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. in Trumpet Performance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.S.T. in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; B.M., Trumpet from Eastman School of Music
Distinguished trumpeter, Dr. Michael Davison is a legendary performer, respected professor, published composer, and ethnomusicologist. As head of the jazz and trumpet program at the University of Richmond, he is in demand across the country as a classical and jazz performer and educator. Widely considered an expert in Cuban music, he performs and teaches Cuban music at the University of Richmond and worldwide. As a jazz musician, Davison has performed with the late tenor saxophonist, Michael Brecker, trombonist, Curtis Fuller and legendary Latin jazz saxophonist, Justo Almario. He has also performed with Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, 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 performed for Pope John II and George Leonard Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr. Davison has also published two transcription books on famed trumpeter Randy Brecker. Davison is a performing artist for the Edwards Intstrument Co.