On behalf of the Eastman School of Music, welcome to the Accompanying Program homepage. The Eastman Accompanying Program is one of the oldest and most distinguished in the nation. Founded by Professor Emerita Jean Barr, the program currently comprises eight faculty members, and offers MM and DMA degrees. The degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music combines intensive study of both 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 excellence, offering a uniquely comprehensive training for the professional collaborative pianists of the future. I encourage you to browse our web page which contains information pertaining to current and prospective students. Should you have further 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