School of Music

David Horace Davies


David Horace Davies' music has been performed across the United States and internationally in prestigious venues such as the New York City's renowned Carnegie Hall and the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union. International performance venues include the Ghent Opera House in Belgium, the Culturo Jorge Borges in Buenos Aires, Unibes Cultural in Sao Paulo, and the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico in San Juan. His works have been included in the Basically Beethoven Festival in Dallas, New Music on the Bayou in Louisiana, the Sao Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival in Brazil, and the Frontwave New Music Festival in West Palm Beach.

Davies received a D.M.A. in Composition from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where he studied with Dennis Kam and John Van der Slice. A finalist for the Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Davies’ works have received awards from the College Music Society and the International Arts Movement. He is a multiple Semi-Finalist for the American Prize for Choral Composition and has twice received Honorable Mention from that organization. In 2019 he was the Distinguished Commissioned Composer of the Year for the Texas Music Teachers Association.

Davies has served as Associate Professor and Director of the School of Music at Nazareth College since 2020, having previously served as the Head of the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce and on the music faculties of the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College (NY) and Augustana College (IL). He is also active in leadership in a number of professional associations, currently serving as Vice President of the Northeast Chapter of the College Music Society, Vice-Chair of Region 6 for the National Association of Schools of Music, and as a Board Member and Immediate Past President for the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers.

David lives in Penfield with pianist/cellist/church musician Carrie Davies, their four children, and three very adorable cats.

School of Music Responsibilities

  • Director of School of Music


  • University of Miami, D.M.A.
  • University of Miami, M.M.
  • Houghton College, B.M.