HOW CAN I REQUEST A COLLABORATIVE PIANIST WHILE AWAY FROM CAMPUS DURING THE COVID-19 CLOSURE?

ithaca College Collaborative Pianists may still be requested using the online request form HERE. These hours are free for students.

Once the collaborative pianists receives your request, they will reach out to you to coordinate a time to work with them through Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. Please work with your studio teacher to find out the best way to use these resources.

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 is an Ithaca college music alumna who studied piano with George K. Driscoll. She has accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists throughout her career. 

AVAILABLE:

  • Monday and Wednesday

BECKY LU

Dr. Lu holds MM and AD degrees in piano performance from Yale School of Music. She also holds degrees in musicology from Yale, Oxford, and Cornell. She is an avid chamber musician. Her extensive repertoire includes all standard repertoire for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, oboe, and flute.

AVAILABLE:

  • Tuesday and Thursday Rep. Classes
  • Any time except for:
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
    • Monday and Wednesday from 1:45 - 6:30 p.m.

RICHARD MONTGOMERY

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

AVAILABLE:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Rep. Classes (voice only)
  • Tuesday and Thursday rehearsal times from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (voice only)

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.

AVAILABLE:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Rep. Classes
  • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 4:00-9:00 p.m. or lessons or rehearsals
  • Thursday 4:00-9:00 p.m. for lessons or rehearsals
  • Friday: 6:00-9:00 p.m. for lessons or rehearsals
  • Additional days and times may be available upon request

VOCALISTS

Ithaca College Collaborative Pianists are available for rehearsals, lessons, repertoire class, and juries. Some rehearsal times are at set times.

There are two ways to request a pianist. Some rehearsal times are at set times, and you can sign-up online. To sign-up for a set rehearsal time, follow the link below:

Collaborative Piano Rehearsal Set Rehearsal Times Sign-up

If you would like to request an Ithaca College Collaborative Pianist for your voice lesson, repertoire class, or other rehearsal times, follow the link below to a request form. Attention! This request must be submitted one week in advance.

Vocal Lessons, Repertoire Class, and Rehearsal Request Form

INSTRUMENTALISTS

If you would like to request an Ithaca college Collaborative Pianist for your instrumental lesson, repertoire class, or rehearsal, follow the link below to a request form. Attention! This request must be submitted TWO weeks in advance.

Instrumental Lessons, Repertoire Class, and Rehearsal 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.