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Chee Hyeon Choi

Headshot of Dr. Chee Hyeon ChoiDr. Chee Hyeon Choi has presented internationally and nationally on collegiate group piano teaching, music by BIPOC composers, and incorporating technology in piano teaching. She was featured at the College Music Society/Association of Technology for Music Instruction national conferences (CA, KY, NY & FL), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) national conferences (IL & NV), Kimhae International Music Symposium (Korea), National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Korea Pedagogy Conference, Improvisation Symposium (OH), MTNA Group Piano Symposium (OH), MTNA Collegiate Symposium (TX, IN), Central Michigan University, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She has served as a faculty for the Illinois Music Summer Youth Music piano camp since 2007. She also taught at the Millikin University piano camp and was the founder & director of the Bradley Summer Piano Camp. She served as the VP-Conferences of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and was the President-Elect of ISMTA prior to joining the Louisiana Music Teachers Association in 2023.

Dr. Choi performed solos and ensembles at various venues including Composers In Asia Symposium (FL), Pablo Center at the Confluence (WI), the Central Florida Composers' Forum (FL), Music by Women International Festival (Columbus, MS), and at the Carnegie Weil Recital Hall (NY). She also has performed as the principal keyboardist with Heartland Festival Orchestra and Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Originally from South Korea, Dr. Choi holds a Master’s degree in piano pedagogy and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano and Piano Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her appointment at UL Lafayette, Choi oversaw the keyboard area as an Assistant Professor in Residence at Bradley University (IL) and was an adjunct faculty at Millikin University. She served as the Piano Laboratory Coordinator at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She was presented the Award of Excellence by the Bradley University Family Association in 2023. She was the recipient of the 2020 Illinois State Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year award.