William Davis

Dr. William Davis, a native of Illinois, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa, where he studied conducting with James Dixon, violin with Allen Ohmes, and piano with John Simms.

In demand as a conductor and string clinician throughout the Illinois and Indiana region, Dr. Davis has served as the conductor for the Illinois Council of Orchestra's annual Community Orchestra Symposium, and has been an invited clinician each spring at the Illinois Orchestra Consortium at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana-Champaign.

Dr.Davis has been a presenter at the Indiana Music Educators Association annual State Convention, a panelist at Indiana's annual Cultural Congress on the subject of arts programming, and a frequent guest conductor of Honor Orchestras throughout Illinois and Indiana.

Dr. Davis is Past-President of the Indiana American String Teachers Association, past host and Chairman of that organization's bi-annual Indiana State Solo Competition, and has served on the Editorial Committee of American String Teacher magazine. He has performed as violin soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster in the United States and Europe. Since 1972, Dr. Davis has attended the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a fellow in the conducting program at the Music School, and has participated as a violinist and pianist.

D.M.A. & M.M. University of Iowa; B.M. Eastern Illinois University.