Alec M. Davis
(571) 276-6384

Formal Education
Bachelor of Music - Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, at the Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
Major: Piano Performance, with a focus on Piano Pedagogy
Minor: Music Composition
Notable Classes:

  • History of Piano Ped / Elementary Piano Ped / Advanced Piano Ped / Teaching Internship
  • Gregorian Chant Practicum I / II
  • University Chorus / Chamber Choir / Town and Gown Choir
  • Symphony Orchestra / Rep Orchestra / Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestration / Counterpoint / Conducting

Memberships, Qualifications, Certifications
Music Teachers National Association - member
Maryland State Music Teachers Association - member
Music Teachers Association of Greater Baltimore - member
Montgomery County Music Teachers Association - member
Washington DC Music Teachers Association - member

Adobe Audition CC Essential Training - Certificate of Completion

Japanese Language Proficiency Test - N5 Passed

Aikido Schools of Ueshiba - 6th Kyu

Employment History
Davis Music Studios - Manassas, VA / Washington, DC / Baltimore, MD
Performer, Teacher, Composer, Performance Coach, Audio Technician, Vocalist, Copyist
[2005 - Present]

Summer Dinner Theater - Rockville, MD
Rehearsal Pianist, Music Directing Intern, Asst. Music Director

Spotlight of the Arts Camps - Manassas, VA
Director of Music

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Washington, DC
Cantor and Chorister / Assistant to the Director of Liturgy
[2007-2012] / [2010-2012]

Thomas Circle Singers - Washington, DC
Rehearsal and Performance Pianist and Organist

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church - Derwood, MD
Organist, Rehearsal Accompanist

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church - Essex, MD
Director of Music, Organist / 2-12 grade Chorus Teacher
[2012-2015] / [2013-2014]

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ - Bethesda, MD
Director of Music, Organist
[2015 - Present]

Performance Venues (as solo or collaborative)
Schools / Universities
Ward Hall, Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
Harris Theater, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College (Rockville, MD)
Towson University (Baltimore, MD)
Baltimore City Community College (Baltimore, MD)
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)
St. Paul's College (Washington, DC)

Formal Venues
Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)
Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
John F. Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage / Concert Hall (Washington, DC)
National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)
Embassy of Luxembourg (Washington, DC)
Music at Penn Alps (Grantsville, MD)

Places of Worship
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC)
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, DC)
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (Washington, DC)
National Synagogue Ohev Sholom (Washington, DC)
St. Peter's on Capital Hill (Washington, DC)
National City Christian Church (Washington, DC)
First Congregational UCC (Washington, DC)
Church of the Epiphany (Washington, DC)
St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Washington, DC)
Luther Place Memorial Church (Washington, DC)
Lincoln Temple UCC (Washington, DC)
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church (Washington, DC)

Westmoreland Congregational UCC (Bethesda, MD)
St. Francis of Assisi (Derwood, MD)
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Essex, MD)
Temple Emanuel (Kensington, MD)
Latvian Lutheran Church of Washington (Rockville, MD)
St. Stephen's Church (Kingsville, MD)
St. Patrick's Catholic Church (Rockville, MD)
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (Cockeysville, MD)
St. Edmund's Catholic Church (Rehoboth Beach, DE)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Cincinnati, OH)
All Saints Catholic Church (Manassas, VA)
Grace United Methodist Church (Manassas, VA)
Manassas Baptist Church (Manassas, VA) 
St. John the Beloved (McLean, VA)

Audio Software / Gear List / Instruments
Ableton Live 9
Cakewalk Sonar X3
Adobe Audition / Adobe CC

ZOOM F8 Multitrack Field Recorder
Zoom H4n Recorder
Zoom H2n Recorder (x6)
Zoom H2 Recorder (x2)
Oktava M012 (Stereo Pair) Joly Mod
AKG Perception 170 (Stereo Pair)
Komplete Audio 6 Interface
Yamaha MOX 8 Synth Workstation
M-Audio Axiom Air 25 Synth
KRK Rokit 5 G3 (Pair) Monitors
Sony MDR-7506 Studio Monitors (x2)
CPS Spacestation V.3 Audio Monitor
Q-Logic Digital Metronome
East-West/Quantum Leap Digital Library (composer cloud)

