Dr. Jisook Park is a Korean-American pianist who grew up in the Bay Area, SF. During her time in San Francisco, She studied under Bach specialist Dr. Sharon Mann, currently on the piano faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While studying with Dr. Mann, she won many Bay Area piano competitions including Music Teachers National Association, Bach competition, the US Open Piano Competition, and a concerto competition. She was a recipient of the Concord Pavilion Scholarship in 1997 and Ross Mckee Foundation Fellowship in 2002.
She attended the New England Conservatory of Music and studied with Gabriel Chodos during her undergraduate program and continued on her master's degree with Patricia Zander. She went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her doctoral degree and studied under Christopher Taylor, majoring in piano performance with a minor in opera coaching/accompanying. Between her doctoral degree, she was hired to teach at Leysin American School in Switzerland as a piano instructor.
After her doctoral program, she was hired to teach at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, a prestigious conservatory, as an Artist-Teacher, and also served as an adjunct piano professor at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After three years in New Orleans, she briefly moved to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke to work as a staff accompanist and then moved to Oklahoma to teach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University as a visiting instructor of music and an accompanist. In 2014, she was invited to teach as a full-time lecturer at UCSI University Institute of Music in Kuala Lumpur. She has been also a very active collaborative pianist. During 2019, she served as a collaborative pianist for Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge in Massachusetts.
Many of her students have won major national and international piano competitions and performed in major concert venues such as Carnegie Hall. Some of her students won first prize at the American Protégé Piano Competition, UCSI International Piano Competition, DeBose National Piano Competition, the Junior Philharmonic Irving Carr Award from the Louisiana Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association Southern Division.
She is thrilled to return to Dallas, Texas, and be a part of Texas Music Institute as a piano teacher where she will have the opportunity to teach many talented young piano students.
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