Vocal & Instrumental Collaborative Pianist

Since the time I was 11 years old, I have always loved working as a collaborative pianist/accompanist and have had extensive experience performing with both singers and instrumentalists in a variety of genres, including classical, popular, jazz, inspirational, and musical theater. I am available to play for rehearsals, one-on-one practice or coaching sessions, recitals, concerts and competitions. Please call or email for more detailed information. Here are some of the academic institutions, organizations and musicians for whom I currently serve or have served as a collaborative pianist:

  • Pianist for over ten Oregon NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Competition winners (musical theater & classical), including two national finalists (2018 & 2019) and one first place national winner (2019)
  • Accompanist for two state winners (soprano and euphonium categories) of the Oregon Music Education Association Solo/Ensemble Competition (2019)
  • Studio Collaborative Pianist for the Erin G. McCarthy Vocal Studio (Newberg, OR)
  • Portland State University School of Music - vocal studio accompanist
  • George Fox University - vocal accompanist working with Jennifer Davies
  • Lewis & Clark University - vocal accompanist
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music - staff vocal accompanist for the Preparatory Division
  • Sonoma State University Department of Music - staff accompanist & vocal coach
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan - staff vocal & instrumental accompanist
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) Auditions - accompanist
  • Eliason School of Music (Portland, OR) - violin accompanist
  • Oregon Chamber Singers - staff accompanist
  • Portland Boychoir (David York, director) - accompanist
  • Members of the Lion King National Touring Company - outreach performance accompanist
  • Jennifer Rivera (internationally renowned mezzo soprano - NY City Opera, etc.) - recital accompanist
  • Charles Holt (Broadway performer and contemporary inspirational singer) - accompanist
  • Michael Mandrell (fingerstyle guitar virtuoso) - numerous collaborations
  • Karl Anthony, Nadine Risha, Laura Berman, Jami Lula, Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett, Benjy and Heather Wertheimer (Shantala), and Lauri Jones (acclaimed contemporary inspirational vocalists) - concerts and/or church collaborations
  • California Junior Miss Association (now Distinguished Young Women of California) - 15 years as the official accompanist for state finals
 Contact Gary:  garyskye.music@gmail.com    971.678.1117