Described by the New York Times as a conductor who “radiates enthusiasm” and the Los Angeles Times as “a real grabber”, Jung-Ho Pak is known for his unique vision of the role of classical music. He is Music Director of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Mr. Pak is also Music Director Emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. As Music Director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra (1997-2002), Mr. Pak led the orchestra from bankruptcy to an unprecedented financial success. As a nationally recognized educator, he served as Music Director with the University of Southern California (USC) Symphony and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra. He has also served as Principal Conductor of the Emmy-nominated Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and as Music Director of the Debut Orchestra, International Chamber Orchestra, NEXT Chamber Orchestra, Colburn Chamber Orchestra, and Diablo Ballet. Guest conducting has taken him to Europe, the Soviet Union, South America and Asia. Mr. Pak is also a frequent speaker on television and radio, as well as a clinician and conductor at national music festivals. Orchestra Nova San Diego appointed Mr. Pak as Artistic Director and Conductor in 2006, and in 2007 he was named Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.