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.
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As was announced last spring, ICM graduate student Kenny Broberg is one of five finalists in the prestigious American Pianists Awards! The American Pianists Association nurtures artistic growth of America’s top pianists. Their greatest support is given through the American Pianists Awards, a biennial competition that engages the competitors in a variety of creative formats. Winners receive cash and two-years of career advancement valued at over $100,000. The finals take place on June 27 in Indianapolis. Follow Kenny’s Progress Here
Park ICM is Featured in Kansas City Arts Article
The Independent, Kansas City’s Journal of Society (kcindependent.com) has published an article exploring the impact of streaming performances and video on the arts during the pandemic. Park ICM’s Lisa Hickok and Stanislav Ioudenitch contributed to the piece by sharing how the ICM has incorporated streaming into their concert season. Read the Full Article Here
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Despite an incredibly challenging 2020-2021 academic year, the Park International Center for Music was able to bring music to our community and provide its students with many opportunities to perform. We’ve compiled the list of available recordings so you can watch concerts again, or catch the ones you missed. View Archive Here
Since Park ICM became an “All-Steinway School,” Park ICM students train on the best pianos in the world. But, the intense training of our piano protégés takes its toll on an instrument. How can you help? LEARN MORE.