Known for pure tone and charismatic performance, Julie Park is currently pursuing her musical career at Arizona State University, majoring in Doctor of Musical Arts. She was formal principal clarinetist in the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony of Colorado State University, where she studied with Dr. Wesley Ferreira and completed her Master’s studies. She has also won third place in the 2015 Colorado State Concerto Competition.
Julie earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University in 2014 where she studied with Dr. Lisa Oberlander. While there, she had opportunities to perform in masterclasses with esteemed professionals such as Julia Heinen, Charles Neidich, and Jana Starling. During this time, she also traveled across the United States and Europe, learning from prominent clarinetists.
Julie first became interested in the clarinet while still living in her native country of South Korea. Her interest only grew after she moved to North America. Private lessons led to principal positions in youth orchestras and honor bands. It was during these experiences that Julie discovered her love for music, influencing her decision to pursue clarinet as a life-long passion.
Julie aspires to become a professor of clarinet, in addition to continuing her performance career. Already sought out as a teacher, Julie teaches young clarinetists.