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Ms. Rachel Park

Piano Class, Basic Piano Skills, Primary Applied Piano,
Secondary Applied Piano, Accompanying

Dr. Rachel Park, Piano Studio: Mason Hall Room 223
Phone: (256) 782-5049

Rachel Park is an active solo and collaborative pianist who unleashes tremendous passion and color in her performances. She has given more than a thousand concerts and recitals with various vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles over last ten years. Rachel currently serves at JSU as a visiting assistant professor of piano.

She was the pianist and organist for Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass from 2012 to 2016, performing throughout the United States. In addition to touring and performing extensively the past several years, Rachel has recently completed coursework for the Doctoral of Musical Arts in Church Music, Piano Performance at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she also received her Master of Music degree. Prior to coming to study in the United States, Rachel earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, South Korea.

After completing her undergraduate studies, Rachel joined the Pilgrim Ensemble in Korea and served for seven years as pianist, giving numerous concerts in cities throughout China, Korea, Thailand, Iraq, Kuwait, and the United States, performing in Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium in New York, the Crystal Cathedral in California, and at the Embassy of Korea in Washington D.C. She was named an honorary ambassador for the Korean organization Food for the Hungry International. In addition, Rachel served as cultural arts honorary ambassador to the Seoul Metro as one of the members of the Pilgrim Ensemble.

She won the Minister of Education Award in South Korea taking first prize at the 17th National Student Music Competition. During her study at Southwestern Seminary, Rachel received the James McKinney Outstanding Performer Award, the Wayne (Polly) McNeely Piano Award, and the Cathinka Venth Scholarship from the European Club, and Rachel was asked to give a recital as a guest pianist at the Fort Worth Music Teachers Forum. She also performed as a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra upon winning the Piano Texas International Academy & Festival Concerto Competition in 2011. Rachel released her piano solo album ‘The Love and My Songs’ with her own arrangements in 2014. She is a member of ASCAP and Asian Society of Arts.

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