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Jin Young Park

Music Staff Accompanist, Music Teaching Artist- Piano
Jin Young Park contributes to the vibrancy of the music department by presenting solo recitals, playing for choir concerts and opera productions, and teaching piano.


Jin Young (Jean) Park teaches applied piano and accompanies choir groups, opera rehearsals, scholarship auditions, and recitals of students.  She presents a solo recital annually and has given a number of duo piano programs as well.  As a rehearsal pianist, she has played for over 25 major opera works and performs at the orchestra pit whenever the part is needed.  Also, she has served as the organist at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola since 2006.                


  • Piano
  • Accompanying
  • Sight reading


  • DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma, 2002
  • MM in Piano Performance and pedagogy, University of Oklahoma, 1998
  • BM in Piano Performance, Seoul National University, 1987


  • Annual solo recitals at Simpson College, since 2003
  • Duo recital with John Helmich (Violinist), Salisbury House, Des Moines
  • Pianist for the Opera Three Decembers by Jake Heggie, The Temple for Performing Arts, Des Moines
  • Duo Piano program with May Tsao-Lim, Tsunami Benefit Concert, Civic Center of Des Moines