Jinhyang Park, instructor in music, completed a doctor of musical arts degree in collaborative piano at the Boston University School of Music in November. Collaborative piano is an intensive program of study and immersive experiences in the art of ensemble musicianship.
Park’s doctoral project, “Mohammed Fairouz’s Cello Sonata Elegiac Verses,” consisted of a formal lecture and recital based on an analysis of Fairouz’s “Elegiac Verses” for cello and piano. In her lecture, Park discussed how Fairouz’s musical language and philosophical ideas have influenced listeners and contemporary society alike and how he combines Middle Eastern and Western musical languages to reflect cultural currents and programmatic ideas.
“It was fulfilling to devote research and practice time to this piece of music, and presenting the lecture recital was musically satisfying,” said Park. “I’m so happy to have completed my degree, and I look forward to focusing on my work at Walla Walla University.”
Park has taught piano, ear training, and music theory at WWU since 2016. Her degree was conferred in January.
Posted Jan. 16, 2018