Hyosang Park

A solo handbell ringer, Hyosang Park received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sacred Music from Sungkyul Christian University, Korea, and earned a Double Master’s Degree in Sacred Music and Piano Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ. 

At Westminster, Park joined the Westminster Concert Bell Choir, which uses 7&1/2 octaves from D1 to C9, the largest range of handbells in the world as well as the largest range of choir chimes, 6 octaves from C2 to C9. As a member of the bell choir, she has performed in numerous handbell concerts throughout the United States under the direction of Kathy Ebling Shaw who is the world leading handbell choir director and clinician.  The performances include the choir’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall and a live performance on NBC-TV’s “Today Show.”

After holding her first handbell workshop at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, NJ, in 2002, she has taught a series of workshops and performed in Illinois (First Presbyterian Church in Monticello, Christian Fellowship Church in Champaign, and Lutheran Church in Urbana) in 2004 and 2005.  Later she started performing at numerous churches in NJ areas, such as Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone, Princeton United Methodist Church, Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, and Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ.  She appeared with Ms Hosaki at the Community Thanksgiving Service at the Princeton University Chapel in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014.

Currently, Park is the music director at Princeton United Methodist Church, and teaches general music and handbell music at St. Jerome Catholic School in West Long Branch. She also serves as a staff accompanist at Westminster Choir College, while holding a private piano studio in town. Recently she was appointed as an artistic director of Philadelphia Bronze, an advenced auditioned handbell ensmble.