The Eastman Piano Accompanying Program is one of the oldest and most distinguished in the nation. Founded by Professor Emerita Jean Barr, the program currently comprises five faculty members and offers both the MM and DMA degrees. The degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music combines intensive and equal study of instrumental and vocal repertoire, enhanced by a rigorous academic education emphasizing the study of foreign language, music history, and music theory. The program is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic, pianistic, and collaborative excellence, offering a uniquely comprehensive training for the professional collaborative pianists of the future.
Dedicated to the pursuit of artistic, pianistic, and collaborative excellence.
About Our Program
Piano Accompanying & Chamber Music
Message from the Director
On behalf of the Eastman School of Music, welcome to the Accompanying Program homepage. I encourage you to browse our webpage which contains information pertaining to current, former, and prospective pianists. Should you have any questions regarding your application to our program, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to answer your questions.
I warmly invite you to become a part of the Eastman family.
Dr. Andrew Harley
Director, Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music Degree Programs
Sample Course of Study
Master of Music with a Major in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music
Studio Instruction in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music
Music History and Literature
Intermediate Keyboard Skills or Advanced Keyboard Skills
Instrumental Sonata and Duo Repertoire
Voice Repertoire for Pianists
Diction English, French, German, Italian
And additional Electives
Doctor of Musical Arts with a Major in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music
Studio Instruction in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music, Lessons
In consultation with the program director, students majoring in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music will develop a minor field in an area which may include but is not limited to the following: Baroque Performance Practice, Historical Keyboards, Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Music Theory, Pedagogy, Solo Piano, and Vocal Coaching.
Music History and Music Theory
Must include 3 Doctoral Music History Seminars
Electives, May include keyboard study