SSG Lisa Park
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Joined the Band: 2015
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Strings
Bachelor's Degree: Harvard University
Master's Degree: Rice University
Violinist SSG Lisa Park received a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University, M.M. from Rice University and Performer’s Diploma from Southern Methodist University where she served as violin instructor. Her teachers have included Roman Totenberg, Emanuel Borok, and Cho- Liang Lin. Park has performed as soloist with the U.S. Army Orchestra, Wellesley Symphony, Boston Civic Symphony, and Harvard Bach Society Orchestra, and served as concertmaster of the Castleton Festival Orchestra under Lorin Maazel and the National Orchestral Institute. She has performed frequently in recitals with the U.S. Army String Quartet. She was the first placing violinist in the USA International Music Competition and New England String Ensemble Competition, and was recipient of the Volkswagen Prize for Best Chamber Music Performance (Moritzburg Academy). In 2016, SSG Park was selected as one of three junior U.S. Army Soldiers from the Military District Washington to be recognized for excellent service by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.Prior to joining The U.S. Army Strings in 2015, Park served as Professor of Violin and Music Theory at Richland College in Dallas, TX, and also served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and Rice University’s Hammond Preparatory Music Programs. She is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society.