Maria Caputo blends technical and creative skills in her career as a musician. She is a composer; pianist and vocalist; music director, conductor, pit musician, accompanist, and rehearsal pianist; transcriber and copyist; and a piano technician.
Currently Maria is in her second year at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop as a composer. During the first year, she wrote songs with eight lyricists, including "Astoria", a ten-minute musical co-written with Alex Chang. She will be collaborating with lyricist and bookwriter Allison Light to pen songs for their second-year project at the BMI Workshop. Maria has also written and music-directed short musicals with Brooklyn Children's Theatre (BCT).
Her first single, "Curious", and accompanying music video came out on September 12, 2020. Several Maestra members played and sang in the 13-person ensemble (current video link!)
During more Normal Times, she tunes pianos all over the Tri-State Area, and loves meeting musicians and music lovers alike that way. She enjoys teaching piano and vocal coaching.
Maria is a proud alum of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied music and literature. She attended the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana for a semester (Cuba's leading conservatory). Maria is fluent in English and Spanish.
Maria is 1/3 of Classy Dame, a Brooklyn-based trio that meets at the intersection of musical theatre, Ben Folds, and Tune-Yards. She also plays keys and sings with Lily Desmond's project Lily and the Goddamns, a full-band treatment of Lily's genre-bending violin-led tunes.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Music Assistant
- Vocal Arranger
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Synth - keyboards