Dr. JeeYoon Choi


Dr. JeeYoon Choi founded the Bach Festival of Charleston and served as its Artistic Director from 2008 to 2013. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, Master’s degree with honors from Westminster Choir College, and Bachelor’s degree with distinction from Ewah Women’s University in Seoul. Her organ teachers include Stefan Engels and James David Christie, and she has studied further in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands with Olivier Latry, Harald Vogel, Ton Koopman, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Leo van Doeselaar, Kurt Lueders, Lionel Rogg, Michael Radulescu, Edoardo Bellotti, and Jacques van Oortmerssen.

Dr. Choi’s doctoral dissertation, “A Comprehensive Study of Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Use of Lutheran Chorale and Gregorian Chant in His Organ Music,” was published in 2007. She has published further and lectured on Karg-Elert’s organ music in other prestigious venues including the Karg-Elert Archive in London, the Karg-Elert Gesellschaft conference in Leipzig, Germany, and the local chapters and the national convention of the American Guild of Organists. Her annotated performer’s edition of Karg-Elert’s organ music is awaiting publication by Wayne Leupold Editions.

Dr. Choi has performed recitals across the United States, Korea, and Europe and has won several organ competitions. She taught organ at Boston University and served as a board member of the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Her other professional experience includes serving as rehearsal pianist for the University Chorale at Boston College and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble.

Dr. Choi is currently the Director of Music and Organist at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in Charleston, an adjunct faculty member of Limestone College, and a faculty member of the Leonard School of Music.

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