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Adam Davis

University of North Texas
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Adam Davis is currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Active as a performer, he has appeared at PASIC, the Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Seminar, and was a featured artist at the Western Colorado Percussion Festival. He has performed as a soloist with the Opole Philiharmonic Orchestra in Opole, Poland. Adam has also enjoyed chamber performances at the Open Space New Music Festival, Round Top Percussion Festival, and Fast Forward Austin Music Festival. He has also performed at music educator’s conferences in Colorado and Texas as well as the Midwest Clinic. In 2007, he won the distinguished Southard Solo and Chamber Music Competition at the University of Northern Colorado. Adam has toured around the world with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, playing timpani across numerous cities in Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and the United Kingdom. His varied career has also led him to be featured with the hip-hop group Air Dubai, based out of Denver, Colorado. As a writer, Adam is involved in composing and arranging for a variety of ensembles including the “Pride of the Rockies” Drumline and the Muziki Project in Kenya and Tanzania. A passionate teacher as well, Adam traveled in the summer of 2015 to several high schools and universities across Taiwan and China to present his clinic entitled A 21st Century Approach to Marimba. He has taught percussion for the Colorado All-State Band, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and maintains a vibrant studio of beginning through collegiate students. Adam holds degrees from the University of Northern Colorado (BM) and the University of Texas (MM) and is currently working on his DMA.