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Elizabeth Skola Davis
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  • Bethesda, MD
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Elizabeth Skola Davis replied to Gav Brown's discussion SPAM USER ALERT
"I was just going to report this fellow to you. I also got the crap message that he was looking for someone of my name about some money in the bank of Dubai.  Glad you're on top of things like this!"
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Tonal, Neo-romantic instrumental
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Bethesda, MD
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Born at Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Ms. Davis grew up moving frequently until her family finally settled in southern Indiana. Initially, she studied voice with her mother, then piano and organ at nine and cello at thirteen after having been piano accompanist for her junior high school string orchestra for two years. She completed her primary and undergraduate studies in Indiana, earning a B.M. in cello performance from the University of Evansville (Indiana).

While pursuing a master's degree at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), she shifted majors from performance to music theory, then ultimately to music composition. A student of Dr. Dinos Constantinides, Ms. Davis earned several awards during her time at LSU, including third prize in the 1989 ASCAP Victor Herbert Young Composers competition, Voice with Orchestra category with Oriana's Lament for soprano and chamber orchestra. Her Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano was one of seven honorable mentions in the 1991 ASCAP Victor Herbert Young Composers competition, Small Ensemble category, and was also featured at the Second Festival of Women Composers at Indiana, Pennsylvania in March, 1991.

Ms. Davis performed professionally for seventeen years with two major metropolitan orchestras, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (Evansville, IN) and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (Baton Rouge, LA). Other groups she has performed with include the Acadiana Symphony (Lafayette, LA), Austin Civic Orchestra (Austin, TX), Austin Symphony (Austin, TX), Louisiana Sinfonietta (Baton Rouge, LA), Mission Chamber Orchestra (San Jose, CA), Mission City Opera (Santa Clara, CA), Natchez Opera (Natchez, MS), and Southeastern Louisiana University Opera (Hammond, LA), as well as numerous chamber and studio recording ensembles.

Prior to moving to Maryland in March, 2012, Ms. Davis was principal cellist of the Palo Alto Philharmonic in the San Francisco bay area. She is currently principal cellist for the Columbia Orchestra. In September, 2014, she joined the staff of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland as strings instructor.

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At 9:52pm on January 19, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Elizabeth!


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