Recent Updates: The New School has released its academic plan for and a phased reopening plan for its New York campus. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more. We have transformed the traditional music conservatory by integrating rigorous classical training with real-world experience and cross-disciplinary opportunities. We combine rigor with creative experimentation. Our work exemplifies imagination, social consciousness, and authenticity of expression. We are renowned across the globe for our artist-as-mentor approach and the largest internship program in New York City.
School of Jazz and Contemporary Music
I was born in Seoul, South Korea and started piano lessons when I was five before switching to violin. Throughout my high school years, I studied music at the Colburn School and, in the summers, at Idyllwild Arts. I realized that I could not give up my passion for music. I decided to give my everything to becoming a professional musician. My dream was coming true. In , I played with visiting musicians from Tunisia to commemorate the Jasmine Revolution in their country. This inspired me to start Culture Saves , a humanitarian organization that restores hope and promotes peace in troubled areas through the arts. Working closely with world-renowned tenor Placido Domingo, my mentor who was Director of the Washington National Opera, and with world-class musicians at the Kennedy Center further inspired me to grow as a musician and to find my own voice.
Mannes School of Music
My mom grew up listening to classical music and started me on piano lessons when I was five. After a few months, she switched me to violin so I could play duets with my older sister who had already been playing the piano for a year. But by my junior year in high school, my family decided that I should give up the violin to prepare for college and a traditional career. I knew that music could open many doors in life, including traveling to performances, meeting people, learning different cultures and building lasting friendships. I got a degree in statistics while playing in the University Symphony for four years.
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