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Online Workshop: Yoojin Park
October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:45 pmFREE
Classical to Improv and Everything in Between! Featuring Violinist Yoojin Park
Open to all strings! Participants will learn how to improvise, accompany others by creating percussive sounds with their bows (called “chopping”), and even write their own music through creative composition.
Yoojin Park is a New York City-based violinist and composer from South Korea. She’s a Universal Music Group International artist with her album release West End and has been performing music from her album with her band at venues including the Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall, Smalls, and Jazz Gallery. On World Violin Day 2019, Blue Note celebrated Park by stating, “Today we celebrate violinists who have slayed the stage at Blue Note,” along with two other violinists. She has toured with DJ KSHMR at Ultra Korea, Ultra Singapore, Sunburn Festival in India, and IleSoniq in Montreal. She has worked with pop artists, been featured in music videos and recordings with artists such as YUNGBLUD and Madison Beer, and has performed with Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Debora Cox, and many more. She’s worked with many jazz greats and has performed at the Jazz Foundation of America’s Bird Call Show celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlie Parker. Her album has been reviewed by popular jazz publications and blogs such as Jazztimes and All About Jazz, as well as being featured in Occhi Magazine as well as The Korea Herald.
Park graduated from The Korea National University of Arts with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Violin Performance in 2006 and earned a Diploma in Jazz Violin Performance in 2009 from the Berklee School of Music. After graduating from Berklee, she moved to New York City where she earned a Master’s in Jazz Performance from Queens College in 2011.
Park has been a teaching artist at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) CHAMPS and has performed and taught at University Heights Charter School and Philip’s Academy Charter School from 2014-2019. She has been a coach at the NJSO youth orchestra training ensemble. Park was an artist-in-residence at the Cicely Tyson School of Performing & Fine Arts from 2015-2017 as well as at the John Bowne High School from 2011-2019. Since 2019, she has worked for the Paterson Music Project as a teaching artist, teaching after school programs at Public School 26, and more recently, she has worked for Opportunity Music Project in New York City.