Molly Park is a motivated and passionate music educator, mentor, and musician, who is devoted to enabling students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential through her culturally responsive repertoire, creative performances, musical literacy, and social-emotional learning. Park has worked with students of all ages and levels. She teaches elementary vocal/general music (K-5) and chorus in Howard County, Maryland, and is adjunct faculty in music education at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Previously, Park taught the Peabody Children’s Chorus Prep classes in Towson. In addition to teaching, Park has also written lessons for Hal Leonard LLC’s Essential Elements Music Class for elementary grades, where she developed lessons based on rhythm, meter, melody, timbre, form, and expressive elements. She has presented at professional development workshops for music educators, including those held at Howard County Public School System and Maryland United Specialists in Kodály (MUSIK). In 2021, Park was appointed as a board member for MUSIK.
Park received her Master of Music in Voice degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and her Master of Education degree in Kodály Music Education from Loyola University Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. As a professional soprano, Park has showcased her “vibrant” (Baltimore Sun) presence in opera and art song performances across the US and at numerous locations abroad. She was featured as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Mediterranean Opera in Italy, as Peggy Martin in the world premiere of Paul Crabtree’s Ghost Train with the Peabody Opera in Baltimore, and as Drusilla in Opera NEO’s production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in San Diego.