Tina Park

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, Private Lesson Instructor in Piano
    Music and Theatre , College of Arts and Sciences


Tina Juan Park teaches private and group piano lessons at Bethel University as well as maintaining an active private studio. In addition to teaching, Dr. Park is an accomplished performer.

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 into a musical family, Tina Juan Park started piano study 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 long road of 13 years of study at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 1998 she immigrated to the United States on a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame where she received 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 Players in Newark, and the University of Notre Dame 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 soloed with the 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 performance 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 broadcast throughout the U.S. and in China. In 2009 and 2012, she was selected as 1 of the 12 teacher-performers at 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 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 build a private studio of her own for more than 15 years and many of her students have won top prizes in competition. Tina Juan Park joined the piano faculty at Bethel University in 2005 and has been one of the artist-teachers for the Young Artist World Piano Festival since 2013.

Courses Taught

Private Piano
Beginning Piano Class


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

Certificates and Licenses

Certified Master Teacher of the National Music Teacher Association

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards


Hobbies and Interests

Cooking, traveling, movies