​Dr. Eunjung Choi

With excellent record of both research and piano performance/pedagogy, Dr. Eunjung Choi cooperates our music department to foster Claflin students as a visionary leader and provides her service to music education field.

Biography

Dr. Eunjung Choi, a native of Seoul, South Korea, currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, teaching applied piano, class piano, piano pedagogy and literature, and music appreciation. Most recently, she has been awarded a South Carolina Arts Commission Quarterly Grant to make her solo piano performance CD (released in June 2016), titled "Inside Out: A Journey." The Quarterly Support grants program is funded in part by a generous award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, the SC Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. She also has been awarded a Major Grant from the Humanities Council SC, titled "Promoting South Carolina African-American Composers' Classical Music," and has presented a lecture-recital series around the state. Videos from the lecture-recital series can be found here.

Dr. Choi has presented numerous performances, lectures, and workshops to international, national, and regional music audiences in the United States and South Korea, including the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy Annual Symposiums, Boston University African-American Music in World Culture Conference, South Carolina Music Educators Association Annual Professional Development Conference, National Association of Negro Musicians Convention, and the College Music Society International, National, and Regional Conferences. Her articles also have been published in Music Educators Journal, 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, master-class clinician, and adjudicator, Dr. Choi is chair of the young artist/chamber music competitions of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association and also serves on the board of directors of the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy.

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Pedagogy, University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • Master of Music, Piano and Organ Performance, Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Certificate (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music), Music Teachers National Association
  • Certificate, Management Development Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Research Interests

  • Multiculturalism in Music Performance
  • Piano Music of Franz Liszt
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching Approaches in Music Higher Education
  • Integration of Music and English Language Instruction
  • Music Administration in Higher Education

Activities and Honors

  • The National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), Member
  • Music Teachers National Association, Member
  • South Carolina Music Teachers Association, Member
  • The College Music Society, Member
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, Honorary Music Society, Lifetime Member
  • The Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy, Lifetime Member
  • The Korea Music Educators Society, Lifetime Member
  • The Korean Society of Music Educational Technology, Lifetime Member
  • The Korean Piano Society, Lifetime Member
  • South Carolina Arts Commission Quarterly Grant for Individual Artist, December 2015
  • Claflin University Summer Research Grant, May 2014
  • Research Fellowship from the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Claflin University, May 2013
  • Claflin University Summer Research Grant, May 2013
  • The Humanities Council SC Major Grant ($8,000), “Promoting SC African-American Composers’ Classical Music,” Principal Investigator, September 2012
  • Claflin University Summer Research Grant, May 2012

Recent Publications

  • Choi, E. & Keith, L. (2016). “Cultural Diversity: Resources for Music Educators in Selected Works of Three Contemporary African-American Classical Composers,” Music Educators Journal 103, no. 2, 35-40.
  • Choi, E. (2015). “A Survey of the Perceptions on Integrating Music and English Language Instruction in South Korea,” The Korean Society of Music Educational Technology 25, 57-73.
  • Choi, E & Kwon, S. (2013). “Multicultural Approach to Korean Contemporary Music with the Traditional Folk Song ‘Bird, Bird, Blue Bird,” American Music Teacher 62, no. 4, 18-23. 

Recent Presentations

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches in Music Higher Education, The College Music Society 2016 Summit, Columbia, SC, June 2016.
  • Using Music Education Curricula to Enhance English Language Learning, Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.
  • Study Abroad at Claflin University, JEI University, Incheon, South Korea, May 2015.
  • Can Music and English Language Instruction be Effectively Integrated in South Korea?, The 7th Annual Symposium of the Korean Association of Piano Pedagogy, Seoul, South Korea, May 2015.
  • Accessible Piano Duet Repertoire Based on Jazz Idioms, Charleston Music Teacher’s Association, Charleston, SC, April 2015.
  • Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Limestone College, Gaffney, SC, March 2015.
  • Cultural Perspectives of Contemporary African-American Composer's Classical Music, College Music Society Southern Chapter Regional Conference, Columbus, MI, February 2015.
  • Advancing Contemporary African-American Composers' Classical Music, African Diaspora Symposium, Orangeburg, SC, November 2014.
  •  Inspiring Jazz Duets for Intermediate Pianists, Greenville Women's Music Club, Greenville, SC, May 2014. 
  • Exploring South Carolina African-American Composers’ Classical Music, Boston University African-American Music in World Culture Conference, Boston, MA, March 2014.
  • Contributions of Contemporary African-American Composers’ Classical Music, College Music Society Great Plains Chapter 33rd Regional Conference, Liberty, MO, March 2014.
  • Contributions of South Carolina’s African-American Composers’ Classical Music, South Carolina Music Educators Association Annual Professional Development Conference, Charleston, SC, February 2014.

Dr. Eunjung Choi
​Dr. Eunjung Choi
Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Contact
W. Vernon Middleton Fine Arts Center, 115
803-535-5355