Jiyeon Choi

Jiyeon Choi

Lecturer, Clarinet

Clarinetist and educator Jiyeon Choi joined the Arts & Sciences faculty as a lecturer in Clarinet and as principal clarinet with the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra in the Fall of 2019, and also holds the principal clarinet position with the Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois. She is an advocate for contemporary music as well as specializing in standard solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire. Her primary research explores the chamber music of Jörg Widmann, a renowned German clarinetist and composer. She is an alto clarinet player for the Seoul Clarinet Ensemble and also a core member of the newly-founded ensemble VIM, a new music ensemble featuring southeastern artist with cross-disciplinary performances based in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Choi has previously served on the faculty for Purdue University and the Illinois Summer Youth Music program. She has performed with the several orchestras including Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Festival Orchestra, Springfield Choral Society and Champaign Urbana Symphony Orchestra. She received solo and chamber awards from various competitions, including Misbin Chamber Competition, the American Prize, and a runner up from the Krannert Debut Artist Competition. She has performed in prestigious venues such as National Arts Centre, Ottawa, and Carnegie Hall, among others. She was a member of National Orchestral Institute 2016 with a scholarship and she has been a resident artist at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, Orchestre de la Francophonie in Montreal, QC and TIMF Academy Orchestra. She can be heard on the recording American Series: Randall Thomson “Symphony No. 2” under James Ross, released by Naxos.

Dr. Choi received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music performance from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Ewha Womans University. Her principal teachers include J. David Harris, Kenneth Grant, Hyun Gon Kim and Jeongmin Song. 


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu