Christy Banks is Associate Professor of Clarinet 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 of Nebraska, Doane College, Union College, and Peru State College. She has been a member of Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and the Nebraska Chamber Players. Interested in newly composed music, Dr. Banks performs regularly with the NakedEye Ensemble and the Spatial Forces Duo. Internationally, she has performed at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFests® in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 and as a soloist/recitalist in Italy, Germany, Austria, China, New Zealand, and Iceland. In Pennsylvania, Banks performas regularly with the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Allegro Orchestra Lancaster, and Opera Lancaster, and has subbed with the Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading Symphony Orchestras. Banks received her DMA and BM in clarinet from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and am MM in clarinet from Florida State University. Banks is the founder of the Millersville University Single Reed Symposium.