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Cory Davis (‘18 M.M. Choral Conducting) is a freelance musician and nonprofit arts professional. Cory moved to Philadelphia from Washington, DC, where he was Music Director of the Gaithersburg Chorus, accompanist for the Washington Men’s Camerata, and Development Operations Manager at Chorus America, the national service organization for choruses. He previously worked at Washington Concert Opera, and Castleton Festival, Maestro Lorin Maazel’s summer opera festival. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University.

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Cory Davis is a freelance musician and nonprofit arts professional currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University. He came to Philadelphia from Washington DC, where he was Music Director of Gaithersburg Chorus and accompanist for Washington Men’s Camerata. He’s performed at the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington National Cathedral, The National Gallery of Art, and The National Portrait Gallery. He has worked with Washington National Opera’s summer Opera Institute for high school students, Georgetown University, the George Washington University, Congressional Chorus, Norwood School, St. Alban’s and the National Cathedral Schools, and Somerset Elementary as an accompanist and musical director. Cory was also Development Operations Manager at Chorus America, the national service organization for choruses. He previously worked at Washington Concert Opera and Castleton Festival. He graduated in 2008 summa cum laude from The George Washington University.

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Cory Davis is a freelance pianist and tenor, as well as a conductor, arranger, composer, and nonprofit arts professional. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the recipient of the Elaine Brown Tribute Award, given to a choral conducting student who most reflects the musicianship, dedication to excellence, and humanitarianism that distinguished her career.

Cory came to Philadelphia from Washington, DC, where he was the Music Director of the Gaithersburg Chorus, and accompanist for the Washington Men’s Camerata. He was Development Manager at Chorus America, the national service organization for choruses, and he previously worked at Washington Concert Opera, and Castleton Festival, Maestro Lorin Maazel’s summer opera festival.

Cory has performed at many illustrious venues in the DC area, including the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington National Cathedral,The National Gallery of Art, The National Portrait Gallery, Lisner Auditorium, Busboys and Poets, and Bethesda’s Imagination Stage. He has served as a rehearsal accompanist at the Music Center at Strathmore, and worked with Washington National Opera’s summer Institute for high school students. He has worked with Georgetown University, the George Washington University, Norwood School, St. Alban’s and the National Cathedral School, Somerset Elementary, and Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue as an accompanist and musical director. Recently he accompanied the Congressional Chorus for a concert of American Folk Songs and Spirituals that incorporated dance, slam poetry, and visual art. Cory’s arrangements have been performed by tenor Robert Baker of Washington National Opera, the George Washington University Women’s Choir, the Runnymede Singers, and the children’s choir of Vienna Presbyterian Church, and he composed an original score to Welder’s Theatre Company’s production of The Pull of Negative Gravity.

Cory graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University in 2008 with a B.A. in Music. At GWU, Cory’s major concentrations were piano and voice, and he was actively involved in many aspects of the music department, including University Singers, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, the University’s orchestra, and Women’s Choir, for which he served as accompanist. Cory music directed and accompanied many student theatre and Theatre Department productions, including Working, They’re Playing Our Song, and Moby Dick! The Musical and performed in Hair,The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and La Divina. At graduation, Cory was awarded the Barry Manilow Endowed Prize in Music for excellent musicianship and versatility.