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BIOGRAPHY

Dong-In Danny Choi (b. 1998) is a versatile young Canadian composer. Writing for various mediums including large ensemble concert works, chamber music, solo works, music for films and TV, and more, his music reflects a mix of lush Romantic-inspired language, film techniques, contemporary music, and a cocktail of influences from other genres. 

As part of the judging panel of the JUNOS Awards, he is an active member of the Canadian music scene. His music is played internationally, including collaborations with ensembles including the Standing Wave, Erato, Nu:BC Ensembles, the NYU Contemporary Ensemble, the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the National Youth Band of Canada, the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Winds, and Symphony Orchestra, and NYU Orchestra. He is also the winner of the 2022 Alan Menken Scholarship and the 2019 Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition.

​Largely self-taught in composition, orchestration, and various instruments (piano/keys, clarinet, guitar, drums, saxophone, and cello) starting at age 10, he is fluent in many different genres. His flexibility in classical, choral, jazz, rock, funk, pop, and contemporary church music genres allows him a wide array and palette in his work. He has studied Screen Scoring at NYU (MM ’23), and Music Composition at the Unversity of British Columbia (BMus ’20). His mentors include Jocelyn Morlock, Keith Hamel, Stephen Chatman, Pat Carrabré, Dorothy Chang, Rodney Sharman, Eric Hachikian, John Kaefer, and Catherine Joy.

​Choi’s work aims to connect emotionally with fellow musicians and audiences in modern ways, including through accessible performance culture, multimedia audio-visual components, and film scoring. 

A fun teacher-student lineage chart made by Magic Whiteman, tracing various lineages from Nadia Boulanger all the way to D.I.D. CHOI. Made for UBC's December 2023 "A Canadian In Paris" Concert

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Screen Composer's Guild of Canada Mentorship - 2024

Society for Composers and Lyricists Mentorship - 2023

Alan Menken Scholarship - Alan Menken with NYU Screen Scoring - 2022

Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition - Canadian Band Association - 2019

Korean Honor Scholarship - Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada - 2018

Isabel Jane Lownsbrough Memorial Scholarship - University of British Columbia - 2018

Cortland Hultberg Memorial Scholarship - University of British Columbia - 2017

Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship - University of British Columbia - 2016-2018

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