Chung Yoon Park
Conductor and Music Director
Chung Yoon Park was affiliated for many years with the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony
Orchestra, the KBS Chamber Orchestra, and Conductor with the Seoul National Opera Company.
Among the maestro's credits are performances of Bach's Saint Matthew Passion, Haydn's Creation
and the Berlioz Requiem in addition to joint Northeastern University, City Wide Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus, and "do-it-yourself" Messiahs in both Chicago and Detroit.
He conducted the Commemorative Concert for the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics and has performed
orchestral programs in the Chicago area with the City Wide Symphony Orchestra and the Albany
Park Symphony. Also a specialist in Korean classical music, he made his Chicago opera debut
in 1983 in the five-act grand opera, Chun Hyang Jon, at the Civic Opera House. A former
member of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, the conductor/cellist is Artist-in-Residence
at KAES College and Founder & Director of the Chicago Conservatory for Youth. He studied in
Europe, the Seoul National University and at Detroit's Wayne State University where he took
a Master of Music degree. Mr. Park studied conducting in Europe and with Robert Culver
(University of Michigan) and Marvin Ravin (University of Wisconsin). Chung Park became the
conductor of the City Wide Symphony Orchestra in 1992 where he continues to bring his unique
blend of patience, mentoring, inspiration, and passion to the orchestra.