Leadership Lessons from the Orchestra


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

A Conversation with Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and conductor of Orchestra Nova San Diego

Maestro Jung-Ho Pak is a music director with a unique vision of classical music. As music director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2002, Pak led the orchestra from bankruptcy to a nationally recognized artistic and financial success. In addition to a number of director positions domestically, Pak has been a guest conductor at orchestras around the world.

CLIMB will host Pak for an interview and discussion on leadership lessons for business he has learned from successfully leading a vibrant orchestra in San Diego.

Who:  Maestro Jung-Ho Pak, artistic conductor of Orchestra Nova, San Diego

What:  Pak will discuss leadership lessons for business from successfully leading a vibrant orchestra in San Diego.

When:  Thursday, Mar. 4 from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m.

Where:  Markstein Hall, rm 125, CSU San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos

Why: CLIMB presents Pak as part of its speaker series where executives, community leaders and academics share their experiences and knowledge about leadership through insightful lectures and discussions.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information or to RSVP contact CLIMB at 760-750-4228 or e-mail gsampson@csusm.edu.


The Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) was established in the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos in August 2004. CLIMB's goal is to serve the leadership development needs of the surrounding community through innovative research and collaboration with various internal and external constituencies (e.g., students, faculty in other colleges, business and community organizations).

CLIMB focuses on path-breaking leadership research and teaching innovations. The Center also serves as a catalyst for local businesses to collaborate with the expertise of the College of Business Administration and the University.

The mission of the Center is to foster the development of effective leaders at all levels: individual, team, organization, and community. This mission is achieved by promoting innovative leadership research and by offering educational programs and mentoring opportunities to current and aspiring leaders.

 About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.