13-time International and National award winning composer, Dr. Roland R. Davis, received a standing ovation in Carnegie Hall for the world-premiere of his newest work, “The Huangguoshu Parable.”  With his string quartet classical composition win,  an a cappella jazz composition win,  and an International win this year for vocal performance, Roland’s awards now exceed 30 in classical, 3rd Stream, and jazz.  As a Presser Scholar and All-American scholar, he was valedictorian at the New England Conservatory of Music—where Bob Brookmeyer called Roland, “The voice of the next generation”—earning highest honors in three Master’s degrees; this, after being valedictorian with highest honors in degrees in philosophy and classical composition as an undergrad’.  Recent commissions include works for Lincoln Center’s, Ted Nash; International classical saxophonist legend, Harvey Pittel; Internationally-screened video artist, Salem Mekuria; and a New York Shakespeare production of Love’s Labour’s Lost.  Upcoming commissions for new music include the Kraków Conservatory (classical), works featuring living-legend Scott Hamilton (jazz), another commission for the Jacob-Knight Award Winner for Poetry, Lea Deschenes (3rd stream), and his classical piece, Roland “When There Were Heroes” is to be featured at an International conference this fall.

Composition commissions, Performances, Master Classes, and Private Instruction available upon request

contact   Roland@RolandDavis.com

Dr. Roland R. Davis, (Ph.D.)

wins 13th

International award in 2014

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Carnegie Hall 2011

Carnegie Hall 2015