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Accompanying services information, procedures and guidelines
Karina Bruk, Coordinator of Accompanying Services: bruk@mgsa.rutgers.edu


There are three (3) types of accompanying services:

Staff Accompanists: pianists hired by the department
DA Accompanists: graduate pianists receiving working awards
Studio Accompanying for Credit accompanists: graduate and undergraduate pianists taking Studio Accompanying (07:701:451 or 08:703:505) as a required course for their respective degrees (t he instrumentalist or vocalist’s teacher will grade the accompanists work)

Please refer to the specific procedures listed below. For any questions, please contact the
Coordinator of Accompanying Services, Karina Bruk at bruk@mgsa.rutgers.edu

For Faculty:

How do I submit a request?

  • Please submit the Accompanist Request Form and the Teaching Schedule Form:

Accompanist Request Form Teaching Schedule Form

The deadline for submission of forms will be on Friday, September 16 at 4 pm.


Standard Route:  Alternating weeks based on a permanently set schedule of each student for the semester.   A faculty member should request pianists by filling out an Accompanist Request form by the deadline.  A pianist will be assigned by the Accompanying Coordinator to each student who has a regularly scheduled day/time of lesson for the semester.

Alternate Route: Independent hiring.  For all whose lessons may shift in day/time.  Staff accompanists (from the roster below) may be independently contacted by an instructor to accompany their students. A log must be filled out and signed by all parties (student, instructor, and pianist) and submitted to the Coordinator (Karina Bruk) by the end of the semester.

Accompanying Assignment Flowchart           Accompanying Log for Recitals and extra hours


Mason Gross Staff Accompanist Roster

Wonsun (Clara) Bae baepiano@gmail.com 646-250-7883

Paul Conrad pconrad511@gmail.com 973-738-7278

Yun Kyung (Rachel) Choo yc620@mgsa.rutgers.edu 917-670-6408

Junko Ichikawa junkoichikawa@gmail.com 646-752-7868

Dmitri Korveev dk719@mgsa.rutgers.edu 917-991-9660

Justine Langman justine.m.langman@gmail.com 908-797-4224

Hyewoon (Kate) Lim  ssmhw22@hotmail.com  732-485-3951

Giovanni Longo glongopiano@gmail.com 617-756-3695

Enriqueta Somarriba enriquetasomarriba@gmail.com 312- 451-1670

Weiwei Zhai zhai.weiwei@hotmail.com 718-669-0377

Anna Vasilyeva vasilyevapianist@gmail.com 917-215-5517

Sherry Kim sherrykimpiano@gmail.com 702-882-0227

Janet Wan-Lin Yu wy200@scarletmail.rutgers.edu 347-207-7707

JaeHee Min jm1934@scarletmail.rutgers.edu 917-733-0368

Doug Han  doughinoebasta@gmail.com  415-238-0317

Carlos Avilla carlosavila@gmail.com (203) 887-3147