Grace Choi

Dr. Grace Choi

Piano Faculty

Year Started at GU: 2017
Phone: 618.664.6562
Areas of Responsibility:

Applied Piano, Class Piano, Accompanying


D.M.A., Music Education (Piano), Eastman School of Music, 2017
Certificate of Graduate Studies, Dallas Theological  Seminary, 2013
M.M., Piano Performance, and Pedagogy, Southern Methodist University, 2009
M.M., Music Education (Piano), Eastman School of Music, 2007
B.M., Piano Performance and B.A., English Language and Literature, Sookmyung Women’s University, 2005

About Grace Choi

Grace Choi is an active performer, teacher, and advocate for the arts. Since her debut concerto performance at the age of 13 with the University of Texas at Arlington orchestra, she has performed throughout Asia, Europe, and North America.

Dr. Choi earned bachelor’s degrees in Piano Performance and English Language and Literature with dual teaching certifications from Sookmyung Women’s University. Graduating summa cum laude, she received the College of Music Dean’s Award. Choi obtained a Master of Music in Music Education with the Arts Leadership Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, and a second MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Southern Methodist University. She was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda at SMU.

Dr. Choi taught in Dallas, TX before starting the Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. As the first pianist of the DMA program in the Department of Music Teaching and Learning, Choi served various departments as a teaching assistant and part-time graduate instructor. She is the recipient of the prestigious Teaching Assistant Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

During recent years, Dr. Choi presented a lecture with live performing and teaching demonstrations on “Encouraging Improvisation through 18th Century Performance Practice in Collegiate Class Piano” at the 2018 College Music Society Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference (Denver, CO), 2017 McGill Music Graduate Symposium (Montreal, Canada), and the 38th International European Piano Teachers Association Conference (Reykjavík, Iceland).


Applied Piano
Class Piano Fundamentals
Class Piano I-IV
Commercial Keyboard
Piano Pedagogy and Literature

Publications and Presentations

- College Music Society Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference, Denver, CO (2018)
- McGill Music Graduate Symposium, Montreal, Québec, Canada (2017)
- 38th International European Piano Teachers Association Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland (2016)

Poster Presentations:
- Music Teachers National Association GP3, Oberlin, OH (2018)
- National Association for Music Education Eastern Division, Providence, RI (2015)
- Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, Tampa, FL (2015)

- Choi, J. G. (2017). Improvisation in Collegiate Class Piano (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

Professional Affiliations

The College Music Society
National Association for Music Education

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