PRIMARY INSTRUMENT(S):Celtic Harp
pedal harp, Celtic harp, flute, keyboards
TYPE OF WORK DESIRED:TOURING
TEACHING MUSIC LESSONS
CHART READING/WRITING SKILLS :
HOME STUDIO :Home Studio:
ADDITIONAL SKILLS :Additional Skiills:
Member of world-renowned Nashville String Machine. Professional classical, pop, Celtic, orchestral and session harpist. Private harp studio in Nashville, TN. Harp Instructor at Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University. Former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra.
Resume / Bio:
Phyllis holds Master and Bachelor Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra. Phyllis has worked as both a solo artist and accompanist for many notable artists such as Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, CeCe Winans, Donna Summer, Dennis DeYoung, Trey Anastasio and Kip Winger, just to name a few. Her recordings have received airplay on radio stations around the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, and Asia. She currently records with the Nashville String Machine. Phyllis has performed on numerous studio recordings, movie soundtracks and in concert performances for a variety of gospel, pop, and classical artists. Her TPAC performances include The Producers, Camelot, Dream, The King & I, South Pacific, and Christmas Carol. Ms. Sparks played with the Nashville Symphony on their East Coast Carnegie Hall Tour and for the Amy Grant Christmas Tour. With the Nashville String Machine, Phyllis played for the soundtrack of the movie Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron among many others. She was President of the Nashville Harp Society from 2008-2014, American Harp Society Nashville Chapter. Currently she is the Southern Regional Director of the American Harp Society. She is a member of BMI. Voyager Records releases by Phyllis Taylor Sparks are: A Special Celtic Harp Christmas, Harp Horizons, Accents For Solo Harp, Celtic Harp Sparks!, Harp For Christmas, I Remember You, and Heart Strings. In addition, Phyllis is the Harp Instructor at Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University. She has a private harp studio in Nashville's Oak Hill area.