Audition Requirements for a Graduate Award in Studio Accompanying

Through its Graduate Award program, the Eastman School of Music provides financial support for graduate students who are especially skilled as accompanists. All Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music degree applicants are automatically considered for this graduate award.  However, skilled accompanists with previous studio accompanying experience, excellent sight-reading skills, and score reading ability whose major is other than Piano Accompanying may also apply by following the directions below:

Please note that applying for this award requires an on-campus audition.  All applicants must both indicate their interest in being considered for this graduate award and submit their repertoire selections within their Eastman School of Music online application. A collaborative audition will be scheduled on the same day as the applicant’s audition/interview for their intended primary major. Appropriate collaborative artists, both singer and instrumentalists, will be provided by the school.  Repertoire changes cannot be accommodated; therefore, please make your repertoire selections carefully.

Applicants for this award must be prepared to perform the following:

1. The 1st movement (or selections as indicated) of an instrumental sonata, selected from the Repertoire List, Group A, and performed with music. Accompanying Audition Repertoire List

2. One song, selected from the Repertoire List, Group B, prepared in the indicated key, and performed with music.  Accompanying Audition Repertoire List


Currently Enrolled ESM students

Any current ESM student interested in auditioning for a Studio Accompanying Graduate Award should do the following:

1.) Print out the following Studio Accompanying Graduate Award Application Form: ESM Studio Accompanying Graduate Award Application Form, carefully select your repertoire choices, indicate your first choice audition date and PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS with the other information at the top of the first sheet.

2.) Return completed list NO LATER THAN Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Students may leave the list for Dr. Barr at the Information Window or in the hanging wall file adjacent to OSL Room 203 for her assistant, Kurt Galván.

3.) Auditions will be scheduled by Friday, January 27, 2017 and you will be notified of your date and time by email.

2016-17 Audition Dates

Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
Friday, February 17
Saturday, February 18
Friday, February 24
Saturday, February 25


Collaborative partners will be provided; however, there will be NO exceptions to the deadline for submitting your repertoire due to the complexity of scheduling involved.

If you already have an accompanying GA you do not need to re-audition. Your GA will be continued provided your work has been satisfactory this year and you receive positive faculty evaluations.