For the Satori competition, we have been very lucky to have a judging pool composed of some of the best educators and musicians around the world. Every year, our judges are alternately selected from this pool to maintain fairness and consistency. We thank sincerely to those who have expressed their willingness to serve as judges. We are temporarily suspending the call for new judges this year as the pool has reached the maximum capacity. If there are new vacancies, we will announce it in the future.
Chair of Satori Summer Music Festival Judge Panel
Dr. Andrew Park
Assistant Professor, Piano Studies
School of Music – Azusa Pacific University
Grand Prize Strings Contest Judge
Dr. Kyung Eun Choi
Faculty member of Seoul National University
Artistic Director and conductor of Verdugo Young Musicians Association (VYMA)
Former Member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Professor of Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
Grand Prize Piano Contest Judge
For 29 years Executive Director of Southwestern Youth Music Festival. Advisor to and Former Chair of the Southern California Junior Bach Festival. Advisor to and Former President of Glendale MTAC.
Dr. Janet Favreau
Faculty of Loyola Marymount University, West Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Harbor College
Dr. Judy Huang
State Chair of the MTNA National Student Competitions and the MTAC Piano Concerto/Solo Competitions
Representative of Satori Summer Music Festival Committee.