Eugene Choi – Producer, Tenor
Eugene Choi graduated from UC Irvine and USC with a Bachelor’s and Master’s respectively in computer engineering and completed his Executive MBA program at UC Irvine. It was out of his personal love for music that inspired him to start Harmonia Singers. He currently serves as the CEO of the United Exchange Corporation and is an active member of the CEO Roundtable at UC Irvine and Council of Korean Americans.
Joseph Cho – Music Director, Tenor
Joseph Cho started his music career as a soprano for the World Vision Children’s Choir at nine years old. He continued on to graduate from the Seoul National University with a Bachelor of Music and UCLA for his Master of Fine Arts. He currently serves as an associate professor and chairman of the Music Department at Hope International University and as the music director at Sa-rang Community Church and The Elder’s Choir of Southern California.
Sung Bong Kim – Tenor
Sung Bok Kim earned his Bachelor of Music at Seoul National University, Master of Music in vocal arts at USC Thornton School of Music, and Master of Church Music at Hope International University. He currently sings as a chorister in the Los Angeles Opera and continues to be a featured guest singer and soloist in various choral societies and orchestras all the while serving as a conductor at the Orange Canaan Presbyterian Church.
Ildoo Kim – Tenor
Ildoo Kim earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts from Seoul National University and the Master of Church Music from Hope International University. He has been featured in numerous operas and has performed in some of the major performance halls of Southern California, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He is currently the music director and conductor for the Calvary Mission Church Choir and is a soloist in the Southern California Levi Men’s Chorus.
David Dong-Geun Kim – Baritone
David Dong-Geun Kim studied with David Adams at College-Conservatory of Music and James Taylor at Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University where he finished his Artist Diploma. His repertoire ranges from Early Baroque to 20th century music as well as Bach and German Romantic oratorios. He currently serves as the music director at New Life Vision Church and Bliss Youth Orchestra and proudly sings as a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Hong Suk Chae – Baritone
Hong Suk Chae received his Bachelors of Music from University of Oregon, Master of Music from UCLA, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice from Claremont Graduate University. He has also received a Performance Diploma from Indiana University and AIDA Music Academy in Rome, Italy. His impressive lineup of opera and soloist performances include pieces with the UCLA Opera, LA Chamber Choir, and UCLA Philharmonic.
Somang Jegal – Accompanist
Somang Jegal received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music with highest honors from Seoul National University, and he finished his Artist Diploma at the USC Thornton School of Music. He has won numerous renowned international competitions including the Grand Prize at the Korea Music Foundation Competition, the Washington International Competition for Piano, and the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition.