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Dr. Sophia Park-Song embodies a myriad of eclectic accomplishments as soloist, collaborative musician, adjudicator, clinician, and spokesperson for the arts community. Park-Song’s performances have been throughout the United States and abroad, including appearances with the Fort Worth Symphony, performances at Steinway Hall Fort Worth, Steinway Hall Dallas, a radio broadcast in New York, as well as a solo performance in Paris, France.
As pianist of the Park-Edwards-Law piano trio, she gave the world premiere of Vivian Rudow’s piano trio entitled, “Not Me!” As a teacher, she has been nominated for the statewide Piper Award for Innovative Teaching award, as well as the Texas Music Teachers’ Association Outstanding Collegiate Teaching Award. Park-Song was selected as one of the “Outstanding Women of Our Community” by the Stephenville Empire-Tribune. She is also co-author of an article entitled, “Zen in the Art of Music”. Park-Song has been a frequently invited adjudicator for many piano competitions such as the Yamaha, Steinway, and National Federation of Music Clubs. She was a steering committee member of the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council that collaborated with the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) to bring music of international scope to a rural community. Most recently, she was invited to be the piano advisor for the Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Sophia Park-Song received the Bachelor of Music with honors and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music. She has been on the faculty of Sweet Briar College, Virginia and Director of Keyboard Studies and a tenured faculty member at Tarleton State University, Texas. Presently, she is on the faculty at University of Colorado Denver where she teaches applied piano and class piano.