Trey Davis is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of Choral Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he conducts the LSU Women’s Chorale and the LSU Tiger Glee Club, teaches courses in graduate and undergraduate conducting and literature, and supervises graduate monographs and performance projects. Dr. Davis formerly served as Associate Director of Choral Activities at University of Wisconsin-Platteville and as Associate Conductor to the Dubuque Chorale, which performed for the 2014 Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Conference.
Active as a guest artist and vocalist, Dr. Davis appeared recently as a soloist with the Dubuque Symphony, in performances of J.S. Bach’s B minor mass with the Madison Choral Project and Madison Bach Musicians, and as an inaugural member of the Big Sky Choral Initiative in Big Sky, Montana with The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally. He frequently conducts All-Region and festival honor choirs throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
A champion of early music, recent research interests include a full reconstruction of Jean Richafort’s requiem mass amid liturgical drama, as well as the choral works of David Lang, for which he is the recipient of the Julius Herford Dissertation Prize for outstanding research in choral music. His writing has been described as “exceptional for it its level of details, insight, contextual grasp and elegance.” He has presented interest sessions for regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, for the Louisiana Music Educators Association, for the Texas Music Educators Association, and for international conferences of the College Music Society, most recently in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland.
Dr. Davis completed D.M.A. studies in choral conducting at Texas Tech University with Richard Bjella. He completed M.M. studies in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, serving as graduate assistant to the Symphonic Choir under Dr. Joe Miller. While at Westminster Choir College, he prepared choirs for performances with many of the leading symphony orchestras of the world, including the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony. He holds a degree in music education from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.