How to list musicians on your program

Concert programs often read:

John Smith, cello
Emily Dovay, collaborative piano


John Smith, cellist
Emily Dovay, collaborative pianist 

Collaborative piano is not an instrument.  The piano is.

And people who play it are pianists.
No more collaborative than the people they play with. 

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1 comment:

  1. I was once a staff accompanist at a summer festival and at the opening reception, the artistic director introduced us as accompanists. He then, with much condescension, introduced another person (whom we didn't know) as the festival's collaborative pianist. As it turned out, he had introduced the "collaborative pianist" incorrectly - she was actually the festival's double bass faculty.


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