About Chee Hyeon Choi
The recipient of the 2020 Teacher of the Year award from the Illinois Music Teachers Association (ISMTA), Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi is a piano faculty of Bradley University. She is Vice President-Conferences of ISMTA and has actively performed and presented internationally and nationally. She has performed at various venues for solo and ensemble concerts, such as the Bradley Symphony Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra, and recent virtual performances at Music by Women International Festival. She has also presented in numerous conferences and workshops, including Music Teachers National Association, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, College Music Society, Korea Pedagogy Conference, Improvisation Symposium, Central Michigan University. Most recently, she was invited to present at the College Music Society Southern Chapter in February and at the University of Wisconsin Platteville in March. Her research has specialized in discovering effective pedagogical methods and performances. Her article, Integrating Technology in Group Piano Curriculum for Music Educators of the Next Generation was published in the Journal of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction.
Dr. Choi is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) for the Music Teachers Association and adjudicated numerous festivals and competitions. A native of South Korea, Dr. Choi holds her Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and her doctoral degree in Piano Performance & Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She was a faculty member at Millikin University and the Piano Lab Program Coordinator at UIUC. She has served on the piano faculty for Illinois Summer Youth Music camps since 2007 and has directed the Bradley Summer Piano Camp since 2014.