Craig Michael Davis is an internationally known composer, conductor, and pianist from California. He travels the world performing a solo keyboard show and with The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, which he founded in 2015. He received a Master’s Degree in Theory and Composition from the New York University, and in 2016, received a Doctorate in Music Composition, from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Currently, Craig is on faculty at the Jacobs School of Music, teaching music. Craig studied predominately with Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, Jon Gibson, Lloyd Rodgers, Don Freund, Claude Baker, and Aaron Travers. Craig has had works premiered by L’viv Philharmonic Orchestra, NYU Philharmonic Orchestra, the JACK Quartet, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble and Indiana University Choir. Craig writes for film, theatre, and live performance. His theatre piece, Letters to a Terrorist, just placed in the finals of the ASCAP Young Composers Competition. His writing has earned a number of awards and residencies, among which include three ASCAP awards, Finalist in the 2015 Sacrarium International Composition Competition and Forum, the 2013 Alan A. Mannason Award for Composition, and the 2012 Henriquez Award for Composition. His music has been played in the United States as well as in Europe. Craig’s music is published through Jack Harrison Publishing Co., and his music is distributed through Davenport Records.
About Craig Michael Davis
IU Theatre — Composer
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