Junewon Choi

Junewon C.

Anaheim, CA
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About

Junewon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2007

Junewon has been performing very actively nationally and internationally. He was a finalist of Wilson Center Guitar Competition in 2016. As a leader of ‘June Trio’, awarded Research Enhancement Funds from Michigan State University, he performed in Bucharest, Romania with an invitation for a semi-finalist of International Bucharest Jazz Competition 2015. In 2014, he also played at National Academy For the Performing Arts in Trinidad and Tobago.
While he was pursuing his Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, he served as a Teaching Assistant, and he was a member of Bebop-Spartan, the Jazz Orchestra I, directed by Rodney Whitaker. He played and recorded worldly renowned jazz musicians, such as Joe Hunt, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Antonio Hart, Jon Faddis, Mark Turner, Ben Street, and Peter Bernstein to name a few.
Ever since he started to form his own group to play for the public, trio has been his most favorite ensemble. He played with his trio many times at different venue in Boston, while he was attending Berklee College of Music. Also he was a featured jazz artist at Club Bohemia, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
As a sideman, he played and recorded many times in Boston, Lansing as well as South Korea. When MSU Spartan Jazz Trombone Group was a winner of ITA, Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition in 2014 he was the rhythm section.
Junewon is not only fascinated by jazz guitar playing but also jazz harmony, arranging, and composing. “Isn’t It Love”, one of his composition has been released by recording of New York City based jazz guitarist, Peter Bernstein in 2012.
Currently, he plays guitar with Shekinah Worship Band every Sunday at Sa-Rang Comunity Church in Anaheim, CA, while he is working on his debut album by composing, arranging, and rehearsing with his trio.

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
Norton Piano Studio

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Michigan State University

Education

Masre of Music in Jazz Studies
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Music in Performance
Jan 2006 - Dec 2011
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Korean
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Graduate Certificate in Performance
May 2017
University of Southern California

Awards

Research Enhancement Funds
Mar 2015
Michigan State University

Photos & Videos

Lecture Recital at Michigan State University
Lecture Recital at Michigan State University
Lecture Recital at Michigan State University
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Michael S. Sep 26, 2017
Korean · Online

I really enjoyed our first lesson. He was clear and had materials for me, and even thought ahead of if I had studied on my own, which I had! I would recommend him to anyone. Loads of fun with great homework to boot!

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