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Timothy Davis

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationArranger, Composer, Teacher
CategoriesClassical, Contemporary

Massachusetts native Timothy A. Davis has studied music composition with Lawrence Fritts, David Gompper, Thomas Oboe Lee, Salvatore Macchia, and Bruce MacCombie. He earned Pi Kappa Lambda honors in graduating with a doctorate in composition from the University of Iowa, after previously earning degrees in music from the University of Massachusetts (M.M., 2006) and Boston College (B.A., 2002). Commissions of Tim’s work include Americana (2006) for the Bay Colony Brass, Cantos del Mar (2007, rev. 2010) for tubist Valentine Bialecki, and The Terraces of Purgatory (2008) for soprano Shannon Rose McAuliffe. Tim’s music has been performed by the Bay Colony Brass; the Indiana University Brass Choir; the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra; choirs at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Iowa, and Indiana University; the Artemisia Quintet; the Movadi Wind Quintet; the University of Massachusetts Graduate Woodwind Quintet; and by numerous undergraduate and graduate students and ensembles. His compositions have been programmed at the 2007 and 2008 Midwest Composers’ Symposia, the 2009 “Tutti” New Music Festival at Denison University, at the 2009 Bay View (Michigan) Music Festival, and in the Boston New Music Initiative’s inaugural concert series. In Memoriam (2005, rev. 2008) for symphony orchestra was recorded in the summer of 2007 by the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Robert Ian Winstin and is commercially available as part of ERM Media’s “Masterworks of the New Era” CD series (Volume 15), and on iTunes. Tim is the president and founder of the Boston New Music Initiative, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining an international network of composers, performers, conductors, directors, and champions of new music in order to generate new music concerts, compositions, collaborations, and commissions. In addition to teaching private composition lessons in the Boston area, Tim also teaches and performs on the trumpet. A competitive athlete, Tim has worked as a tennis instructor and coach throughout Massachusetts since 2005.

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