Jung-Ho Pak is described by the New York Times as a conductor who "radiates enthusiasm" and by the Los Angeles Times as "a real grabber.” Jung-Ho began his tenure as Artistic Director & Conductor of the Cape Symphony in 2007. Since then, the Cape Symphony has become one of the fastest growing symphonies with one of the largest audiences in the New England region.
Previously, he was Music Director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, leading its emergence from bankruptcy to nationally recognized artistic and financial success. He was also former Artistic Director of Orchestra Nova, Music Director Emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and Director of Orchestras at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
With a strong commitment to arts education, Jung-Ho served as Music Director with two prominent music conservatories: the University of Southern California (USC) Symphony and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has also served as Principal Conductor of the Emmy-nominated Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and as Music Director of the International Chamber Orchestra, Debut Orchestra, NEXT Chamber Orchestra, and Colburn Chamber Orchestra.
Jung-Ho's career has taken him around the world (Asia, Europe, Russia, South America). He is a frequent speaker about innovation and leadership in the arts on television and radio, including NPR and TEDx Talks, as well as being a clinician and conductor at national music festivals.