Optimum Percussion is happy to welcome our special guest adjudicator

Mr Edward Choi to this years event. 

       Edward Choi is Principal Percussionist of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea where he has been a member since 2004. He has performed with numerous orchestras throughout the world including the Philharmonia (London), Toronto Symphony, and Hong Kong Philharmonic to name a few. Mr Choi holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts as well as a degree in English Literature. In his youth, Mr Choi performed with and taught several world class drum corps including the Boston Crusaders, Star of Indiana, and Renaissance Vanguard (Japan). As an educator in classical percussion, Mr Choi has been on faculty at several colleges in Korea and presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention where he is a member of the Symphonic Committee. Edward Choi is a proud endorser of Malletech keyboard instruments and sticks, Dynasty drums and Sabian cymbals.