Idaho State Civic Symphony board, conductor discuss future direction

Posted on: July 13, 2010

In Tuesday’s (7/13) Idaho State Journal (Pocatello), John O’Connell writes, “Idaho State Civic Symphony Director Chung Park said Monday he plans to meet with his organization’s board of directors this week in an effort to resolve concerns that have caused him to re-evaluate his future here. During the weekend, Park notified board members via e-mail that he may be looking for other employment when his contract ends after the completion of the upcoming season. Park is now optimistic that common ground will be found. ‘I wanted to have modern levels of customer service, marketing and public relations,’ Park said in describing his concerns. … ‘This is about what’s good for the community and what’s good for the musicians. This is about the people who support us and the people who play in the orchestra. I want to refocus the board’s energies on serving the community.’ … Park joined the symphony in 2008, having come from the University of North Dakota where he served as a music faculty member. … Symphony board member David Parry, who was involved in recruiting Park, said the board remains pleased with his efforts, and members have had positive conversations with him during the past few days.”

Posted July 13, 2010