Micah Davison

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Micah DavisonMicah Davison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music -Instrumental Performance with a concentration in percussion from California State University, Fresno. He is currently continuing his studies at Fresno State under Dr. Matthew Darling for his graduate studies in pursuit of his Master of Arts degree in Music Performance. He was born and raised in Chowchilla, California. As a percussionist, Davison has enjoyed performances not only through enrollment of his college bands, but around and about the community as a professional performer, having played as a guest musician with the Merced Symphony, the Allan Spencer Mallet Choir, Fresno Pacific University Wind Ensemble, Fresno Community Concert Band, Fresno Community Chorus, and with the Fresno Philharmonic.
He has participated in the California All-State Percussion festival at the collegiate level and was awarded 2nd place in the solo timpani competition. In addition, he was also a competing member in the All-State Percussion Ensemble Competition with the Fresno State Percussion Ensemble, winning 2nd place in the spring of 2014 and with first place in spring of 2015. Davison has also had the pleasure to collaborate with numerous guest artists at the Central California Day of Percussion, including Artie Storch, Brad Dutz, and Thomas Burritt. He is serving as president of the Fresno State Percussion Organization, a club on campus that seeks the advancement and promotion of the percussive arts and helps bring in clinicians to educate musicians in the field of percussion, among of which is ProfessorMicah Davison Scott Ney from the University of New Mexico, and Marimba One artist Dr. Lynn Vartan.
As a soloist, Micah has performed the xylophone solo from Henry Cowell’s “Ostinato Pianissimo” with the Fresno State Percussion Ensemble and the marimba/xylophone soli from David Gillingham’s “Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble” with the Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Gary P. Gilroy. Davison was also a winner of Fresno State’s Spring 2015 Concerto Competition and performed Gillingham’s “Concerto No. 2 for Marimba” with the Fresno State Wind Orchestra. Micah Davison currerntly teaches at Edison High School as the director of percussion studies, and has also previously served as a drum tech and as pit tech.

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