Maria Banks – Harpist
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Education

University of Arizona

1991–1997

    Degree: Bachelor of Music

1995

    Graduate Studies in Harp Performance

1995–1997

Eastman School of Music

1990–1991

Work Experience and Performances

Freelance musician in New York City. Experience includes Broadway musicals, performances in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, operas, orchestras, chamber groups, recitals, club dates, weddings, etc.

2002–present

Off Broadway show "The Fantasticks" – substitute

2006–present

Kanye West live concerts

2007

Ritz Carlton teatime harpist – substitute

2006–2008

Plaza Hotel teatime harpist – substitute

2002–2008

St. Regis hotel teatime harpist – substitute

2002–2007

Broadway show "Beauty and the Beast" – substitute

2002–2004

Guest Entertainer: Raddisson Cruise Lines, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises

1997–2003

Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia

2000

Live broadcast for CNBC

2000

Tour: Okinawa, Japan

1998

Wagner Ring Cycle Festival, Arizona Opera Company

1996

Performance: International Jazz and Pop Harpfest

1995, 1993

Tour: Japan

1995, 1991

Tour: Puerto Rico

1997, 1995

West Australia Symphony Orchestra

1994

Tour: Mexico

1993

Performance: American Harp Society National Conference

1992

Related Experience and Recordings

"By Request"–Solo CD recording of original arrangements/compositions

1998

"The Best Gift"– CD recording

1997

"Divine Missions" Documentary for KUAT Television

1997

"Desert Reflections"– CD recording

1995

"Desert Reflections"– Music video based on original composition

1995

Several published and copyrighted arrangements and original compositions