Kawaii KG-5C Grand Piano
Jaymar Toy Piano
Bach Stradivarius (hv) Trumpet
Bass Guitar
Yamaha CG-101M Classical Guitar
Melodion / Melodica
Moog Theremin
Indian Tanpura
Indian Sitar
Indian Tabla (2 set)
Korean Buk (북)
Japanese Shō (笙)
Japanese Otomatone (オタマトーン)
Chinese Guzheng (古箏) 16 string
Chinese Dizi (笛子)
Chinese Erhu (二胡)
Chinese Hulusi (葫芦丝)
Indonesian Gong - Low G
Indonesian Angklung
Indonesian Khaen
Darbuka (Meinl)

Artistic Director Projects
The Splendor of Eternity (2015) WFC + EYA
-All A capella choral performance featuring EYA:ENSEMBLE FOR MEDIEVAL MUSIC
-Works by Reger, Tavener, Rebelo, Thompson, Hurd, Stanford, and Mendelssohn
-Theme: Life and Death

Light in Deepest Night (2015) WFC + Chamber Orch
-Fundraiser for Rev. Clemnta Pinkney Scholarship Fund (Wesley Seminary)
-Featuring Aaron David Miller's "Light in Deepest Night" newly orchestrated, and spoken word
-Theme: Combating Gun Violence

Da Pacem (2016) WFC + Orch
-WFC and members of Georgetown Chorale, Laura Choi Stuart, Richard Giarusso, Maureen Kelly
-String arrangement of RVG plus percussion and organ arrangement of brass/winds
-Sea Chronicles (Paul Stanhope) Da Pacem (Arvo Pärt) Dona Nobis Pacem (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
-Theme: Peace (Fundraiser for Bethesda Cares)

The Spiritual (2016) WFC (PROGRAM)
-All A capella WFC featuring soloist George Singleton
-Performance at Lincoln Temple (with spoken word) and in Liturgy
-Works by Moses Hogan, William Dawson, Robert Shaw, and others
-Theme: Voices from the past as a plea for our time (Fundraiser for Shaw Community Ministry)

Songs of Shelter (2016) WFC + Harp (PROGRAM)
-WFC featuring vocal soloists and harpist Michelle Lundy
-Program featured chants, 8 narrative solo works, and Britten's Ceremony of Carols
-Theme: Focusing on the aspect of shelter in the Nativity story (Fundraiser for Calvary Women's Services

The Branch Will Not Break (2017) WFC + Great Noise Ensemble (PROGRAM)
-WFC and Great Noise Ensemble, featuring Lena Seikaly, All New Music
-Ayre (Golijov) Ruminations on words by Charles Bernstein (Davis - Premiere) The Branch Will Not Break (Cerrone)
-Theme: Exploration of time and how we use it (Fundraiser for Bethesda Cares)

Thrive (2017) WFC + Washington Conservatory (PROGRAM)
-WFC with the Washington Conservatory Orchestra, and Marimba Jake Harpster
-Frostiana (Thompson), Two Fountains (Bebo), Winter (Vivaldi), Gloria (Vivaldi)
-Theme: Dark and cold to light and joyful (Fundraiser for Thrive DC)

Lavtia (2018) WFC + Strings (PROGRAM)
-WFC with members of Apollo Symphony, featuring soprano Aani Bourassa
-Pater Noster (Vasks), Viatore (Vasks), 3 Poems by Fricis Barda (Einfelde), Passion and Resurrection (Esenvalds)
-Partnered with Embassy of Latvia, American Latvian Association, Latvian Lutheran Church, LIRS
-Theme: Lent / celebrating 100 years of Latvia (Fundraiser for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service)

For Whom Shall We Sing (2018) WFC + Slangston Hughes, QuaQuaQua (PROGRAM)
-WFC with Baltimore based percussion quartet QuaQuaQua and Baltimore slam poet Slangston Hughes
-Three Nocturnes (Forrest), Cloudburst (Whitacre), Promise of Living (Copland), Percussion by John Cage and Elliot Cole
-Partnered with Bethesda Cares
-Theme: "A Concert of Sedition" - a commentary on benefit concerts and the different levels of supporting a cause. 

