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.



  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.


  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.


Korean Music Association of Washington State

See below PayPal information.

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