- D.M.A., Collaborative Piano, The University of Texas at Austin
- M.M., Collaborative Piano, Indiana University
- B.M., Piano Performance, Dongduk Women's University, South Korea
Dia Sohyun Park is visiting assistant professor of music and a postdoctoral resident scholar in chamber and collaborative music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Her passion in music lies in her desire to collaborate with fellow artists, communicating with the audience, and guiding musical partners to their maximum potential. Recipient of the Rainwater Innovation Grant in 2022 at The University of Texas at Austin, she experienced the joy of working with non-Korean singers and conveying Korean art songs to the general audience.
Park’s love of collaborating with others led her to the Music Academy of the West, Songfest, Castleman Quartet Program, and duo526, where she performed as a collaborative fellow. She was awarded the Eva and Marc Stern Fellowship at Songfest. As a collaborative pianist, she has also worked with Charles Castleman and Stanislav Pronin.
In addition, she has performed new works by Sophia Gubaidulina at the Seoul International Music Festival as well as Eric Ewazen and Ellen Taaffe Zwillich at the New Music Festival at Lynn University. Besides her affinity for instrumental collaboration, her passion for opera led her to the Butler Opera International Competition as a collaborative pianist in 2022-23.
Park earned a Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Anne Epperson and Kevin Murphy and a D.M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin under Colette Valentine and Rick Rowley. During her doctoral study, she received the Erwin Centennial Professorship and the Sherill Endowed Presidential scholarships.
Before coming to the U.S., Park served as a collaborative pianist for the double bass studio at Seoul National University in South Korea. During this time, she also served as a collaborative pianist at the Seoul Baroque Chamber Orchestra Summer Festival.