Adjunct Professor of Strings (2011)

Bradford Hall
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601


Yoonie Choi, cellist, began playing the cello at the age of six in her native Seoul, South Korea. At thirteen, she commenced studies in America which took her to the Manhattan School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Kent State University. Dr. Choi now resides in Lexington, Kentucky after completing her recent doctoral degree in Cello Performance at the University of Kentucky. She was principal cellist with both the University of Kentucky and Kent State University Orchestras and was a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and Akron Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing and teaching, she has founded a company that trades Kentucky Thoroughbred horses to South Korea.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Performance Certificate, Manhattan School of Music
  • B.M. (Cello Performance), Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • M.M. (Cello Performance), Kent State University
  • D.M.A. (Cello Performance), University of Kentucky