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Maria Caputo

Maria Caputo

She/Her

Biography

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; music assistant, transcriber and copyist; and a piano technician.

Currently, Maria works as a music copyist for 7th Avenue Music Service, which prepares music for Broadway, touring and regional theatre, concerts, and more.

She still tunes pianos all over the Tri-State Area (New York metropolitan area), and loves meeting musicians and music lovers alike that way. Send her a message if you want your piano tuned!

Maria completed the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop as a composer. She and lyricist Allison Light penned four songs for their second-year project at the BMI Workshop: their musical adaptation of "Stardust" (available on Maria's YouTube channel!) earned them an invitation to the Advanced Workshop at BMI. Maria has also written and music-directed short musicals for Across a Crowded Room at Lincoln Center ("The Crane Wife" by Hur, Freeman, and Caputo), Brooklyn Children's Theatre (BCT), and elsewhere.

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!)

In March 2024, Maria served as music associate and pianist for a presentation of songs from "Animal Magnetism" at Joe's Pub (story by Ellen Winter, Chris Littler, Jonathan Groff, and Kelly Tieger; songs by Winter & Littler). The presentation was directed by Machel Ross and music directed by Ellen Winter.

In summer 2023, Maria played piano for the Off-Broadway debut of "The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends", a musical with book & lyrics by Annie Pulsipher, and music & additional lyrics by Alex Petti.

In November 2023, Maria served as music associate for song cycle "Spiral Bound" at Joe's Pub (songs by Miranda Ferriss Jones based on the poems of Richard Edelman). This concert was a benefit for Maestra and Open Stage Project, produced by Laura Benanti, stage directed/choreographed by Emily Maltby, and music directed by Sujin Kim-Ramsey.

In 2021 and 2022, she served as music director for two projects at Molloy/CAP21 in NYC (Molloy University's musical theatre conservatory).

Maria served as Music Co-Director and Music Associate for two workshop readings of musicals by Sequoia Sellinger and colleagues.

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 arts 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. Classy Dame's first EP, "Shut Your Mouth so the Bees Don't Get In", was released on February 17, 2022.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Boston/New England

Interested in touring?

  • No

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Rehearsal Pianist

Primary Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Voice

Additional Instruments

  • Keytar
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)