J. Craig Davis
Office: Hunziker Hall, Room 103
Phone: (973) 720-2771
Position: Director of Bands
Area Specialization: Band, High Brass
J. Craig Davis, a native of Sylacauga, Alabama, is currently Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at William Paterson University. In addition to those responsibilities, he is also brass coordinator for the music department, and teaches instrumental conducting for undergraduate and graduate students. He has also served on the faculties of Princeton University, Furman University, and The Interlochen Center for the Arts National Music Camp, The New Jersey Symphony Conducting Staff as Conductor and Music Director of the Greater Newark Youth Orchestra, as well as, taught public school in New York State.
Davis holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance from the Juilliard School, and the following degrees from the Eastman School of Music: Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, the Performer’s Certificate in Trumpet Performance, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
Dr. Davis is currently a free-lance trumpeter and conductor in the New York Metropolitan area primarily as a soloist and participant in chamber music concerts. He has performed with The New Jersey Symphony, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic. Dr. Davis frequently guest conducts and serves as a clinician for honor bands, public schools, and education conventions throughout the United States.
Professional affiliations include College Band Director’s National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, New Jersey Band Association Board of Directors, The International Trumpet Guild, and the Music Educator’s National Conference.