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Hi, I'm Ken Davies

I'm a composer and arranger of classical, pop and electronic music for concert and industry including writing for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voice, chorus, keyboards

I have also worked in the commercial music field performing, arranging for and producing records and music for national television and corporate video projects. In my studio I can record and produce music for advertising, film, video, TV, websites and more. 

My music has been played across North America in churches, concerts halls, radio-tv, colleges, and major new music festivals such as those sponsored by National Association of Composers USA, Society of Composers, Southeastern  Composers League, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Electronic Music Midwest and International Trombone Festival.

I've received awards from Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, and Eastern Trombone Workshop. My works are published by Kenvad Music.

In addition to composing, I remain active as a private music teacher (brass). I write occasional articles and design websites. I sometimes write my own lyrics, but my wife Judy (a published poet) does that better, in addition to managing our publishing activities. 

Originally from Wisconsin, I live in south Mississippi on the part of the Gulf Coast made famous in 2005 by the hurricane Katrina and in 2010 by the BP oil spill.

Our studio cat, Darius Meow often supervise the creation of new 'mewsic' works. As Albert Schweitzer once stated, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

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2018 News and Performances of Ken's Works

3 July 2018. The Mississippi Arts Commission awards Ken his 3rd win of the Performing Artist Fellowship in Composition.

25 June at 7:30 pm.
Dr. Richard Kravchak performs the world premier of Weather Report for oboe and fixed audio at Marsh Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.

19 June at 7:30 pm at Poindexter Hall, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS and 22 June at LeBaron Recital Hall, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL. Brittney White performs "Brain Fantasies" for horn and fixed audio and Ken performs "Nocturne September 2017" for solo trombone. Both are NACUSA Mid-South recitals free and open to the public.

5-7 April 2018 – Dr. Chialing Hsieh gives the world premiere performance of Ken's Landscapes for solo piano at the Society of Composers Region VI Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

3 April 2018. Jacob Elkin performs Notasonata at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn NY.

24-25 March 2018 – Dr. Joseph d'Auguste plays Ken's Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio and Dr. Carol Shansky performs his Soufriere for flute and digital media at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE on the CMS Northeast Regional Conference.

15 March 2018 – On the Composer's Concert at Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, Don Martin performs Ken's Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio and Ken plays his Notasonata for trombone and digital media.

23-24 February 2018 – Dark Side of Venus for saxophone quartet is premiered by Northwestern State University's sax quartet when its school hosts the 2018 Southeastern Composers' League Forum at Natchitoches, LA.

20 Oct 2017 – NACUSA Mid-South Concert at University of Montevallo, AL. Ken plays Nocturne August 2017 and premieres Nocturne September 2017 on unaccompanied trombone.

6 Oct 2017 - Crosswinds performs Ken's contemporary hard rock piece Make A Joyful Noise (Psalm 100) at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers annual conference at Fresno Pacitic University, Fresno, California. My attendance at this conference was assisted by a grant from the .

24 Sept 2017 – NACUSA Mid-South Concert at MS Univ. for Women, Columbus, MS. Ken premieres Nocturne August 2017 on unaccompanied trombone. Dr. Jessica Haislip performes Ken's Dark River for English horn and digital media.

26-30 July 2017 – Twitter Rhapsody has been selected by the International Clarinet Association for performance by Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas at their International ClarinetFest to be held at the DoubleTree Hotel near Universal Studios, Orlando, FL.

31 May 2017 – Ken's Around 3 AM ensemble for clarinet, alto sax, trumpet and piano will be featured in concert at a New Music on the Bayou Concert, 7:00 PM at the Stone Theater on the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston.

19 and 20 May 2017 – Ken performed his Soliloquy II  for unaccompanied trombone on two NACUSA Mid-South Concerts: 5/19 at the Univ. of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL and 5/20 at the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham.

29 April 2017 – NACUSA Mid-South Concert at MS Univ. for Women, Columbus, MS – Soufriere for flute and digital media was performed by flutist Jessica Banks, a lecturer at MS State Univ. Dr. Matthew Haislip, also an instructor from MS State, gave the premier performance of Ken's new work, Loose Connections for unaccompanied French horn.

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