Maria Logis is an improvising artist who creates original lyrics and music. "Room for Something New" is her second collection of songs, following her first CD, "Do I Dare Imagine." She is author of numerous musical theater pieces including the one-woman theatrical pieces “Singing My Way Through It” and “And You Gave Me Music” as well as the play "The Lemon Tree."
Logis started to sing after she was diagnosed with cancer. She wound up in music therapy, went on a journey into her own pain and darkness, and discovered her voice as an artist. This discovery went well beyond her cancer and transformed her life-- from illness to wellness, from the life of a corporate executive to that of a performance artist and singer.
She has presented her story and songs at many conferences and in theater and cabaret settings such as, the Creative Center for Women with Cancer, the World Congress of Music Therapy in Washington D.C., the Training Institute for Mental Health, the New School, Beth Israel Hospital Pain Symposium, Gilda’s Club, The Moth at the BAM Café, American Music Therapy regional conference in Williamsburg Va, and the Black Box Theater at New York University.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Greek immigrant parents, Ms. Logis graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in political science and has a Master’s degree from New York University. She is a Management Consultant with expertise in training, leadership development and succession planning. Previously she was the General Manager of Human Resource Development for Con Edison.