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Kyong Mee Choi

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Kyong Mee Choi

Biography

Kyong Mee Choi (b. 1971, Korea) is a Korean composer, visual artist, painter, organist and poet living in the United States.

Dr. Choi received a D.M.A. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.M. in music composition at Georgia State University, and a B.S. in chemistry and science education at Ewha Womans University. She also studied Korean literature in a master’s program at Seoul National University in South Korea.

Choi received several prestigious awards and grants including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Robert Helps Prize, Aaron Copland Award, John Donald Robb Musical Trust Fund Commission, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, First prize of ASCAP/SEAMUS Award, Second prize at VI Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo, Honorary Mentions from Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges, Musica Nova, Society of Electroacoustic Music of Czech Republic, Luigi Russolo International Competition, and Destellos Competition.

She is the head of music composition and an associate professor of music composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago where she teaches composition and electro-acoustic music.


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