The mission of this competition is to encourage composers to write pieces of music using Korean traditional themes that can be played by young musicians studying western musical instruments.
The selected pieces will be used as required pieces for the Sejong Music Competition in Chicago. There is a scarcity of original music containing Korean themes that can be played by young students.
By using these pieces in our music competitions, we hope such traditional music will stimulate an interest in the Korean cultural heritage, and disseminate Korean melodies to people of different ethnic backgrounds.
We believe music is a universal language and it allows people from different corner of the world to communicate without using words, and we hope to use this language to its fullest extent.