Amy Carol Parks 

Amy Carol Parks currently serves as the Associate Dean for Creative Arts at Cuyahoga Community College and is a board member of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, both in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining Tri-C, Ms. Parks was the Dean of the Levine School of Music in Washington DC. Her teaching positions have included horn instructor at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Harford Community College, lecturer for Peabody’s nationally recognized Elderhostel program, and Visiting Artist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Arts Excel Education Initiative. She has presented at the National Meeting of the National Organization of Schools of Music, and was the featured lecturer for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Explorations Series at Strathmore Hall. An accomplished French hornist, Ms. Parks has performed extensively as an orchestral musician and soloist, including multiple solo appearances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Ms. Parks received a Masters of Music in Horn Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Kent State University. She is the recipient of a Congressional Achievement Award, the Panasonic Young Soloists Award, and a Philadelphia Music Foundation Grant.