsin. Art news article and a PODCAST on "Wisconsin Life"; co-production of Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin (5/23/23)
|3/18/2023||Our new SIJO Reference Book "SIJO:Korea's Poetry Form" - received 2023 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials from the Association for Asian Studies.|
|10/24/2022||2022 Sejong Music Competition Winners Concert (virtual) videos have been uploaded.
Excerpt video clips: 1st place winners | best interpretation of Korean theme piece
(in Korean) An introduction to the Sejong Cultural Society in Korean is now available. 세종문화회 소개 (한글)
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