Christy Banks - Professor of
Clarinet and Saxophone at Millersville University in Pennsylvania and acclaimed
Soloist and Chamber Music Artist; Director and Founder of the Millersville
University Single Reed Symposium.
Christy Banks is Associate Professor of Music
(Clarinet and Saxophone) at Millersville University of
Pennsylvania where she also serves as Assistant Chair of the
Music Department. Prior to her appointment to the
Millersville University Music Faculty in 2005, Dr. Banks
previously taught clarinet, saxophone, and related music
courses at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Concordia
University, Doane College, Union College, and Peru State
College. She has been a member of many professional
ensembles such as the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, the
Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and the Nebraska
Chamber Players. Interested in newly composed music, Dr.
Banks is a founding member of Lincoln's New Music Agency and
performs with the Lancaster-based Naked Eye Ensemble.
Internationally, she has performed at the International
Clarinet Association's ClarinetFests® in 2011 and 2012 and
as a soloist in Germany and Austria.
In Pennsylvania, Banks has performed with the
Harrisburg Symphony, the Lancaster Symphony, the Reading
Symphony, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and Opera Lancaster.
Banks received her DMA and BM in clarinet from the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MM in clarinet from
Florida State University. Her primary clarinet teachers are
Diane Cawein Barger, Frank Kowalsky, Eric Ginsberg, and
Wesley Reist. In addition, she studied saxophone with Robert
Fought and Rebecca Gann. Dr. Banks is the Pennsylvania state
chair of the International Clarinet Association and the
founder of the Millersville University Single Reed