Gary Skye, M.Mus. - Vocal & Instrumental Accompanist

Since the time I was 11 years old (about 28 years ago), I have always loved working as a collaborative pianist and 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. 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:
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition (musical theater and classical) - accompanied 4 state winners in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • 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
  • Oregon Solo/Ensemble Competitions - accompanied 4 instrumentalists and vocalists who advanced to the state level (2016)
 Contact Gary:  garyskye.music@gmail.com    971.678.1117