Nippon Kara (2018)

[Currently in need of update]

Green Stairwell Concert Series

Thursdays at Noon


Audio Projects
Demo / Audition / Recital Recordings - Individuals
-Melissa Kornacki (Mezzo-Soprano) 2008 / 2013 / 2015
-Patricia Portillo (Mezzo-Soprano) 2009
-Alex Indelicato (Baritone) 2010
-Charlie Hyland (Baritone) 2010
-Danielle Lozano (Soprano) 2010
-Maureen Brabeck (Soprano) 2016
-Sean Murray (Tenor) 2013
-Elena Forbes (Clarinet) 2010
-Genevieve Norton (Cello) 2010
-Britt Lewis (MT Recital) 2011
-Jessica Thorne (MT Recital) 2011
-Laura Zinn (MT Recital) 2011
-Maggie Walker (MT Recital) 2011
-Maria Rizzo (MT Recital) 2011
-Melissa Victor (MT Recital) 2011
-Nora Palka (MT Recital) 2011
-Sam Forgie (MT Recital) 2011
-Sean Burns (MT Recital) 2011
-Tracey Ramsay (MT Recital) 2011

Demo / Audition / Recital Recordings - Ensembles
-Cockeysville Music Education Center (2012- ) Recital Recordings
-Davis Music Studio (2016- ) Recording Sessions
-Liz Schilling Studio Recitals (2014-2016) Recital Recordings
-Westmoreland UCC Concerts (2015 - ) Live Performances
-St. Francis of Assisi Octet (2014-2017) Good Friday Services
-Washington Conservatory of Music (2018) Live Performances
-Great Noise Ensemble (2019) Live Performance at Kennedy Center
-New Orchestra of Washington (2021) Live Performance
-Peabody Children's Chorus (2021) Recording Session

Folie a Two Productions - Audio Recordist / Production
-Sleeping Beauty (2014) Short Film
-Cockeysville Music Education Center (2014) Marketing Video
-Kunzang Palyul Choling (2015) Fundraising / Marketing Video
-Comprehensive Survival Arts (2015) Anniversary Video
-Investors United School of Real Estate (2017) Educational Material Video

Awarehouse Productions - Audio Recordist
-Manager of the Year (2015) Short Film

Arrangement / Orchestration Projects
National Anthem (2010)
-2 Verse Arrangement for Men's Quartet or TTBB

Light in Deepest Night (2015) Cantata by Aaron David Miller
-Arrangement for chamber orchestra

Personent Hodie (2015) Medieval Carol
-Arrangement for Handbells, Brass, Percussion, Organ, and SATB

My Soul in Stillness Waits (2016) Hymn by Marty Haugen
-Arrangement for A capella SATB as Introit

O Sons and Daughters (2016) Hymn O FILII ET FILIAE
-Arrangement for Brass, Percussion, Flute, Organ, and SATB

A Mighty Fortress is Our God (2017) Hymn EIN FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT
-Arrangement for String Quartet, Organ, and SATB

The Strife is O'er (2018) Hymn VICTORY
-Arrangement for String Quartet, Organ, and SATB

[In need of update]

Commissioned / Requested Compositions
A Rose for Her (2006) for Violin and Piano
-Ana Quijano

Every Riven Thing (2015) for Organ and SATB
-Westmoreland Congregational UCC Music Search Committee

Driving Home (2016) Short Film Soundtrack Composition / Production
-Hiro Amano - Elaborado A Mano Productions

