SEPF Competition Jurist Eunjung Choi

Eunjung Choi

Eunjung Choi

Professor of Music,
Claflin University

Pianist Eunjung Choi, a native of Seoul, South Korea, currently serves as Professor of Music at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where she administers the keyboard program as well as teaches applied piano, class piano, piano pedagogy/literature, and music appreciation courses. Most recently, Dr. Choi was selected to be one of four recipients for the FY 2023 Fellowship award from the South Carolina Arts Commission. In addition, she was awarded a 2022 SC Humanities Major Grant to present lecture-recital series to South Carolina audiences. She was also awarded a 2021 South Carolina Arts Commission Arts Project Support Grant to make her CD, titled “Celebrating Women Composers.” Other performance projects have included a 2016 South Carolina Arts Commission Quarterly Grant to make her solo CD, titled “Inside Out: A Journey,” and a Major Grant from The Humanities Council SC for the lecture-recital series, “Promoting South Carolina African-American Composers' Classical Music.” Videos from the lecture-recital series may be viewed at

Dr. Choi has presented numerous performances to international, national, and regional music audiences in the United States and South Korea. She has been selected to perform in many conferences, including the College Music Society’s Regional, National, and International Conferences, Boston University African-American Music in World Culture International Conference, African Diaspora Symposium, The National Association of Negro Musicians Annual Conference, and The Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy Annual Symposiums in Seoul, South Korea. She has also been invited to perform in various venues such as Georgia College & State University Concert Series, Edward Waters College Concert Series, Steinway Galleries of Greenville and Charleston, Greenville Women’s Music Club, Stevenson Auditorium Concert sponsored by the Orangeburg Music Club, Pensacola Music Teachers Association, Texas A&M University-Commerce Concert Series, Midwestern State University Concert Series, The Korea Opera Society, Gimpo City Opera Association, and The Korea Piano Society in South Korea. In addition, Dr. Choi has been appeared as a concerto soloist with the Limestone College Wind Ensemble, Claflin University Wind Ensemble, and Georgia College & State University Concert Band.

Her research presentations have included topics such as multicultural music performance and teaching strategies and curriculum development to incorporate interdisciplinary approaches in music higher education. Her articles have been published in International Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Science, Piano Magazine, American Music Teacher, the Journal of Music Education Science, published by the Korean Society of Music Educational Technology, and the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy Press.

In addition to her active schedule as a soloist, collaborative artist, masterclass clinician, and adjudicator, Dr. Choi is very active in the South Carolina Music Teachers Association, serving as President-Elect. She is also a board member of the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy.

Dr. Choi holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina, a master's degree in Piano and Organ Performance from Ball State University, and a bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from Dongduk Women's University, Seoul, South Korea. In addition, she completed a Management Development Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her principal teachers include Charles Fugo, Scott Price, Robert Palmer, Kirby Koriath, and Myung Hye Bang.

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