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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.


Record Five Park ICM Students Earn Top Awards in International Competitions in One Academic Year

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

Preview Season Here

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

Photo Credit: Bruce Mathews

Park ICM Master Degree Candidate, Pianist Kenny Broberg, Included as Finalist of the 2021 American Pianists Awards

Finalists Kenny Broberg, along with pianists Dominic Cheli, Mackenzie Melemed, Michael Davidman, and Sahun Sam Hong, will participate in a 13-month long competition process that includes performances with Dover String Quartet and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz. Read more information Here and check back beginning in October 2020.