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Accompanying resources are available to all students enrolled in applied lessons, and in a variety of forms. The Ithaca College Collaborative Pianist resources are not intended to cover all the accompanying costs, but are provided as a supplement to help offset the out-of-pocket expenses.

REQUEST FORM

If you would like to request an Ithaca College Collaborative Pianist, follow the link below to a request form. 

This request must be submitted ONE week in advance for vocalists and THREE weeks in advance for instrumentalists.

Music students can request a collaborative pianist for:

  • Juries
  • Private lessons
  • Repertoire class
  • Rehearsals - for any preparation needs of students enrolled in applied lessons
  • Recording 
  • Degree-required recitals (included dress rehearsal)

Collaborative Pianist Request Form

MEET THE ITHACA COLLEGE COLLABORATIVE PIANSITS

Expand each section below to find out more about our pianists and their availability

I-Hsiang Chao is an alumnus of Eastman School of Music and has extensive experience accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists. He is also an avid practitioner of American and European contemporary music.

Availability:

  • Tuesday, 1/24
  • Wednesday, 1/25
  • Saturday, 1/28
  • Sunday, 1/29
  • Wednesday, 3/1
  • Thursday, 3/2
  • Friday, 3/3
  • Saturday, 3/4
  • Wednesday, 4/5
  • Thursday, 4/6
  • Friday, 4/7
  • Saturday, 4/8
  • Saturday, 4/29
  • Sunday, 4/30
  • Jury week TBD

Please also see I-Hsiang's calendar of availability here: https://calendly.com/ichao/sp23-ithaca.

All requests must still be submitted through the request form.

Ms. Darling graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Music Education. She has an extensive repertoire of vocal music and has collaborated with vocalists and instrumentalist for many years. 

Availability:

  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Thursdays

Tyler Hayford received a B.M. and M.M. in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music. His collaborative repertoire covers a wide range of instrumental and vocal works in all styles, but he also specializes in sight-reading and improvisation. He has been a Departmental Assistant in Studio Accompanying at the Eastman School since 2020.

Availability:

  • Sundays
  • Mondays

Mr. Montgomery has collaborated with vocalists at Ithaca College for many years. His repertoire is extensive in all genres and styles.

Availability:

  • Voice students

Mr. Vallery is an alum of Lawrence University of Wisconsin and Ithaca College.  He predominantly focuses on vocal music.

Availability:

  • Flexible
  • Not available Friday's after 3:30PM

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATIVE PIANIST RESOURCES

COURSES

Senior Voice Performance Majors should enroll in MUMC 47301 - Required Senior Voice Recital. This is a course that meets one hour a week with a vocal coach. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Zemliauskas (czemliauskas@ithaca.edu).

For students interested in individual coaching with their collaborative partner, we offer the course MUEN 31800 - Piano/Vocal Duos. For more information, contact Dr. Charis Dimaras (cdimaras@ithaca.edu).

For students interested in individual coaching with their collaborative partner, we offer the course MUEN 31700 - Piano/Instrumental Duos. For more information, contact Dr. Charis Dimaras (cdimaras@ithaca.edu).

FREELANCE PIANISTS

In addition to the resources provided by Ithaca College, there are many collaborative artists available for hire. Please contact your private teacher for recommended names and contact information.