Janice Park, DMA, is an instructor of music and Coordinator of Secondary Piano at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, where she has taught since 1995. She teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, piano literature, and piano studio class. In May 2018, she received The Shaun Naidoo Legacy Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, which is awarded by the Students of the Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Park is currently 1st Vice President and Program Chair of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Orange County Branch. She is on the faculty for Irvine Music Festival summer program and is a coach for Junior Chamber Music.
She has received numerous academic honors and performance awards. She frequently gives master classes and serves as an adjudicator. Dr. Park was invited to give a master class at the MTAC 2018 Annual State Convention. Dr. Park’s students have received top honors in many festivals and competitions.
Dr. Park has been active in solo, ensemble and collaborative recitals. She was invited twice by Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings to perform both chamber and solo music. She was the featured pianist for two separate world premiere concerts, one locally and one in South America. She also performed in a recital with Thomas Hooten, the Principal Trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A native of South Korea, Dr. Park came to USA to further her musical education after graduating Seoul Music & Arts High School. She received both Master degree and Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Chapman University. Her major teachers included Dr. Joseph Matthews, James Bonn, and Antoinette Perry. Dr. Park has taught music theory and was the pianist for Women’s Choir at Chapman. She was also a faculty member at the Irvine Valley College for 15 years, and previously taught at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and was an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Southern California.
She is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC), and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Musical Arts Club of Orange County.