Faculty & Staff

Dr. Nayoon Choi


Adjunct Applied Faculty

  • Flute


  • B.M., Royal College of Music (2006)
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Trinity College of Music (2007)
  • M.M. Flute Performance, Illinois State University (2010)
  • D.M.A. Flute Performance, George Mason University (2021, under the tutelage of Prof. Julianna Nickel)

Dr. Nayoon Choi is an active flutist, teacher, and freelancer in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC areas. Born in South Korea, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in London, her Postgraduate Diploma from the Trinity College of Music in London, her Master of Music degree in flute performance from Illinois State University, and her Doctor of Musical Arts from George Mason University in flute performance (2021) under the tutelage of Prof. Julianna Nickel. 

Nayoon made her solo debut with the Masan Youth Symphony Orchestra in South Korea at age 12. Ms. Choi has given solo recitals throughout Korea, London, and the United States, and she has toured Spain and the United Kingdom as a member of the Meridian Trio for flute, viola, and harp; she has also toured Austria as a member of the Eine Flute Ensemble. She has performed at major venues across the United States, including the Kennedy Center, as a member of the Ahrya Trio. She has won concerto competitions at George Mason University and Illinois State University and was awarded the prize at the North London Chamber Festival. She has performed in numerous masterclasses with Sebastian Bell, Andras Adorjan, Susan Milan, Wissam Boustany, Jeffrey Khaner, and Christina Jennings. Her former teachers include Dr. Young Kim, Susan Milan, Paul Edmund-Davies, Jamie Martin, Wissam Boustany, Dr. Kimberly Risinger, and Prof. Julianna Nickel. 

Dr. Nayoon Choi teaches at Mason Arts Academy and George Mason University, and performs actively as a soloist and as a member of the Ahrya Trio.


Contact Dr. Choi at nchoi3@gmu.edu

For more information about the Flute Studio at Mason, please contact Prof. Julianna Nickel at jnickel@gmu.edu.