Hye-Jean Choi, A.B.D.
serves as assistant professor of organ and university organist and teaches
organ, piano, and music theory. She earned the B.M. and the M.M. in organ
performance from Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea; the Master of
Sacred Music in organ and choral conducting (Perkins School of Theology), and
the M.M. in harpsichord performance (Meadows School of Arts) from Southern
Methodist University. She is a candidate for the D.M.A. (A.B.D.) in organ
performance at the University of North Texas.
teachers have been Lenora McCroskey, Robert T. Anderson, and Moon-Kyung Chae
(organ); Larry Palmer (harpsichord); Henry Gibbons and Constantina Tsolainou
(choral conducting); Kenneth Hart, C. Michael Hawn, and Dorothy Underwood
awarded Teaching Fellow positions in organ and harpsichord, piano, and theory
at the University of North Texas from 1997 to 2001. As a church musician, Choi
has served churches for past 17 years, in both South Korea and Texas, including
the Saemoonan Presbyterian Church, which was the first Protestant church
founded in Korea by an American missionary about 115 years ago. Currently, she
is the organist of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Denton, Texas.
As a performer,
Choi has been a guest artist for the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society,
the Dallas chapter of American Guild of Organists, The Fourth Presbyterian
Church of Chicago, Dallas Bach Society, Denton Bach Society, Fort Worth Early
Music, and Abilene Chamber Players. She won the first prize in the graduate
division of the 1997 William Hall Pipe Organ Competition as well as many
educational honors and awards.
- Bachelor of Music, Organ and Church Music, Elwha Women’s
- Master of Music, Organ Performance, Elwha Women’s
- Master of Music, Organ and Choral Conducting, Southern
Methodist University, 1995
- Master of Music, Harpsichord, Southern Methodist
- Doctor of Musical Arts, Organ, University of North