Janice Park, DMA, is an instructor of music and Coordinator of Secondary Piano at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University in Orange County, California, where she has taught since 1995. She is also 1st Vice President and Program Chair of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Orange County Branch. A native of South Korea, Dr. Park came to USA after graduating Seoul Music & Arts High School, to further her musical education. 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 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 frequently gives master classes and serves as an adjudicator. Dr. Park’s students have received top honors in many festivals and competitions.
Dr. Park has been active in solo, ensemble and collaborative recitals, including: performances with the concert master of the Pacific Symphony, as a soloist with Chapman Orchestra, Piano Trio recital at USC and chamber recital at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. 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. Recently, she gave a recital with Thomas Hooten, the Principal Trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dr. Park has received numerous academic honors and performance awards.
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. Her article on how to teach piano students was published in the piano magazine, Keyboard Companion.