Unami Middle School — Orchestra Director
MM (Temple University), BS (Cairn University)
Hannah Pak grew up in Philadelphia, and has benefited from its public school Philly Music programs, receiving free weekly lessons on the violin, clarinet, and the harp. In addition to the school orchestral and choral ensembles, she participated in the Phila All-City Orchestra and Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and went to Settlement Music School and its Summer Camp. It is through these experiences that she desired to become a music teacher. She received her Bachelor in Music Education with emphasis on Violin Performance from Cairn University, where she studied with Bernie Berman, and his father, the late Louis Berman (original member of the Curtis Quartet), and Xiao-fu Zhao. She also studied with Helen Kwalwasser while pursuing her Masters degree in Music History at Temple University.
Currently, she is the Orchestra Director at Unami Middle School in Central Bucks School District, finishing her 14th year teaching grades 7-9. She also taught at Cheltenham School District and Phil-Mont Christian Academy, prior to this position. Hannah is an active freelance violinist in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks County Symphony, Lower Merion Symphony, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestras, 20+ years with Bach and Handel Chorale, Academy Choral and Chamber Society, Upper Dublin Choristers, Cairn University Orchestra, and U PENN Symphony. In the past, she performed with the Delaware Symphony and Bay-Atlantic Symphony. She also teaches violin and viola privately at the Pak Studio.
Ms. Pak is married to Rev. Micah Pak, an Administrative Pastor at Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church in Horsham, where she teaches Bible Study for the youth group. Her passion for music, faith and youth all come together at Csehy, where she has been on faculty since 2015. They have three children--Sara, Sammy, Solomon (Soli), who are all string players. She is trying to master the art of managerial skills of scheduling four musicians' rehearsals and performances, along with sports, school and church events.