Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, Private Lesson Instructor in Piano
Music, College of Arts and Sciences
Started at Bethel
- Shanghai Conservatory of Music - B.A. in piano performance, 1998
- University of Notre Dame - M.Mus. in piano performance, 2000
- University of Minnesota - D.M.A. in piano performance, 2005
Born in a musician family, Tina Juan Park started learning piano at the age of 5. At the age of 7 she won the First Young Artist Competition in her home state, Hubei, which began her 13 years of study at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 1998, she immigrated to the United States on a full scholarship from the University of Notre Dame, continuing to pursue her master’s degree in piano performance and later, the doctorate degree of musical arts in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Professor Alexander Braginsky. Her winning prizes include the Mozart Piano Competition in Shanghai, the Schubert Club Competition and the Elinor Bell Competition and Fellowship in Minnesota, the “Performer of the Year” award presented by the International Chamber Player in Newark and the University of Notre Dame’s Concerto Competition.
Dr. Park’s extensive performing experiences have kept her musical passion growing as she continues to enthusiastically devote herself to her profession. Recent concert appearances include the Schumann Concerto performance with Bethel Philharmonic Orchestra; the Rochester Chamber Music Society 10th Anniversary Concert; BRAVO! festival at the University of Minnesota; the Cello An American Experience (an international cello camp) at St. Olaf College; and concert tour in the southern part of China. As a soloist, she has performed with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai, City Orchestra and Bethel Philharmonic Orchestra in St. Paul, Brentwood Symphony in St. Louis, Notre Dame Symphony in Indiana, and Auburn Symphony in California. She has performed at many venues across the country, such as Harris Hall at Aspen Music Festival; Benson Great Hall and Civic Center in St. Paul; Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall and Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis; Annenberg Auditorium at Snite Museum of Art in Indiana, Sapporo Art Hall, and Shimizu Bunka Kajkan Hall in Japan. In April 2005, her performances of the Mozart Piano Concerto op.488 with the Auburn Symphony in California was acclaimed “exquisite and exhilarating.” Her performance of the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with the City Orchestra in 2003 in St. Paul also received tremendous public admiration. She is also a frequent performing artist for the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series at the Landmark Center after winning the Schubert Club competition in 2002. In 2005, an interview and performance on Free Radio Asia from Washington, D.C. was broadcasted throughout the U.S. and in China. And from 2009 to 2012, she was selected as 1 of the 12 teacher performers into the Piano Texas/Cliburn International Institute and Festival at Fort Worth, Texas. Also a dedicated chamber musician, Dr. Park attended the Aspen Music Festival as 1 of only 2 fellowship recipients and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan as 1 of the 8 pianists selected around the world. She has collaborated and performed with some of the distinguished artists in the world, such as John Perry, Paul Sperry, Margo Garrett, Irma Vallecillo, as well as principal players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, and Juilliard Symphony.
In addition to being a versatile performing artist, Dr. Park’s passion for teaching has helped her successfully built a full private studio of her own for more than 15 years. Many of her students have won top prizes of competition and she always motivates them to do their best. Since 2006, Tina Juan Park has joined the piano faculty at Bethel University. She has been one of the artist teachers for the Young Artist World Piano Festival since 2013.
Group Beginning Piano
First prize of the Mozart Piano Competition in Shanghai, China
First prize of the Elinor Bell Competition and Fellowship in Minnesota
Second prize of the Schubert Club Competition
“Performer of the Year” award presented by the International Chamber Player in Newark, New Jersey
Winner of the University of Notre Dame’s Concerto Competition
Two articles was published in the Piano Artistry, the official piano journal in China:
- “Comments on the Second E-International Piano Competition”
- “An interview with the founder of the E-International piano competition,” 2004
Certificates and Licenses
Certified Master Teacher of the National Music Teacher Association
Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards
MNTA, MMTA, SPPTA, MMTF
Hobbies and Interests
Cooking, traveling, movies