3rd Place Winner, 1998 Debose National Piano Competition
2nd Place Winner, 2000 Debose International Piano Competition
Editors Choice Award, 2009 Suite101 Online Magazine
Finalist, 2010 Thomas Brumby Concerto Competition
Hailed for her distinctive musicality and expressive warmth, American pianist Jacqueline Banks is quickly establishing herself for a variety of repertoire specializing works by African American and women composers. Recently, Mrs. Banks was appointed President of Georgia State University's collegiate chapter of Music Teacher National Association (MTNA).
Mrs. Banks' 2008-2009 engagements include recitals in Atlanta, Miami, Washington D.C and New York City. She has performed at such venues as the annual African American Music Festivals in New Orleans, Lousiana.
Jacqueline Banks has been teaching piano and voice for approximately thirteen years and eight years, respectively. She has held faculty positions at several institutions and nonprofit organizations, and specializes in piano instruction, music history, solfege and the Kodaly Approach to music education. She is also a contributing writer for Suite 101. You can view her articles at http://www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/jacqueline_banks.
Mrs. Banks holds a Bachelor's of Music degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, Master's of Music degree in piano pedagogy and certification in Kodaly Methodology from New York University.
She is the founder and director of the National Conservatory of Arts in Washington DC.