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Joyce Kwon

She/Her

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 alongside colleagues to make the arts more accessible and equitable.


Joyce serves on the Equity, Diversity, Accessibility & Inclusion and the strategic planning committees at YMF and is a 2021 Arts for LA ACTIVATE Delegate. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was a fellow at the Center for Music Entrepreneurship. Having released her debut album of new-American folk songs, “Dream of Home,” Joyce is currently working on a new album centering on Jungian psychology. Please visit joycekwon.com for more information and poytiano.com for her toy piano music videos for young students.