Instructor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Trumpet Institute
Head of the jazz and trumpet program, University of Richmond
D.M.A., Trumpet Performance, University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.S.T., Music Education, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; B.M., Trumpet, Eastman School of Music
Dr. Michael Davison is a diverse performer, respected professor, published composer, and ethnomusicologist. He is head of the jazz program at the U of Richmond. As a commercial player, Davison has performed alongside of some of Motown’s most iconic singers and groups including Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Patti Austin, the Temptations and The Four Tops. As a classical musician, Davison has performed with Rhythm and Brass, The Wisconsin and Whitewater Brass Quintets, the Rochester Philharmonic, Wisconsin Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Symphony. Davison has also performed for Pope John II and George Leonard Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury. Davison has published two transcription books on famed trumpeter Randy Brecker and teaches trumpet at Interlochen International Arts Camp. Dr. Davison, an expert in Cuban music, has produced a documentary – Cuba: Rhythm in Motion, and teaches the genealogy of Cuban rhythms and American jazz at the University of Richmond and worldwide.