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IMPORTANT NOTE

Accompanying resources are available 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.

MEET THE ITHACA COLLEGE COLLABORATIVE PIANISTS

FRANCINE DARLING

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.   

RICHARD MONTGOMERY

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

ELENA NEZHDANOVA

Elena Nezhdanova

Dr. Elena Nezhdanova (MM Ithaca College '10), DMA in piano performance and collaborative arts (UNCG). Has many years of collaborative and coaching experience working with instrumentalists and vocalists. 

NI ZHANG

Ni Zhang

Ms. Zhang completed her master degree in piano performance at Ithaca College in 2016, studying with Dr. Charis Dimaras. She has an extensive repertoire of most of the standard vocal repertoire and much of the instrumental repertoire.

REQUEST FORM

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

Attention! This request must be submitted ONE week in advance for vocalists and TWO weeks in advance for instrumentalists.

Collaborative Pianist Request Form

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATIVE PIANIST RESOURCES

COLLABORATIVE PIANO GRADUATE STUDENTS

A limited number of required Junior, Senior, and Graduate Recitals may be scheduled with the Graduate Collaborative Piano majors. Please contact Dr. Diane Birr (dbirr@ithaca.edu) for more information.

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.

CONTACT

For questions about the services we offer, please email accompanying@ithaca.edu.