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Joyce Kwon

Joyce Kwon is a singer, composer, and gayageum player making folk music for folks of the diaspora. After nearly a decade away, with stints teaching music to indigenous people in the Amazon and tutoring North Korean refugees in Seoul, she has returned to Los Angeles and is excited to be connecting with communities here as a teaching artist joining the effort to make arts education more accessible.

Joyce recently released her debut album of new-American folk songs, “Dream of Home,” and is currently at work on an EP of original choral compositions. She has a bachelor’s degree in music (composition and contemporary improvisation) from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in jazz performance (voice) from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was also a fellow at the Center for Music Entrepreneurship. Please visit for more information.