Skip to main content

KPU is preparing for more on-campus activity in Fall 2021. For more on what’s happening for Summer and Fall 2021 [Read more]

KPU Surrey Campus

You are here

Jinhee Park

Jinhee ParkJinhee studied violin and viola under the instruction of Calvin Dyck at KPU from 2007 to 2009 in music diploma program.  Her other important teachers include Sydney Humphreys, Philippe Etter, and Ian Hampton, former members of the Purcell String Quartet. Before studying at KPU, Jinhee graduated from Simon Fraser University with BA in Geography. Currently, Jinhee is a professional violinist and violist, who has experience in playing in many professional orchestras including Kamloops Symphony, Okanagan Symphony, Prince George Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Chilliwack Symphony. In 2012, she initiated a viola ensemble with her five viola colleagues and performed “The Magic of Viola” concerts. Her passion in music performance also led her to appear in numerous movies and TV shows as a violinist, violist, and cellist.

Besides being a performer, Jinhee is an entrepreneur in concert production and music business management. She is a founder and producer of the classical concert series, Moment Musicale, which features local and touring artists.  Jinhee ran Music at Midweek concert series at KPU and served as a TA in music theory (2010-2013).  She also produced a variety of benefit concerts, educational concerts, and music festivals. She adjudicated at the Young Soloist Award Festival in Vancouver with Ian Hampton and has given numerous scholarships to local music students.  As a director of Jinhee Park Productions, she contracts musicians and presenters across Canada for all kinds of performance such as concerts, recitals, weddings, corporate events, and movie filming. She developed and produced numerous professional musicians by providing professional performing job opportunities to them. 

In 2016, Jinhee completed B.Ed. from SFU and became a school teacher in SD 36. She currently teaches core music at Frost Road Elementary school in Surrey. She also teaches violin and viola privately at her studio.  She also has experience in conducting her Moment Musicale string chamber ensemble and in coaching a junior ensemble in the Surrey Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Through her experience in music, Jinhee has become a strong advocate for the power of music, believing that it can transform the lives of many more people, not just her own.

More Stories

James Nelson

Piano

James Nelson

I attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University from 2010 through 2015.  I had a pleasant experience with all my teachers whom were very helpful to...

Read More

Janice Fehlauer

Janice Fehlauer

Canadian pianist Janice Fehlauer was the gold medalist of the Wideman International Piano Competition and the winner of the University of North Texas...

Read More

Jef Gibbons

Jef Gibbons

Jef Gibbons attended Kwantlen until 1996 and went on to study at University of Winnipeg and Trinity, as well as an audio engineering school. After...

Read More

Jeremy Ludwig

Jeremy Ludwig

Jeremy Ludwig began his journey in singing in the bass section of the Kwantlen Chorus. He soon began private lessons with Gail Suderman and joined...

Read More

Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher

Vancouver native Jonathan Fisher has worked his way across the country, pursuing studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, British...

Read More

Julia Russ

Julia Russ

Julia Russ, the recipient of 2016 Steinway Top Teacher Award, is on the piano faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is also the current...

Read More