Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Academic Area: Percussion

MM in Percussion Performance, Peabody Conservatory
Bachelor of Music Education, Baylor University

Taylor Davis is an educator, performer and artistic leader with a passion for collaboration. He has given clinics and concerts throughout the United States and Europe, spanning a variety of ages and topics related to both marching and concert percussion.

Davis is assistant director of percussion at Flower Mound High School and adjunct instructor of percussion at TWU. He is co-founder and executive director of Percussion Pal, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of resources for percussion education. As a performer, he has shared the stage with groups such as the Meehan/Perkins Duo, Sō Percussion, Glenn Kotche of the band Wilco, and Yo-Yo Ma. Davis has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and was involved in a production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass under the baton of the Baltimore Symphony’s Marin Alsop. In addition to concert and contemporary music, Davis is involved in Drum Corps International, teaching the Blue Stars Front Ensemble.

Davis is one half of the professional media company 2x1 Media. Their client list includes Todd Meehan, Ivan Trevino, Mark Ford, Paul Rennick, the Yale School of Music, Vic Firth, Zildjian Company, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and more. Recent projects include Zildjian Live! Season Two at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, where Taylor recorded artists such as Stanton Moore, Dennis Chambers, Ash Soan, JD Beck, Matt Greiner and more. He is a founding member of Lagan Percussion, the 2016 winner of the inaugural Semper Pro Musica competition. With Lagan, he is an active participant in commissioning and performing new music. Recent consortiums include Stress & Flow by Alejandro Viñao and Evergreen by Robert Honstein. Lagan often collaborates with other musicians, organizing performances of important works such as Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and Terry Riley’s In C.

Davis completed his master of music in percussion performance at the Peabody Conservatory with renowned teacher Robert van Sice. Davis is a Presser Scholar and recipient of the Peabody Artistic Excellence Award. He completed his undergraduate studies with Todd Meehan and Ivan Trevino at Baylor. He is a licensed K-12 music educator and is a recipient of the TMEA Outstanding Music Educator Award. He also was admitted to the Sō Percussion Summer Institute (2016) and the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar (2014) where he worked with artists such as Sō Percussion, Paul Lansky, Stephen Mackey, John Luther Adams, and Cynthia Yeh. Taylor is a proud endorser of Black Swamp Percussion, Vic Firth, and Zildjian Cymbals.

When he isn’t performing or teaching, he enjoys running and spending time with his significant other Lindsay and their two dogs. 

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