Jeff Davis

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United States

Born in Chicago, Illinois. Currently a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.

My earliest works come from when I was six years old, but most juvenalia destroyed, and rightly so.

Composition teachers: Howard Hanson, Deems Taylor, Don Gillis. Music written for most instrumental and vocal media: solo, small ensemble, large ensemble, liturgical music, opera.

1984, began carillon study with Ronald Barnes at the University of California at Berkeley; 1988, passed professional examination by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North American; 1996-2000, President, The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America; 1999-2000, University Carillonist, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee; 2000- present, University Carillonist, The University of California at Berkeley

In addition to my duties at Berkeley, I am an active performer throughout North America and Europe. In addition to being president of the GCNA, I have served that organization in many capacities, including as a Director, and on the examination jury. I am a current juror on both the Johan Franco Composition Competition committee and the Examination Committee.

1974, Distinguished Alumnus of the National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan; 1993, The Berkeley Medal

I prefer music that is deeply-felt, craftily-written, and that constantly surprises me. Amen to that.