MiHee Chung was born in Seoul, Korea. She left her family at age 15 to attend Interlochen Arts Academy on a full scholarship. She attended the academy for three years and upon graduation received the Young Artist Award. Chung earned her Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Michigan and Master of Music from The Juilliard School. She studied under Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian. In 1981, she joined the Houston Symphony.