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Technical Sergeant Kelly Cho

Technical Sgt. Cho is a violinist with the Air Force Band Strings. Originally from Long Island, New York, she joined The United States Air Force Band in 2022.

Prior to her appointment, Sgt. Cho performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Symphony in C, and New World Symphony. She has also played for major Hollywood films and taught students in New York including at Manhattan School of Music.

Sgt. Cho lead numerous orchestras as concertmaster at Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center and has appeared in masterclasses with Frank Huang, Rainer Küchl, Alan Gilbert, and Nathan Cole. She was selected to participate in Music Academy of the West for two summers and her teachers include David Kim, concertmaster of Philadelphia Orchestra, and Lisa Kim, second associate principal of New York Philharmonic.

Sgt. Cho earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and attended Staatliche Hochschule Für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart in Germany.