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Nestled in the river bluffs overlooking Kansas City, MO, a musical enclave is quietly producing some of the best classical musicians in the world. Based on the Classic European Apprenticeship Model, the Park International Center for Music is transforming talented protégés in piano, violin, viola and cello into world-class performers.

Our internationally renowned instructors prepare students not only for the rarefied air of top international competition, but also in the life skills needed to thrive in their chosen profession.

No other American music program provides this intensive European protégé/master training.


Stanislav & Friends: An Intimate Evening Benefiting Park ICM

Friday September 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. On Stage in Helzberg Hall

This premiere event celebrates the world-class talent that is Park International Center for Music’s faculty and alumni. Created as an intimate salon right in the “living room” of Helzberg Hall stage, guests will have a front row seat to the best of classical music followed by exquisite food and drink. Save the date! This concert will sell out! Tickets on sale soon!

Park ICM Student to Compete in Prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 21, 2019) — Stanislav Ioudenitch, Director of Piano at the Park International Center for Music, confirmed today that Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist and Park ICM piano master’s candidate, was among the 24 piano competitors announced recently by the jurors of The International Tchaikovsky Competition.

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Park ICM Student Advances to Semifinals in Sendai International Music Competition

Kyoshiro Hirama has been selected as one of twelve semi-finalists in the 7th Sendai International Music Competition in Sendai, Japan. Chosen from 43 participants from fourteen countries, Kyoshiro will perform on June 1 in the next round. The Sendai International Music Competition, for piano and violin, was created in 2001 by the City of Sendai, Japan to commemorate its 400th anniversary. The competition is held every three years.

Click here to visit the official competition website

Congratulations Graduates

Michelle (Shellie) Myers, Ed.D., Provost of Park University, officiated the graduation services which were held at Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri, on Saturday, May 11th. Congratulations to the following Park ICM Students in their great achievement and continued success in their future endeavors!

  • Xudong Chen, Master of Music in Cello Performance continuing study at Cincinnati Conservatory, Master of Music in Viola Performance
  • Weiran Zhao, Bachelor of Music Applied Music/Strings: Viola, Guangzhou, China
  • Laurel Gagnon, Master of Music in Performance, will continue study at Indiana University and Jacobs School of Music
  • Mickael Lipari-Mayer, completed Graduate Certificate in Performance and Artist Diploma, will be returning home to France
  • Anna Sorokina, Master of Music, will be attending the UMKC doctoral program