Student Enrichment Center 201C
Middletown, PA 17057
Amy Banks is a career singer, actress, and television personality. Originally from Minnesota, she has appeared on stage and screen all over the world but calls Lancaster, Pennsylvania home after relocating there to perform at the American Music Theatre. Since then, she has self-published and produced five music CDs, of which her third CD, When the Sun Comes Out, reached Chartbound status at JazzWeek. Her latest, Amy Sings Aretha: A Motown Love Story is a cabaret-concert-dance party highlighting classic and current Motown-inspired songs. The album was funded by generous fan donations raised by a Kickstarter campaign and recorded live before a sold-out house at The Ware Center, Millersville University, in Lancaster.
Amy comes to Penn State Harrisburg from Millersville University, where she served for seven years as Arts Communication Manager for the Office of Visual and Performing Arts. She co-owns Robin-Banks Entertainment, LLC, where she co-leads the "best party band in the world," Central City Orchestra, with business partner Katie Robinette. A lifelong learner, in her spare time, Amy travels the world seeking the next big adventure and attends arts events as often as possible.
Oversees the Kulkarni Theatre schedule. Curates the Kulkarni Cultural Series and seeks opportunities across campus to collaborate on arts programming to complement curriculum and learning objectives.
B.A., Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia