Elizabeth Davis, Instructor

Instructor: Cello Lessons

Elizabeth Davis began studying music at an early age. She completed her primary and undergraduate studies in Indiana, earning a B.M. in cello performance from the University of Evansville (Indiana).

While pursuing a master’s degree at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), she shifted majors from performance to music theory, then ultimately to music composition. As a student of Dr. Dinos Constantinides, Ms. Davis earned several awards during her time at LSU, including third prize in the 1989 ASCAP Victor Herbert Young Composers competition, Voice with Orchestra category with Oriana’s Lament for soprano and chamber orchestra. Her Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano was one of seven honorable mentions in the 1991 ASCAP Victor Herbert Young Composers competition, Small Ensemble category, and was also featured at the Second Festival of Women Composers at Indiana, Pennsylvania in March 1991.

Ms. Davis performed professionally for seventeen years with two major metropolitan orchestras, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (Evansville, IN) and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (Baton Rouge, LA). Other groups she has performed with include the Acadiana Symphony (Lafayette, LA), Austin Civic Orchestra (Austin, TX), Austin Symphony (Austin, TX), Louisiana Sinfonietta (Baton Rouge, LA), Mission Chamber Orchestra (San Jose, CA), Mission City Opera (Santa Clara, CA), Natchez Opera (Natchez, MS), and Southeastern Louisiana University Opera (Hammond, LA), as well as numerous chamber and studio recording ensembles. She has also performed violin and viola with the Summer Stings Orchestra.

Prior to moving to Maryland in March 2012, Ms. Davis was principal cellist of the Palo Alto Philharmonic in the San Francisco bay area. She is formerly principal cellist of the Howard County Ballet Orchestra, and currently principal cellist of the Columbia Orchestra. In September 2014, she joined the staff of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland as strings instructor.

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