Training Ensemble Teaching Artist (Violin)
Yoojin Park is a New York City-based violinist and composer from South Korea. She is a Universal Music Group International Artist. Following her album release West End, Park has been performing music from her album with her band in New York City at venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club, Rockwood Music Hall, Smalls and Jazz Gallery. In 2019 on World Violin Day, Blue Note celebrated Park by stating, “Today we celebrate violinists who have slayed the stage at Blue Note”. She has toured with DJ KSHMR at Ultra Korea, Ultra Singapore, Sunburn Festival in India, and IleSoniq in Montreal. She has also worked with pop artists, having appeared in music videos and recordings with artists such as YUNGBLUD and Madison Beer and performed with Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Deborah Cox and many more. Park has worked with many master jazz musicians and performed at the Jazz Foundation of America’s Bird Call Show, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlie Parker. Her album was reviewed by popular jazz publications and blogs such as Jazztimes and All about Jazz and was also featured in Occhi Magazine and The Korea Herald.
Park has studied with the best in both classical and jazz, graduating from The Korea National University of Arts with a bachelor’s degree in classical violin performance in 2006, studying under Professor Nam Yun Kim. While loving classical music, Park was also intrigued by jazz and decided to move to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music where she earned a diploma in jazz violin performance in 2009. After graduating from Berklee, she moved to New York City where she earned a master’s degree in jazz performance from Queens College in 2011.
Park has been a teaching artist with the New Jersey Symphony since 2015. She also worked as an artist in residence at Cicely Tyson School of Performing & Fine Arts in East Orange and John Bowne High School in Flushing. Since 2019, Park has worked for the Paterson Music Project as a teaching artist, and more recently, she has worked for Opportunity Music Project in New York City teaching violin privately. Her website is www.yoojinpark.com.