Lydia Park, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, developed a love for the cello at an early age. She participated in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and youth chamber ensembles until she graduated high school. She attended Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Cello Performance. She received her master’s degree in Cello Performance and a certificate in Cello Pedagogy at Colorado State University. There, she was also the cellist in the CSU Graduate String Quartet and Managing Director for the Fort Collins All-City High School Honor Orchestra.
Lydia Park performed as a section player in the annual Colorado Mahlerfest, Opera Steamboat, Bel Canto Chorus, Longmont Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Front Range Chamber Players, and The Chippewa Valley Symphony. She taught cello in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Fort Collins, CO, and at The String Academy of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. She has also acted as the Administrative Assistant for the Fort Collins Symphony, the Communications Specialist for the Front Range Chamber Players, the Music Director for the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony, and the Special Events Manager and Director of All Ears Listening Sessions for Forage.
Although new to southwestern Wisconsin, Lydia Park recognizes the thriving arts community of Sauk Prairie, and is looking forward to an incredible season serving as the Executive Director of River Arts Inc.