external system San Francisco Ballet School faculty member Jamie Naruschen. (© Erik Tomasson)



Five-day summer seminar for pianists interested in working in ballet

Join us June 5–9, 2023 from 10 am–4 pm at SF Ballet School!

San Francisco Ballet has produced a new generation of ballet accompanists who now play in both the School and Company. This five-day Ballet Accompanist Seminar for pianists provides the shortest path to starting a career or improving skills in ballet accompaniment. Pianists will have opportunities to try out their new skills in classes with SF Ballet Rehearsal Directors, Company Dancers, and School Faculty Members.

WHAT: Ballet Accompanist 5–Day Seminar
WHEN: June 5–9, 2023 from 10 am–4 pm
WHERE: SF Ballet School, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco
WHO: Pianists at the intermediate level, 18+ years of age
COST: $525 for the week

A wide range of topics will be covered, including:

  • improvisational devices;
  • specific repertoire;
  • finding and adapting music for classes and rehearsals;
  • ballet class format and etiquette.

A starter pack of inspiring class music is included as part of the seminar. A local, recreational field trip may be arranged if time permits. This seminar is guided by Jamie Narushchen, Pianist Supervisor of SF Ballet School. All classes are located at SF Ballet School, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco. The cost is $525 for the week.

Questions? Please email jnarushchen@sfballet.org.



2023 Piano Accompanist Summer Seminar

Class Schedule (subject to change)
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