Dr. Michael Davis graduated from the University of Iowa with a BM in saxophone performance with high distinction in 2016 where he was a student of Dr. Kenneth Tse.
While at Iowa, Michael participated in the Iowa Saxophonists’ Workshop Saxophone Ensemble, including the ensemble’s East Asia tour in July 2016. The ensemble performed multiple times in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium and in Chengdu, China, at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
Michael went on to study with Dr. Eric Nestler at the University of North Texas where he completed his MM in saxophone performance with a related field in music theory in 2017 and his DMA in saxophone performance with a related field in music and medicine in 2020. During his time at UNT, Michael was a member of the saxophone section of the renowned UNT Wind Symphony, served as a saxophone teaching fellow for two years, and conducted research on saxophone related occupational health problems with the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health.
Currently, Michael is the adjunct instructor of saxophone at Oklahoma City University and maintains a private lesson studio in the DFW metroplex while pursuing a rewarding creative agenda.