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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.

    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!)

    She 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!

    In late summer 2022, she will music direct another course at Molloy/CAP21 in NYC (Molloy College's musical theatre conservatory).

    Maria recently 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

    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • 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
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Music Transcriber
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    My Primary Instrument

    • piano and voice

    My Instruments

    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards
    • Voice

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer
    • Home Studio Whiz