Chee Hyeon Choi
Assistant Professor in Residence, Piano
Constance Hall 224
Recipient of the 2020 Teacher of the Year award from the Illinois Music Teachers Association (ISMTA), Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi is an Assistant Professor of Music in Residence. She teaches Keyboard Skills, Advanced Keyboard Skills, Piano Pedagogy, Accompanying, and Piano Literature courses and directs the keyboard program at Bradley. Dr. Choi is the Vice President-Conferences of ISMTA and has frequently been invited to present internationally and nationally. She has presented and conducted workshops at Music Teachers National Association, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, College Music Society national and regional conferences, Korea Pedagogy Conference, Improvisation Symposium, Central Michigan University, and at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Her research has specialized in discovering effective pedagogical methods and performances. Dr. Choi’s article was published in the International Piano Journal, and her new research 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 has actively performed at various venues for solo and ensemble concerts, such as the Music by Women International Festival, Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra, Bradley Symphony Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Concert at the College Music Society National Conference, of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Illinois State University. She performed at the American Protégé Winners Recital Concerts at the Carnegie Weil Recital Hall. Dr. Choi is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) for the Music Teachers National Association and has adjudicated numerous festivals and competitions including Sejong Music Competition and MTNA East Central competition. A native of South Korea, Dr. Choi holds her master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and her doctoral degree in Piano Performance & Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She studied the piano with Dr. Ian Hobson and Dr. William Heiles, Harpsichord with Dr. Charlotte Mattax, organ with Dr. Dana Robinson, and accompanying with Dr. Dennis Helmrich. 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 is the Founding Director of the Bradley Summer Piano Camp since 2014.