[In need of update]

Music Copyist Projects
Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom (2010)
-Transcription and Engravement (All I Wanna Do is Eat / Secondary Princess / Without the Guy / Two Legs)

Diana Mand: Mass of the Radiant Beauty of God (2014)
-Transcription and Engravement

Music Theater / Opera Productions
Godspell (2002) URTM - Cast
Sound of Music (2003) URTM - Cast
HONK! (2004) URTM - Pit Orch.
Children of Eden (2004) PWLT - Piano
Fiddler on the Roof (2005) URTM - Cast
Guys and Dolls (2005) SMC - Cast
Civil War (2005) PWLT - Piano
Pippin (2006) URTM - Cast 
Ragtime (2007) SDT - Piano
Sunday in the Park with George (2008) CUA - Piano
Evita (2008) SDT - Piano
Beauty and the Beast (2008) SDT - Asst. Music Dir
Godspell (2008) CS - Piano
Urinetown (2009) CS - Piano
This is Not My Life (2009) Premiere - Piano / Asst. Music Dir
Crazy for You (2010) SDT - Piano / Asst. Music Dir
Brigadoon (2010) SDT - Piano
The Fantasticks (2011) CS - Music Dir
Curtains (2012) HHS - Piano
Peter Pan Jr. (2013) MCS - Piano
Thoroughly Modern Millie (2013) HHS - Music Dir

La bohème (2009) CUA - Percussion

Teachers and Conductors
Melinda Randall (1998-2001) Piano
Dr. James Nalley (2001-2002) Piano
Dr. Marjorie Lee (2002-2004) Piano
Dr. James Litzelman (2004-2011) Piano

Joan Jurenas (2003-2005) Voice
Russell Penney (2006-2008) Voice
Dr. Gene Galvin (2009) Voice

Dr. Kevin O'Brien (2007-2008) Conducting
Dr. Tony Randolph (2007-2009) Composition
Dr. Jeremy Filsell (2015-2017) Organ

Repertoire List 

[In need of update]


BACH, Johann Sebastian
-English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV808
-Italian Concerto, BWV971
-Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV846 / BWV847 / BWV848 / BWV857 / BWV863 / BWV866

-Scottish Legend
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van
-Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op.15
-Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.19
-Sonata in F minor, Op.2, No.1
-Sonata in Bb Major, Op.22
-Sonata in C Major, Op.53 "Waldstein"
-Sonata in F minor, Op.57 "Appassionata"
-Sonata in Eb Major, Op.81 "Les Adieux"
-Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
-Violin Sonata No.5 in F Major, Op.24 "Spring"

BRAHMS, Johannes 
-Rhapsody in G minor, Op.79, No.2
-Six Pieces, Op.118
-Hungarian Dances, WoO 1
-Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op.52

-From the Southland (complete)

-Six Cuban Dances (no. 4)

CHAVEZ, Carlos
-Ten Preludes (no. 7)

CHOPIN, Frederic
-Ballades, Op.23 / Op.38 / Op.47 / Op.52
-Etudes, Op.10, No.1 / No.2 / No.3 / No.12
-Etudes, Op.25, No.1 / No.7 / No.12
-Impromptus, Op.29 / Op.66(Posth)
-Nocturnes, Op.9 / Op.48-1 / Op.55-1 / Op.Posth
-Mazurkas, Op. 7
-Polonaises, Op.40-1
-Preludes, Op.28, No.1 / No.3 / No.4 / No.7 / No.15 / No.16 / No.20 / No.22 / No.24
-Rondo, Op.posth.73 for two pianos
-Scherzos, Op.20 / Op.31 / Op.39 / Op.54
-Waltzes, Op.18 / Op.34 / Op.64
-Fantasie, Op.49
-Andante Spinato and Grande Polonaise Brilliant, Op.22

-Valse Suite, Op. 71

-Suite Bergamasque, L.75
-La cathédrale engloutie
-Feuilles mortes
-La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
-Chansons de Bilitis
-Page d'album

