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Dr. Hyeri Choi

Dr. Hyeri Choi

Associate Professor of Music | Violin | Strings Area Coordinator

(208) 282-3355


  • B.M. 2006, Ewha Womans University (Korea)
  • Certificate, 2007, Toho Gakuen School of Music Orchestra Academy (Japan)
  • M.M. 2009, Eastman School of Music
  • D.M.A. 2014, Eastman School of Music

Joined ISU Faculty in 2016

Dr. Hyeri Choi is Associate Professor of Violin at Idaho State University where she coordinates the string program, teaches violin, viola, and related academic courses, and directs the string division of the ISU Summer Institute for Piano and Strings. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Dr. Choi is a passionate orchestra, solo, and chamber musician. As an orchestral musician, she has been the Concertmaster of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony since 2016 and is also a section violin of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra in Montana. She served as a guest concertmaster of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra in 2016, assistant concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes from 2012-16, and principal second violin of the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Korea.

As a soloist, Hyeri made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, as the First Prize Winner of 2014 American Protégé International Strings and Piano Competition. During her Eastman years, she gave a solo recital in the Musicales Concert Series at George Eastman House in 2012. As a chamber player, Dr. Choi is a violinist in the Monarch Piano Trio at ISU, a member of Duo “Raon,” and a member of the Piano Trio “Dante Deo” which was created by Eastman alumni. She was invited to perform at the 2017 / 2019 Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Summer Season Preview Concert and was invited as a full scholarship fellow of the 1st and 2nd New Mexico Chamber Music Festival in Albuquerque. Hyeri has participated internationally with renowned artists in various summer festivals with full scholarships, including the Kirishima International Music Festival (Japan), the Music Alp Festival (France), and the Music Academy of the West (USA).

Dr. Choi was on the faculty of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division in New Jersey. During the summer, she serves as an assistant concertmaster at the MostArts Festival in Alfred, NY, and she is on the faculty at Montecito International Music Festival in Riverside, CA, and InterHarmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy