Cory Davis

Cory Davis is a conductor, pianist, tenor, and nonprofit professional. He is the Artistic Director of One Voice Chorus in Charlotte, NC. 

While living in Philadelphia, Cory was the Music Director at Marple Christian Church, Assistant Conductor of Voices Chorale New Jersey, Conducting Intern for Philadelphia Voices of Pride, and Development Associate at Project HOME, an organization dedicated to eradicating street homelessness in Philadelphia. Cory also lived in Washington, DC, for twelve years where he was the Music Director of the Gaithersburg Chorus, Assistant Director for the Washington Men’s Camerata, and Development 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.

As a pianist, Cory studied with internationally acclaimed concert pianist and composer Paul Leavitt, Dr. Patrick O'Donnell, collaborative pianist and opera coach at Peabody Conservatory, and Grammy award-winning collaborative pianist Lambert Orkis while at Temple University. Cory has served as a collaborative keyboard artist for various choruses including Washington Men's Camerata, Congressional Chorus, and Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. He has enjoyed giving full-length solo recitals and especially collaborating with vocalists on art song concerts. He has served as a music director and vocal coach for musical theatre productions at schools and colleges. 

Cory holds a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Temple University where he was 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. His primary conducting teachers were Paul Rardin, Mitos Andaya Hart, and Rollo Dilworth, and he has also participated in master classes with Alice Parker, Andre Thomas, John Alexander, Rob Istad, Duain Wolfe, and David Hayes.

Instruments
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
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