Jihye Choi
Organ Scholar

Jihye Choi is pursuing a Doctor of Music at Indiana University, studying with Dr. Janette Fishell. Jihye received her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from the University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory of Music), where she studied with Dr. Michael Unger. She won First Prize at the Strader Organ Competition in both 2015 and 2017, which awarded her a full-tuition scholarship to obtain her master’s degree. Ms. Choi received a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music from the Seoul Theological University where she was a recipient of a four-year scholarship as a top student of the church music department and graduated summa cum laude in 2010. Her teachers include Kum-ock Baik and Jisung Kim.

Ms. Choi has won many awards in organ competitions. Prizes include First Prize in Duo at the YoungSan Organ competition in South Korea (2014), third prize at the Sydney Organ Competition (2016) in Australia, second prize at the Arthur Poister Organ Scholarship Competition (2016), first prize at the Fort Wayne National Organ Competition (2018), second prize in the Sursa Organ Competition (2019), and a 2020 semifinalist at the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). Most recently she was selected as one of the semifinalists in the NYACOP 2022. She also has performed as an active concert organist in South Korea, the United States, and Europe. She served as the Organist and Assistant Music Director at First Christian Church and an Associate Instructor at the Jacobs School of Music, teaching secondary piano.