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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Stanislav & Friends
Park ICM’s annual gala will indeed happen in 2020! We invite you to experience the award-winning students from Park International Center for Music in a virtual concert.
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Virtual Concert Will Be Shown On the Big Screen at Boulevard Drive-In!
In response to the dire situation that musicians are living in, and in accordance with its mission to support and promote young American pianists, American Pianists Awards’ President/CEO and Artistic Director Joel Harrison and its board of directors have awarded the five 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists—Dominic Cheli, Kenny Broberg, Mackenzie Melemed, Michael Davidman and Sahun Sam Hong—a cash prize of $50,000 before they even begin the Awards public adjudication process. Read Full Story Here
Kay Barnes and Tom Van Dyke to Serve as Honorary Chairs of Park ICM Gala
One of Kansas City’s favorite couples will be leading the planning for Park University’s second annual Stanislav & Friends, benefiting its renowned music program, Park International Center for Music. The Honorable Kay Barnes and her husband, Tom Van Dyke, are serving as the Gala’s Honorary Chairs, celebrating the incredible alumni and students of this unique boutique music conservatory.
Videotaped in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, this virtual concert benefits students and performances of Park ICM. Kay and Tom are excited to lend their names to this star-studded event that will include super star pianist Behzod Abduraimov, Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition finalist, Kenny Broberg, and, of course, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Stanislav Ioudenitch.
In 2019-2020, Park University’s International Center for Music had five students win top prizes in some of the most prestigious international music competitions in the world. This is a success ratio not enjoyed by any other music conservatory in the country. It is also the most award winners that Park University has celebrated in a single academic year since its inception in 2003.
Because of COVID-19, Park University was not able to publicly celebrate our award winners. But our loss is your gain as we’re taking our celebration to the clouds. You can watch their performances in the comfort of your home and at your leisure. Help us celebrate our students’ successes. Click here for information on all our award winners and to connect to their self introductory and performance videos. Congratulations Dilshod, Igor, Kenny, Kyoshiro, and Simon!
Park International Center for Music Artistic Director, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Previews ICM 2020-2021 Concert Season
Season to be announced in Kansas City Star April 19 – Read Full Article
Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020-2021 Season would once again kick off in September at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with Stanislav & Friends. In addition to the premiere concert at the Kauffman Center, Park ICM will have six extraordinary offerings this coming year, all being performed at the 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kansas. Read Full Press Release
Park ICM Announces New Executive Director
Park University International Center for Music is delighted to welcome Lisa Merrill Hickok as its incoming Executive Director. Hickok joins Park University following her work as founder and President of Merrill, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to serving the nonprofit community. Hickok will move into her new role on July 13th, 2020, with the conclusion of her consulting work for Park ICM. Read More Here
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