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Ms. Phyllis Taylor Sparks

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Background Information

Employment History

Voyager Records Inc

Venus Harps

Harp Instructor

Tennessee Governor's School For The Arts

Affiliations

Member
Mantovani Orchestra

Education

Bachelor Degree

Music Performance

University of Michigan

Master Degree

Music Performance

University of Michigan

Masters Degrees

Music Performance

Belmont University

second Master's Degree

Music Performance

Belmont University

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Phyllis Taylor Sparks - Pedal & Celtic harpist
The list of people whom Phyllis Taylor Sparks has played for reads like a virtual Who's Who, including the wedding of Natalie Cole, numerous events for former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and for H.R.H. Prince Edward on his recent trip to Nashville.
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In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Sparks has played with the Nashville Symphony on their Carnegie Hall Tour, on the Amy Grant Christmas Tour and regularly records with the Nashville String Machine. Phyllis played the new Johnny Mathis CD "Sending You A Little Christmas".
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Ms. Sparks and her jazz trio, The Dream Machine, have played Nashville's prestigious Swan Ball.
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Ms Sparks has also played on numerous FILM SCORES including War Room and Fireproof.
Ms Sparks comes to Tennessee from Dearborn, Michigan. Phyllis holds Master and Bachelor Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has seven solo recordings on Voyager Records. Her recordings have received airplay on radio stations around the USA, Europe, Australia, Canada, and Asia. She currently records with the Nashville String Machine, Carl Gorodetsky, contractor.
She 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. Her tours with the Mantovani Orchestra covered the continental United States, Canada, Japan and Korea.
Phyllis is currently the Harp Instructor at Tennessee State University in Nashville,Tennessee and Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. She was the harp instructor for Tennessee Governor's School For The Arts in June 2015. She has previously taught at Austin Peay State University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Some of her Tennessee performances with orchestra include the Knoxville Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Memphis Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and the Nashville Symphony. She was President of the Nashville Harp Society from 2008-2014. She is currently the American Harp Society Southern Regional Director.
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Ms. Sparks captures the beauty of the harp in this tribute to the great song writing of Johnny Mercer.
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Based on the Broadway show "Dream", Ms Sparks performs some great jazz standards from the 40's to the 60's accompanied by The Dream Machine Band.
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The list of people whom Phyllis Taylor Sparks has played for reads like a virtual Who's Who, including the wedding of Natalie Cole, numerous events for Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and for H.R.H. Prince Edward on his recent trip to Nashville.
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In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Sparks has played with the Nashville Symphony on their Carnegie Hall Tour and on the Amy Grant 2001 Christmas Tour. Ms. Sparks and her jazz trio, The Dream Machine, have played Nashville's prestigious Swan Ball. She has also accompanied Josh Groban, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lorrie Morgan and the legendary Ray Charles. While playing with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Phyllis accompanied Trey Anastasio, of the rock group Phish, at the 2004 Bonnaroo Festival.
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This CD was inspired from the days when Ms. Sparks performed with the Mantovani Orchestra.
The list of people whom Phyllis Taylor Sparks has played for reads like a virtual Who's Who, including the wedding of Natalie Cole, numerous events for Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and for H.R.H. Prince Edward on his recent trip to Nashville.
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In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Sparks has played with the Nashville Symphony on their Carnegie Hall Tour and on the Amy Grant 2001 Christmas Tour. Ms. Sparks and her jazz trio, The Dream Machine, have played Nashville's prestigious Swan Ball. She has also accompanied Josh Groban, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lorrie Morgan and the legendary Ray Charles. While playing with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Phyllis accompanied Trey Anastasio, of the rock group Phish, at the 2004 Bonnaroo Festival.
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Phyllis is a former memeber of the famous Mantovani Orchestra.
Other recordings by Ms Sparks are **NEW** 2009 A Special Celtic Harp Christmas**. Accents for Solo Harp, Harp Horizons, Celtic Harp Sparks!, I Remember You, and Harp For Christmas.
That Touch Of Elegance For All Occasions
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© 2016 Phyllis Taylor Sparks. All Rights Reserved.


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by Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine
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Ms. Sparks captures the beauty of the harp in this tribute to the great song writing of Johnny Mercer.
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Based on the Broadway show "Dream", Ms Sparks performs some great jazz standards from the 40's to the 60's accompanied by The Dream Machine Band.
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by Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine
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An accomplished Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening and Celtic performer, Ms Sparks creates a style that is very today, yet still shows the harp's classical nature. Where as most of the album was recorded using her Concert Grand pedal harp, Feliz Navidad and Christmas Collage were recorded using a traditional Celtic harp. This album also features two original pieces by Ms. Sparks, Caribbean Carol ... Read more
Celtic Harp Sparks!
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The CD showcases Phyllis Sparks, a dynamic live performer, savvy composer, prolific recording artist, and in-demand session player. In her fifth CD, she uses current rhythms and styles in a prolific journey through traditional music (Amazing Grace and Simple Gifts) to some exceptionally inspired new music for harp, guitar, keyboard, percussion, and violin. ... Read more
Accents For Solo Harp
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" Accents For Solo Harp" is a collection of hymns selected by renowned harpist, Phyllis Taylor Sparks.
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This is Phyllis Sparks' 7th and most vibrant recording to date. The CD showcases Ms. Sparks' unique ability to blend traditional and non-traditional instrumental styles with timeless Christmas standards. There is no doubt this album will be the "go to " album of the ... Read more
That Touch Of Elegance For All Occasions
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© 2016 Phyllis Taylor Sparks. All Rights Reserved.


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Phyllis performs "Live At Studio C" at WPLN radio broadcast on August 30th. See more

Video! Live promo video of Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine!Click here to view a sample clip of the concert.
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Phyllis Taylor Sparks is from Dearborn, Michigan, and holds Masters Degrees in Music Performance from both the University of Michigan and Belmont University. Ms. Sparks performs in and around the Nashville area in many different ensembles including the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, the Memphis Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony. She played with the Nashville Symphony on its recent Carnegie Hall Concert. A former member of the Mantovani Orchestra, she frequently performs with members of the Nashville String Machine and recently played on the Amy Grant/Vince Gill Christmas Tour.
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We have a new CD, titled "Harp Horizons," featuring Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine.

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