Whitney Hale

By

College: Fine Arts

UK Music Grad Breaking Language Barriers for Horse Buyers

Published: Oct 3, 2012

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2012) — Going to another country with a different native language than your own could make purchasing horses impossible; lucky for some Korean buyers they have Yoonie Choi, a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Music

 

Choi works as a translator for the Korean bloodstock purchasing group K.O.I.D., where the musician has been able to use her native language as a way to assist others in their purchasing decisions. K.O.I.D travels the world purchasing horses for the Korean Racing Authority, which serves a growing market in Korea.

 

As an interpreter for K.O.I.D., Choi’s job has developed into translation and communication at the major horse auctions across the U.S. She has overcome the language barrier that was a challenge when she first arrived in the U.S., and is now able to assist South Korean clients who want to set up arrangements with U.S. quarantine farms and shipping companies to get their newly purchased horses back to Korea. Although she does not make any of the buying decisions, she is an integral part in helping the owners understand the features of each horse.

 

Choi came to the U.S. from South Korea at the age of 13. Before receiving her doctoral degree in music from the UK School of Music in the UK College of Fine Arts, she attended the Manhattan School of Music. During her time at UK, she was the principal cellist in the UK Symphony Orchestra and she also performed with the school's Niles String Quartet. 

 

Choi's work with K.O.I.D. was recently featured in the article "Changing Tempo" by Natalie Voss in Business Lexington.To read Voss' full story visit Business Lexington's website, www.bizlex.com/2012/09/changing-tempo/

 

 

 

 MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

56349961.jpg
December
 
1
Resumes and Cover Letters
Circle of Love Gift Return
Mon
2
UK Guitar Studio
Circle of Love Gift Return
Tue
3
Networking and Job Search
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Wayne's World
Study Sounds: Classical Concert
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Frozen
Ballet Music of Tchaikovsky
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Live Screening of Orion Spacecraft Re-entry
Massage on the Go
Thu
5
LNFS Presents: Winter's Bone
LNFS Presents: Gremlins
Open Studio
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Fri
6
Snow Skiing @ Perfect North Slopes
Sat
7
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Sun
8
Undergraduate Research Information Session "How to Find a Faculty Mentor"
Mon
9
Job Club - Identifying Your Skills
Paws for Stress Relief
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
Last Day of Classes
Fri
13
 
Sat
14
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Finals Treats
Sun
15
Final Exams
Crunch Brunch
Mon
16
Final Exams
Jazzy Holiday Concert
Tue
17
Final Exams
Caregiver Support Group
Wed
18
Final Exams
Thu
19
Final Exams
End of 2014 Fall Semester
Fri
20
 
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
 
Mon
23
 
Tue
24
 
Wed
25
 
Thu
26
 
Fri
27
 
Sat
28
 
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
 
Tue
31
 
Wed
 
 
 
Dec 19
End of 2014 Fall Semester 12/19/2014

Wed, 01/14/2015

Fri, 01/16/2015

Wed, 01/21/2015

Reset Page