Dr. Chung-Ha Kim
teaches Preparatory Piano, Class Piano, and Piano Pedagogy at Millikin University. She received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, her Master of Music and her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. She remains active as a solo as well as collaborative pianist: recent recitals were at Harper College, University of Chicago, Millikin University, Western Illinois University, Radford University in Virginia, Mount Union College in Ohio, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kim has published articles in Clavier and Piano Pedagogy Forum. An active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), she currently serves as president of the Decatur Area Music Teachers Association (DAMTA).
An active musician, instructor, and administrator, Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi
completed her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in 2011. She also holds a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy from UIUC. Recognized in the list of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by the Center for Teaching Excellence throughout her appointment as teaching assistant at UIUC, she extends her excellence in teaching piano to the community as coordinator of the Piano Laboratory Program at UIUC since 2009. As a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), she served as president of the UIUC Music Teachers National Association from 2009-2010, and is currently vice president of the Decatur Area Music Teachers Association. Among her awards are an honorable mention at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, 2nd prize in the American Protégé International Piano competition and an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Since 2007, Dr. Choi has served on the piano faculty for the Illinois Youth Summer Music Piano Camp. She currently teaches class piano and preparatory piano at Millikin University.
hails from Latham, Illinois, and is currently a senior Millikin University piano performance major. Eric enjoys sharing his piano talents as well as his singer/songwriter talents. Having been involved with country music his whole life, Eric has added many performances to his list of endeavors. Most recently, he was the opening act for national recording artists, Rodney Atkins, Frankie Ballard, and Lee Brice and was also a state finalist in the Kentucky Texaco Country Showdown in the Fall. Eric is excited to be a part of this year’s camp and looks forward to sharing his talents. He would like to thank his family for the tremendous amount of support they have given to him. For information about Eric and his music, please visitwww.ericburgett.com
or twitter! @ericgburgett