Freelance trumpet player Michael Davis is a Los Angeles native. After graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance he attended the USC Thornton School of Music achieved a Masters of Music. Michael has performed with such noted ensembles and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra and The Philip Glass Ensemble. He has also recorded with indie rock artists Devendra Banhardt, Noah Georgeson and Fabrizio Moretti to name a few. Michael has been the teaching assistant and guest soloist at the Oberlin summer Trumpet Workshop since 2007. Along with having a private studio Michael teaches beginning brass and percussion classes and is the Assistant Concert Band Director for the Assistance League of Flintridge. He has also been the trumpet coach for the Crescenta Valley Jazz Band for the past four years.
As a Teaching Artist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic I bring the following skills your program:
Trumpet Pedagody and Performance
Music has taken me around the world and I feel it is a vital part of a childʼs eduction. I feel that a strong foundation in fundamentals will empower the student's ability to perform in any musical situation. Through music we are able reach people in a very special and intimate way.