Dr. Christy Banks serves as Assistant Chair of the Music Department and teaches clarinet and saxophone as well as curricular offerings in the Music Business and Technologies program. 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, the Third Chair Chamber Players, the Lincoln Municipal Band, and the Huntington Trio. Interested in newly composed music, Dr. Banks is a founding member of Lincoln’s New Music Agency and Bent Indigenous, an Alabama-based contemporary music ensemble. She has appeared as a soloist in Germany and Austria, and she can be heard on Living Artist Recordings. In Pennsylvania, Banks has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony, the Lancaster Symphony, and the Reading Symphony. She has also played for shows at the Fulton Opera House and the Mount Gretna Theater. Banks received her DMA (2005) and BM (1996) in clarinet from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MM in clarinet from Florida State University (1998). 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, flute with John Bailey, and oboe with Bill McMullen. Dr. Banks is the Pennsylvania state chair of the International Clarinet Association and the founder of the Millersville University Single Reed Symposium.