There are three types of collaborative pianists available: student pianists, staff pianists, and professional pianists. All are committed to making the student's performance the best possible.
I. Important Dates to Remember
The following are deadlines for soloists to find a collaborative pianist (student, staff, or professional) and give music to be performed to him/her.
- Fall Semester – November 1
- Spring Semester – April 1
- Fall and Interim Recitals – May 31
- Spring Recitals – October 15
- Tour Soloists – May 31
- Student Recitals – 30 days before the performance
- Continuance and Entrance Recitals – 30 days before the performance
- NATS Competition – 30 days before the performance
II. A. Student Pianists
- Student work funds are available for pianists who play official Junior or Senior Recitals, Student Recitals and Juries.
- Student pianists should read The Pianist’s Guide at http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/music/resources.html for instructions on how to register as a student pianist, payment procedure, payment rates and other helpful information.
- Student pianists do not need to be on Financial Aid.
- Students must be approved by a member of the piano faculty. Register in HOM 245 in order to be included on the department's student pianist list.
- Any fee not covered by and/or which exceeds the rates listed in The Pianist’s Guide or Soloist’s Guide is the sole responsibility of the soloist.
II. B. Staff Pianists
- Staff pianists play for many official recitals. Priority is given to accompanying juried recitals (including third and fourth year BM Performance and Church Music majors, fourth year B.M. Music Education majors as well as departmental distinction candidates).
- Students requiring the services of a staff pianist must follow the same deadlines as those listed under important dates to remember.
- All requests are to be made through email directly to Lori Folland at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Jensen at email@example.com.
- Requests for a staff pianist must include:
- the student’ name, class year, cell phone # and email address
- the performance date (approximate date if not yet reserved)
- which degree requirement is fulfilled by the recital
- the repertoire to be performed, including title and composer
III.C. Other Professional Pianists
- Requests for the use of a professional pianist must first be approved by the department chair.
- The student will normally be responsible for paying professional pianists; however students presenting recitals (not juries) required by the College Catalog may be eligible for financial assistance on a first come, first served basis.
- A list of approved professional pianists is available in the Music Office.