BO KYUNG PARK
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Bo Kyung Park moved to New Jersey in 1996 and eventually found himself in the career path of becoming a musician and teacher. Bo Park is an active public school teacher, freelance musician, and marching band clinician across the Tri-State area. Bo Park is currently employed at Irvington Public Schools, where he works to provide the under-privileged student population an unique opportunity for self-expression through music in the high school level. When not working as a teacher, Bo finds himself playing trombone for the local community bands, musicals, and orchestras, where he gets to explores old and new music literature. Bo Park is also called in to assist other high school band directors with their marching band program for his expertise in brass pedagogy and his general knowledge in the marching arts.
Bo Park is blessed to have studied in renowned schools under well-known educators in music. Bo was a part of The Juilliard School's Pre-College Program, where he studied trombone under James E. Markey (NYP, BSO) and Orchestral Conducting under Julien Benichou (MSO). During his time at The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Bo was fortunate to study Trombone under Michael Powell (ABQ, Orchestra of Saint Lukes) and Instrumental Conducting from Darryl J. Bott (RU). After he obtained his Bachelors in Music Education in 2011, Bo sought out private lessons from David Gilbert, who was the resident conductor at Manhattan School of Music at the time.
"I feel very privileged to be standing in front of the Litha Symphony Orchestra, and to be sharing a podium with maestro Hayslett. Thank you to the musicians and administration for organizing the orchestra and the event, so that we may share the gift of music to anyone and everyone!"