Chee Hyeon Choi

Instructor of Music in Residence

Constance Hall 224


An active performer, educator, clinician, and administrator, pianist Chee Hyeon Choi is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and the Vice President-Conferences of the Illinois Music Teachers Association. She has appeared at various venues for solo and ensemble concerts, as well as workshops and presentations nationally and internationally, including National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Association for Technology in Music Instruction National Conference, Central Michigan University, Michigan Midland Music Teachers Association, Improvisations Symposium, College Music Society Great Lakes Chapter, Korea Pedagogy Conference, and Illinois Music Teachers Association Annual conventions. She was invited to serve as the adjudicator for the East Central division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) competition and was a discussant at the MTNA Collegiate Symposium and presented a highlight talks at MTNA National Group Piano Forum. She served as State Chair of the Jr. Competitions of MTNA and also State Chair of the Collegiate Chapters, Advisor and President of the UIUC MTNA Student Chapter, and Vice-President for the Decatur Area Music Teachers Association. 

Dr. Choi has frequently performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in a variety of venues. She performed at the College Music Society National Convention, MTNA Group Piano/Pedagogy Forum GP3, 176 Duo Piano recital & Kyle Dzapo Flute recital in Korea, Illinois Wesleyan University, Excursion Concert Series in Lawrenceville, GA, Candlelight Concert series, Evening of J. S. Bach Keyboard Concerti, and Music for Piano Duo concerts for the Iben Arts Series. She has collaborated with the Bradley Community Chorus 60th Anniversary Concert, Bradley Symphony Orchestra  and Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. She was the featured soloist for concerto performances with the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra in LaGrange and with Bradley Symphony Orchestra.  Her competition awards include the Buono & Bradshaw International Piano Competition, the American Protégé International Piano and String Competition, and the International Romantic Music Competition where she performed at the winners concerts in the Carnegie, Weill Recital Hall in New York in 2012 and 2014.

She holds a Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and doctoral degree in Piano and Piano Literature at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She studied the piano with Drs. Ian Hobson and William Heiles, piano pedagogy with Drs. Reid Alexander and Christos Tsitsaros, harpsichord under Dr. Charlette Mattax, and organ with Dr. Dana Robinson. She was on the faculty at Millikin University, served as the UIUC Piano Lab Program Coordinator, and has been on the faculty of the Illinois Summer Youth Music camps since 2007. Dr. Choi founded the Bradley University Summer Piano Camp in 2014 and has continued to direct the program. At Bradley, Dr. Choi teaches Keyboard Skills, Advanced Keyboard Skills, Applied Lessons, Piano Pedagogy, Accompanying, and Piano Literature courses.