Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi
Chee Hyeon Choi is an Assistant Professor in Residence at Bradley University, where she coordinates keyboard studies. Dr. Choi has performed solos and ensembles at various venues including the Composers In Asia Symposium, the Central Florida Composers’ Forum, Music by Women International Festival, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Concert, and at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. She also performed as the principal keyboardist with Heartland Festival Orchestra and Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to present internationally and nationally at the College Music Society/Association of Technology for Music Instruction, Music Teachers National Association, Kimhae International Music Symposium, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Korea Pedagogy Conference, Improvisation Symposium, MTNA Group Piano Symposium, MTNA Collegiate Symposium, Central Michigan University, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dr. Choi was the recipient of the 2020 Illinois State Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year award. She is the founder & director of the Bradley Summer Piano Camp and has served as a faculty for the Illinois Summer Youth Music. Dr. Choi served as the VP-Conferences of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and is the President-Elect of ISMTA.
Dr. Mark De Zwaan
Dr. Mark De Zwaan is a musician and educator of wide versatility, and has been featured as a soloist and clinician overseas and across the United States. As teaching artist, he has appeared at venues such as the Steinway Pacific Headquarters in Shanghai, China and the Mendelssohn Concert Hall in Luckenwalde, Germany, working with both pre-college and college students of all levels in performance clinics and workshops. He greatly enjoys helping students build their musical skills in all areas. De Zwaan is a veteran instructor of classical, jazz, and commercial styles, and he also has considerable experience instructing the subjects of music history, music theory, and aural skills for the Bradley University Music Department as Assistant Professor of Music History and Piano. A graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, De Zwaan remains an active performer in classical and jazz venues across the United States and locally in central Illinois.