Mina Choi (Organ/Harpsichord) is currently working as University Minister/ Chapel Music Director and Adjunct Faculty at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She a doctoral candidate in Organ and Harpsichord, with a cognate in Historical Musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Brownson Fellowship and Crystal Fellowship recipient.
Raised in Dallas, her career began after winning first place at the 1997 Texas All-State Piano Competition and receiving the 1998 First Place Winner Scholarship from the Irving Symphony League of Texas. Following this success, Mina has earned a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degree and various research opportunities from prestigious institutions worldwide: Eastman School of Music, Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, Yale University, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart in Germany, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Cornell University, and Princeton Theological Seminary.
Additionally, she has received numerous awards and scholarships such as the RCM Drake Award, Hugh Giles Prize from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, First Prize Winner of Max Reger Orgel Concours Organ Competition in Netherlands, and Third Prize Winner of Franz Schmidt International Organ Competition in Austria.
In addition to her position at La Salle, she is also serving as the principal organist and the director of youth choir and youth bells at Doylestown Presbyterian Church in Doylestown, PA.