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First Name: William
Last Name: Davis
Bio: William Davis has been a faculty member in the University of Georgia School of Music since 1981. He earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the University of Kansas, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music. His bassoon teachers have been Austin Ledwith and David Van Hoesen, and he studied composition with John Pozdro, Samuel Adler, and Warren Benson. He has performed solos and chamber music in the United States and Europe. He is featured on two commercial compact discs as a bassoon soloist and in chamber works. His published compositions include works for soloists, chamber ensembles, chorus, and symphonic band. His orchestral works have been performed by the Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and other orchestras. Prior to taking his current position at the University of Georgia, he was an Army Band Officer, a bassoonist in the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, and a faculty member at West Texas State University. He has served in officer positions in the International Double Reed Society and the Southeastern Composers League, and he is currently the president of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.
Source: Double Reed 21/1 (1998)