DETT, Nathaniel
-In the Bottoms

-Flute Sonata in C minor

FAURE, Gabriel
-Élégie, Op.24
-Piano Trio, Op.120

-3 Preludes

-Danzas Argentinas, Op.2
-Sonata No.1, Op.53

GLASS, Phillip
-Etudes (no. 2 / 6)

GLIERE, Reinhold
-6 Morceaux (no. 3 / 4)

GRIEG, Edvard
-Lyric Pieces (Op.12 / Op. 43)

-Diez Cantos Populares (no. 3 / 4 / 8)

-Ludis Tonalis

JOEL, William
-Fantasies and Delusions (Waltz #3, Suite for Piano, Fantasy, Delusion)

JOHNSON, Timothy
-a guide to misinterpreting the past (complete)

-Concert Etude in C Major, Op.40, No.1

LEE III, James
-12 Preludes of the New Earth (Baryl)

-Gargoyles (no. 4)
-Album for the Young (Starry Night)

LISZT, Franz
-Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
-Grandes études de Paganini, No.3 La Campanella
-Grandes études de Paganini, No.6 Theme and Variation
-Concert Etude No.3 Un Sospiro
-Petrarch Sonet No.2 Benedetto sia il giorno
-Mephisto Waltz No.2

-Sea Pieces, Op. 55

-Songs Without Words, Book 2, Op.30
-Songs Without Words, Book 3, Op.38

MONK, Meredith,
-St. Petersburg Waltz
-Railroad (Travel Song)

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus
-Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K.488
-Sonata in D Major, K.576
-Sonata for 4 Hands in D Major, K.381

-Pictures at an Exhibition (selections)

-Etude-tableax, Op.39, No.2 / No.9
-Suite No.2 for 2 pianos, Op.17

-Works for Piano (complete)

-Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26
-Sonata No.4 in C minor, Op.29

-Sonata in B minor, L449/K27
-Sonata in A Major, L391/K39

-Prelude in Em, Op. 87, No. 4

-Impromptus, Op. 90 (no. 1)

SCRIABIN, Alexander
-Preludes Op. 16 (no. 3)

-Preludes, Op.87, No.4 / No.20

-Le Sacre du Printemps (selections)

A prole do bebe (Caboclinha)

ALAIN, Jehan

BACH, Johann Sebastian
-The Eight Short Preludes and Fugues BWV 553–560
-Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721

BUXTEHUDE, Dieterich
-Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn
-Fugue in C Major, BuxWV174
-Fugue in C Major, BuxWV175

BYRD, William
-14 Pieces for Keyed Instruments

-Plusieurs Noël en Tambourín

DUBOIS, Theodore
-7 Pieces for organ, Priere
-12 Pieces for organ

DUPRE, Marcel
-Anitphons I, II, and III, Op.18

FERKO, Frank
-Hildegard Organ Cycle

FRANCK, Cesar 

-Toccata on Veni Emmanuel
-Four Spirituals

KODALY, Zoltan
-Missa Brevis

-Apparition de l'Eglise éternelle

-Fugen über das Magnificat - Primi Toni
-Fugen über das Magnificat - Secundi Toni
-Fugen über das Magnificat - Tertii Toni
-Fugen über das Magnificat - Quarti Toni
-Fugen über das Magnificat - Quinti Toni
-Fugen über das Magnificat - Sexti Toni
-Fugen über das Magnificat - Septimi Toni

-Fantasia Chromatica
-Fantasia in G Major
-Fantasia in A minor

VASKS, Peteris
-Te Deum

-24 Pieces in Free Style, Op.31, 
-Messe Basse

WIDOR, Charles-Marie
-Organ Symphony No.5, Toccata

Other Interests / Skills

-Japanese Language Study (intermediate)
-Martial Arts: Aikido (since 2022)

Well Read on:
-Zen Buddhism, Rinzai Lineage
-Philosophy of Mind
-Cognitive Neuroscience