The 20th KMA Youth Music Competition Application (2021)

The KMA presents the 20th Youth Music Competition. This event is open to ALL students from 5th to 12th grade.

ONLINE APPLICATION LINK

RULES and REGULATIONS

  1. Date
  • Registration Period: April 1st, 2021 – May 7th , 2021, 11:59 Pacific
  • Announcement of Winners: May 22nd, 2021 
  1. Eligibility

The competition is open to All students from 5th to 12th grade.

  1. Divisions
  • Junior Division (Grade 5 to 8)

Piano / String / Woodwind/Brass / Voice

  • Senior Division (Grade 9 to 12)

Piano / String / Woodwind/Brass / Voice

4.  Enrollment

  • Registration Period: April 1st, 2021 to May 7th, 2021
  • Each contestant must submit a completed application with a $60 fee no later than May 7th, 2021.
  1. Submit the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and you can pay online with PAYPAL.

Or

  1. Your application fee can be mailed ($60 check or money order payable to KMA) to Korean Music Association       

Korean Music Association

P.O. Box 52873 Bellevue, WA 98015

5. Requirements

  • Instrument: Each performer will play one or two selections of contrasting styles from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods within 10 minutes.
  • Voice: Submit two contrasting selections from classical repertoire within 10 min.: No musical theater selections and selections should be sung in original languages.
  • Participants must perform by memory.
  • Participants are required to provide his/her own accompanist.
  • If 10 minutes of allotted time is exceeded, judges will stop listening the performance.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and may not be appealed.

6. Our Adjudicators

  • Donna Shin: Professor of Flute and Chair, Department of Woodwinds, University of Washington
  • Maria Sampen: Professor of Violin and Chair, Department of Strings, University of Puget Sound
  • Tanya Stambuk: Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies, University of Puget Sound

7.  Honors and Awards

  • Prize:
    • The Grand prize winner of the entire competition will receive a $500 scholarship award
    • Each division will be awarded First Place: $200, Second Place: $100, and Honorable Mentions.
    • Winners’ performance video will be posted on the KMA website.

Contact  kmawa80@gmail.com

Korean Music Association of Washington State

See below PayPal information.

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