The Department maintains at least one staff accompanist at all times to assist Performance Studies students in their practicing and performance preparation.

Throughout the Semester

Students may request a maximum of one session per week with Departmental Accompanists, with the exception of those registered for 323/324 (junior recital) and 423/424 (senior recital).

To make an appointment, please send an e-mail to the Staff Accompanist, Prof. Kim.


All student juries will be accompanied by the Department’s Staff Accompanist. Student accompanists do not play juries unless they have worked with a student all semester and both instructors agree to this.

During the final four weeks of the semester, all students enrolled in Vocal Performance Studies may schedule only one 20-minute appointment with the Staff Accompanist for jury preparation. Please plan accordingly.


In order to cancel an appointment, students should notify both the accompanist and their studio instructor via e-mail or phone no later than 9:00 AM on the day of the appointment. Students who fail to show up for scheduled appointments without giving sufficient notice will lose the privilege of using the department’s accompanists in the future.