Alec Davis is a Washington DC area musician, composer, administrator, and pedagogue.
Alec has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist and organist with the Great Noise Ensemble, Thomas Circle Singers, the New Jersey Youth Symphony, Trinity Chamber Orchestra, and others. Joe Inman, the founder of the Reely/Hendricks Scholarship, remarked that he "has the soul of a true musician," and he continues to partner with local musicians for concerts, recitals, and recording projects.
Alec teaches private piano, music theory, and choral singing at Cockeysville Music Education Center just north of Baltimore. His students participate in yearly recitals and recording sessions, and compete in local, state, and national MTNA events.
As a composer, Alec writes for analog, digital, and combined ensembles. His choral works aim to be harmonically complex but pedagogically simple, and his works for piano draw from impressionism, jazz, and minimalism. His 2017 work "Ruminations on words by Charles Bernstein" for chorus and chamber orchestra was premiered by the Great Noise Ensemble and Westmoreland Festival Chorus in 2017, and featured the integration of a 1977 Public Access TV broadcast of the poet reading his work.
All these fields come together at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, in Bethesda, MD, where is the Director of Music and Organist. In addition to providing music for services, he also conducts the Westmoreland Festival Chorus, a community ensemble which prepares several concerts throughout the year to raise funds for local charities.
Alec's Teachers have included Dr. Marjorie Lee (piano), Dr. Jim Litzelman (piano), Dr. Tony Randolph (composition), Ms. Joan Jurenas (voice), Mr. Russell Penney (voice), Dr. Kevin O'brien (conducting), and Dr. Jeremy Filsell (organ and improvisation).