G. Roger Davis, Composition

152 Center for the Performing Arts
(513) 529-3047
davisgr@MiamiOH.edu

G. Roger DavisG. Roger Davis holds a DMA (1990) and a MM in Music Composition from The Ohio State University. His musical background includes extensive touring, playing electric bass with rock and jazz bands on concert and club venues with the Doors, The Allman Brothers Band, The Byrds, and other major popular musical acts from the 1960s and 1970s. Davis has composed music for numerous jingles, industrial films and for television. In 1996 he won second prize for the best industrial film score (for the Panasonic Corporation) in the national Arrow Awards.

His art music is recorded on the Vienna Modern Masters and the Helicon labels.

Davis’s Piano Concerto in F, composed for Michael Chertock and released on Vienna Modern Masters 3058, received rave reviews in Fanfare Magazine, The American Record Guide and Musical Horizons in 2008.

Davis was the bassist and arranger for the Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble from 2000 through 2005. The group performed in over one hundred concerts in the USA, including appearances in New York and Detroit with Indian pop music artist, A.R Rahman.

In the 1990s, Davis and his colleague, Dr. Claire Boge, presented numerous papers at music theory conventions in the USA. All were based on Davis’ adaptations and extensions of Schenkerian Theory for the analysis of Jazz.

At Miami, Davis teaches music theory, advanced ear training, composition and arranging, and the history of twentieth century music.