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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 from Los Angeles, with stints teaching music to indigenous people in the Amazon and tutoring North Korean refugees in Seoul, she’s glad to be finding community back home, working collaboratively to make the arts more accessible and equitable.

Joyce has served on the Equity, Diversity, Accessibility & Inclusion and strategic planning committees at Young Musicians Foundation and as an Arts for LA Delegate. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Manhattan School of Music, where she was a fellow at the Center for Music Entrepreneurship, and in recent years has become a regular guest presenter on creative production and brand strategy at Music Academy of the West. 

Having released her debut album of new-American folk songs, “Dream of Home,” Joyce is currently working on a new album rooted in Jungian psychology. She’s grateful to the California Arts Council, New Music USA, and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts for supporting her work. Please visit for music and for toy piano videos for young students.