Collaborative Piano Young Artist Apprentice Program

Further build your collaborative piano skills in a range of experiences, including accompanying music, theatre, and dance activities, in preparation for employment or graduate school.
A pianist playing the piano on stage with a band and an orchestra.
Collaborative Piano Apprentice

Spend two semesters obtaining additional collaborative piano practice and receiving mentoring from expert faculty to prepare for career next steps.

Interested in Applying?

Designed for skilled pianists who are recent graduates (within three to five years of completing their undergraduate education), the Collaborative Young Artist Apprentice Experience offers two semesters of intensive practice and mentorship under the guidance of expert Ithaca College piano faculty.

The Program is housed within our School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, one of the best performing arts schools in the nation. Here, in conservatory style programs that are grounded in the liberal arts, you’ll feel rapport and reinvention in the air—in our classrooms, in practice rooms and on and off our stages. 

This is a non-credit bearing program. Completion of both the fall and spring apprentice duties and experiences leads to a non-credit bearing professional certificate issued by Ithaca College.

Space is Limited!

Applications for our 2023-2024 academic year are now closed. Completed applications for the 2024-2025 cohort must be received by:

  • TBD, 2024 if you are requesting financial support
  • TBD, 2024 if you are not requesting financial support

We will begin notifying applicants of their acceptance beginning approximately TBD, 2024. Early application is encouraged as limited spaces are available in the program.


James J Whalen Center for Music
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850