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Joon Park

Joon Park

Assistant Professor, Music Theory

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-4701

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Joon Park joined the University of Arkansas Music Department in 2016. His research interest includes the history of music theory, jazz analysis, and Baroque improvisation. His article on the pedagogical benefits of bringing a “jazz mindset” to the core music theory classroom will appear in Engaging Students. His article exploring the methodological differences between jazz and classical analysis will appear in Journal of Jazz Studies. Park has presented at national meetings of the Society for Music Theory and numerous regional conferences.

Park received a PhD in Music Theory from the University of Oregon with a dissertation, "Music, Motion, Space: A Genealogy." He received an MA in Music Theory Pedagogy and the BM in Music Theory from Eastman School of Music. In addition to research, he plays harpsichord and jazz piano. While in Oregon, he performed harpsichord regularly with Oregon Bach Collegium, an ensemble dedicated to historical performance practice. Outside of academia, he enjoys cooking and camping.

B.M., University of Rochester Eastman School of Music
M.A., University of Rochester Eastman School of Music
Ph.D., University of Oregon