Dr. Jae Hyeong Park, a native of Seoul, South Korea, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from The Ohio State University, an Artist Diploma in Choral Conducting from the Korean National University of Arts, and a Master of Orchestral Conducting from Georgia State University. He has studied conducting under esteemed mentors such as Miriam Burns, Russel C. Mikkelson, Martin Behrmann, Michael Palmer, Kenneth Kiesler, Markand Thaker, and Toshiyuki Shimada.

Currently, Dr. Park serves as the music director of the Ohio Chamber Musicians and Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church. He previously held positions as the conductor of the OSU Campus Orchestra, conducted observation fellowships with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Opera Columbus, and served as assistant conductor of the Westerville Symphony Orchestra.

Prior to relocating to the United States, Dr. Park cultivated his career as a conductor, composer, and educator in South Korea. He conducted various orchestras, choruses, musicals, and operas, including engagements with the Korean National University of Arts, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hanllym University Medical School, Romance Opera Company, Gangseo Youth Orchestra, and Gangseo CEO Chorus. He also taught Musical Theatre at Seoul Women’s University. Dr. Park has been recognized for his talents, being appointed as a finalist for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Conducting Workshop Fellowship and the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra Music Director search.

In addition to his conducting pursuits, Dr. Park has composed and arranged background music for broadcasting networks such as KBS and MBC. Several of his church music compositions have been published by Vitnara Publisher and Sunmin Music. Before joining Ohio State, Dr. Park served as the music director of the AMA Symphony, KOAM Philharmonic Chorus, and at the Korean First Presbyterian Church. He has collaborated with various artists, including pianist Daydream, soprano Youngok Shin, violinist Ji Hae Park, and K-pop vocalists Sun-Hee Lee and Young-Ae Han. Notably, his orchestra work “Stepping on the Rainy Street,” commissioned by Daydream and originally a piano solo piece, was premiered at the Seoul Art Center Concert Hall by the Prague Philharmonia. Additionally, his chamber orchestra arrangements have been frequently performed by various music groups.

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