Photograph from IUPUI Music and Arts Technology website
E.J. Choe, DM
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of IUPUI Music Academy
As an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of the IUPUI Music Academy, E.J. Choe helps students to excel in mastering vocals and learning to play instruments. Choe is an accomplished pianist, and performed her first televised concert in her native Korea at age 6. She continues to travel to Korea to give concerts and teach master classes. Choe has also received two grants from the Office of International Affairs to recruit Korean students to IUPUI.
As the director of the IUPUI Music Academy, Choe oversees 400 currently enrolled students from the Indianapolis community. The Music Academy began in 1996 as an outreach program to help community members study music, and offers programs for all age groups. Choe also offers music outreach programming in conjunction with several local organizations, including St. Richards Episcopal School, IUPUI Center for Young Children, Girls Inc., and Indiana Association of Home Educators.
Besides teaching piano, Choe has worked as a vocal coach. She once served as the opera coach and music director for the Aspen Music Festival Opera Center. She has also coached at the Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania, Italy; Indiana University Opera Center; and DePauw University. Choe has worked with many famous opera singers, including Martina Arroyo, James King, Giorgio Tozzi, Roy Samuelsen, and Virginia Zeani.
Choe serves as the Education Chair for the Young Musicians Contest of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association, Vice President of the Indiana State Music Federation, and Vice Chair of the Central Great Lake Regional Chapter for National Guild Community Schools of the Arts. She is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of Community Outreach and Music Technology. Choe is currently working to bring the 2012 conferences of the Indiana State Music Federation State Play-offs and Central Great Lake Regional Chapter Meeting to IUPUI.
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