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Wilberforce International Institute is excited to welcome a new faculty member, Jenny Jee-El Park, who will be volunteering with the Institute as an Academic Fellow and Artist-in-Residence. Jenny is a world class pianist and is active in Southern California as soloist, chamber musician, educator, producer, and arranger.  One of the goals of Wilberforce International Institute is to be a resource of ideas across the spectrum of God’s Creation with a Christian worldview. What Jenny brings to Wilberforce is a brilliant gift and is a wonderful resource for the role of music in worldview formation. Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables, once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

When it comes to music and her Christian worldview, Jenny finds it impossible to be silent! Institute President, Dr. Kevin Cooney, had this to say about Jenny, “Jenny is remarkably talented and gifted with a passion for music that is only exceed by her passion for God. She will be a great asset in broadening the Christian worldview offerings of Wilberforce International Institute to our internationals and supporters. We have sorely needed someone to articulate a Christian worldview towards music and Jenny is the perfect fit for us. God has truly blessed us.”  Wilberforce Senior Fellow, Dr. Bob Osburn had this to say, “Jenny Park brings a Spirit-empowered passion for music that has been cultivated in some of America’s finest musical institutions. Her passion is as remarkable as is her willingness to deploy that passion and her skills for the sake of Christ-animated redemptive change across the globe.”

Jenny has previously made multiple short term mission trips around the world to share God’s gift of music. When asked about how she planned to contribute to the mission of the Institute Jenny replied, “Ideas have consequences; but with music, they can be powerful.  In shaping our worldview, we need a ‘wholistic’ approach that combines ethos, logos, and pathos (goodness, truth, and beauty).  It is my humble desire to offer something of value to this global collaboration.  I am excited to join the Wilberforce community and very grateful for the fellowship.  Looking forward to meeting you all.” You can hear a sample of Jenny’s music at :  LIFT HIGH THE CROSS Please welcome Jenny at jenny@wilberforceii.org.

Jenny Jee-El Park short biography:

Active in Southern California as soloist, chamber musician, educator, producer and arranger, Jenny Jee-El Park received her B.M. in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music (formerly the Julliard School) and M.A. in Music Education from Teachers College of Columbia University. Since her first public recital at age 15 in Italy, Ms. Park made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 as the Winner of Artists International Special Presentation Award, followed by numerous concerts in Europe, Asia and throughout North America.  In addition, her compositional work, “Lift High the Cross,” was published in 2017 under the Jubal House imprint, and distributed through the Fred Bock Music Company/Hal Leonard companies.

Born in South Korea she moved to the USA at the age of 12 with her parents who were missionaries to the Korea community in the New York metro area. Jenny currently resides in Southern California. She has worked at the Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center as music curriculum consultant and started a volunteer-based music program for the homeless children at the Orange County Rescue Mission.  Formerly a faculty member of the United Nations International School, Vanguard University, Concordia Conservatory, and Bethesda University. Currently Jenny is teaching music online at Immanuel Bible College in Cebu, Philippines and for Union University International.