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Hi, I'm Ken Davies
I'm a composer and arranger of classical, pop and electronic music for concert and industry including writing for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voice, chorus, keyboards
I have also worked in the commercial music field performing, arranging for and producing records and music for national television and corporate video projects. In my studio I can record and produce music for advertising, film, video, TV, websites and more.
My music has been played across North America in churches, concerts halls, radio-tv, colleges, and major new music festivals such as those sponsored by National Association of Composers USA, Society of Composers, Southeastern Composers League, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Electronic Music Midwest and International Trombone Festival.
I've received awards from
Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, and Eastern
Workshop. My works are published by Kenvad
In addition to composing, I remain active as a private music teacher (brass). I write occasional articles and design websites. I sometimes write my own lyrics, but my wife Judy (a published poet) does that better, in addition to managing our publishing activities.
Originally from Wisconsin, I live in south Mississippi on the part of the Gulf Coast made famous in 2005 by the hurricane Katrina and in 2010 by the BP oil spill.
Our studio cat, Darius Meow often supervise the creation of new 'mewsic' works. As Albert Schweitzer once stated, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
ACF - American Composers Forum
AFM - American Federation of Musicians (retired)
AMC - American Music Center
ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
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CMS - College Music Society
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CFAMC - Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers - CFAMC Yahoo Group
NACUSA - National Assn of Composers in USA
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SCI - Society of Composers, Inc.
SCL - Southeastern Composers' League
International Trombone Association (ITA)
Internet New Music Radio
2017 News and Performances of Ken's Works26-30 July 2017 – Twitter Rhapsody has been selected by the International Clarinet Association for performance by Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas at their International ClarinetFest to be held at the DoubleTree Hotel near Universal Studios, Orlando, FL.
9 April 2017 - Ken performs his Notasonata for trombone and fixed audio at Electrobrass at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville.
7-8 April 2017 – Dr. Adam Clark (Middle Tennessee State Univ.) performs Sapphire Kaleidoscope for solo piano at the CMS Great Lakes Conference, Murray University, Murray, KY.
30 Mar. - 1 Apr. 2017 – Four euphoniums and tuba will be featured in the premier performance of Ken's Divertimento for Five at the College Music Society's South Central Regional Conference, Henderson University, Arkadelphia, AR. At the same conference, his Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio will be performed by clarinetist Dr. Steven Becraft.
25 March 2017 – Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas (James Madison Univ.) will perform Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio at the 2017 Southeastern Composers' League Conference/Forum hosted at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA. Ken's attendance is supported in part by a mini-grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
25 February 2017 – Ken's Around 3 AM will be featured in concert during the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival, at the University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI.
23 February 2017 – Ken plays Notasonata for trombone and digital media at the College Music Society Southern Regional Conference at Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN.
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