Dr. Kenneth Davis- Conductor, Artist, Educator
After receiving a D.M.A. in conducting from the Eastman School of Music, Kenneth Davis taught at the university level for almost 30 years. His appointments have included St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM; Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. In addition to the D.M.A., he holds an undergraduate degree in music education and three masters degrees in Theology, Conducting and the Liberal Arts. His choirs toured the United States and Europe several times and made appearances on the Today Show and Good Morning America. He has conducted in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and was invited by audition to sing with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in France and New York. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, he sang in the Atlanta Symphony Chorus with Mr. Shaw for many years. His teachers included Don Neuen, Roger Wagner, and Alfred Mann. While at Texas Tech, Dr. Davis was invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Convention three different years, and in 2010 he served as the conductor for the Texas All-State Mixed Choir. His choirs have been invited to regional and national ACDA conventions as featured performing ensembles and he has conducted over 40 regional choirs in Texas. His ensemble also recorded professionally for Naxos Records while at Texas Tech. His teaching assignment at St. John’s included courses in Classical Greek, Science, Philosophy and Literature. Today, he is a frequent guest conductor for high schools and colleges across the country, and also teaches workshops for secondary choral music educators. He now spends the majority of his time as a professional artist and studies with some of the leading painters alive today. He combines painting with travel, painting landscapes throughout the United States and Europe.