Kevin Davis is in his 21st season as principal trumpet with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and in his 16th year as a performing member with the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. He has also performed with the Glenview Symphony, the First Free Orchestra, the DeKalb Municipal Band, and various productions at Starlight Theater in Rockford, Illinois. During his years in Detroit he performed with the Macomb Symphony, the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony, the Rochester Symphony, the Warren Symphony, and the Oakland Brass Quintet, and he toured with the Meadowbrook Estate Show Choir. He has studied with Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Jim Underwood of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He also has attended master classes by trumpeters Claude Gordon, Alan Vizzutti, Wynton Marsalis, and William Vacchiano.
In addition to performing, Kevin owns the project studio Musikd.com (at www.musikd.com), which provides the KSO with mastered archival recordings of performances at no cost to the orchestra. During the 2012 Olympic Games, Kevin re-released the CD White English Rain on iTunes®.
Kevin is certified to teach high-school band and is a member of the Illinois Music Educators Association. He is also a pre-clinical fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He earned a B.S. degree in music education from Oakland University and an M.A. degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. His master’s thesis, “Manifesting archetypal energy through music,” explores the intersection of music and depth psychology and is available as a free download through ProQuest or Musikd.com.