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Rusty Banks


  • B.M., Composition and Guitar, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
  • M.M., Composition, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


  • Orchestration/Arranging
  • Applied Composition
  • Applied Guitar


  • Winner of 4th Annual "UnCaged Toy Piano" competition - http://uncagedtoypiano.org/
  • NPR's Q2 "100 composers under 40" - http://www.npr.org/2011/04/23/135473622/the-mix-100-composers-under-40
  • Selected for Sequenza21 2008 Composers Concert - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/arts/music/03sequ.html

Recent Presentations

  • "Who's Afraid of Big Bad Electro-Acoustic Music?" Participated in panel of composers discussing ways for the uninitiated to begin incorporating electronics into their work.
  • Pre-concert panel discussion: Participated o panel to discuss by work "Coronal Loops" for wind ensemble at Trinity University
  • Lecture/Concert: Current Trends in Electro-Acoustic Music (co-lecturer and guitarist/composer with Jessica Lindsey of the New Music Agency for College Music Society's 2011 Great Plains Regional Conference
  • Lecture: Form and Analysis as a Model for Student Career Path (co-lecture with mark Sheridan-Rabideau, Wyoming University; Richard Miller, Rutgers University; given at University of Colorado-Boulder and University of Wyoming
  • Lecture: Hydrology: A Hatch of Frauds (discussion of composition) Kennesaw State University, Birmingham-Southern College, Millersville University

Recent Performances

  • Soloist on original new work for electric guitar and orchestra - Fall River Symphony Orchestra - 2017
  • Allegro Chamber Orchestra: Soloist on Vivaldi "Concerto in D Major" - 2016
  • Franklin and Marshall College Sound Horizons Series, Lancaster, PA - 2015
  • NakedEye Ensemble: Concerts in Lancaster, PA and St. Louis, MO (guitarist, composer, conductor)
  • Music from the Iberian Diaspora (concert with Maria Corely, Kristen Sims, Christy Banks) Music by Tarrega, Villa Lobos, and Chick Corea


  • Instructor of Music, Applied Guitar, Chamber Music and other courses as needed - Franklin and Marshall College
  • Instructor of Music: Composition, Orchestration, Music Production, Popular Music, Music and Culture, Applied Guitar - Millersville University
  • Instructor of Music: Music Theory and Music Appreciation - Nebraska-Wesleyan University
  • Instructor of Music, Music Technology Coordinator: Music Theory, American Popular Music, Jazz Ensemble - Doane College