Dr. Moon-Sook Park
Dr. Moon-Sook Park will represent the University of Arkansas at three exceptional venues this upcoming week.
Dr. Ronda Mains and Dr. Park will perform a Special Concert at the 57th College Music Society’s National Conference in St. Louis on October 30th. Since its premiere in 2013, the piece “Little Sketches for Soprano and Flute,” written by Ivan Elezovic, has been highly acclaimed for an innovative style and extraordinary quality.
Dr. Park will then fly to Dublin, Ireland, on November 1st, 2014, to perform at a gala event by the Korean-Irish Society and at a benefit concert. She will perform various Korean songs, an opera aria, as well as an Irish melody for both performances. All the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Korean-Irish Youth Group in Dublin.
Next on her whirl-wind tour, Park will perform with James Fiste, ‘Cello Professor at Central Michigan University (CMU), and give a presentation at the CMU Voice Master Class the week of November 4th. She will perform Élegié by Massenet, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Villalobos, and Vocalise for Soprano, Cello and Piano by Previn.
Finally, Park was selected to perform two Korean songs on November 13th at the Member Artist Recital, 39th Southern Region NATS Conference in Hattiesburg, MS. During the event, she will also serve as an adjudicator. Three of her voice students will participate in the student audition.
Moon-Sook Park began her professional career in Europe and has numerous performances as a soloist to her credit. She has presented solo concerts, chamber music, and operatic works in the U.S., Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, and Korea, in addition to various group performances of avant-garde music. She also was a stipend recipient of K.A.A.D. in Germany and won the coveted Bayreuth Stipend Award for extraordinary young artists.
Besides her début solo recitals in Puebla, Mexico, in Cambridge, England, and in Madrid, Spain in 2013, Park has received acclaim for her artistic interpretation of the songs. She successfully performed and presented a solo recital along with the voice master class at Ball State University in September 2014.