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Brooks, Davis

Adjunct - Jordan College of the Arts


Lilly Hall - 212


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
violin, viola, chamber music, performance practice, orchestra excerpts

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Solo CD - Violin & Electronics

Solo CD - Violin Music of C. P. First

Select Discography at http://www.davisbrooksviolin.com/

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Freshman Honors Quartet, Fundamentals of Chamber Music - ES100

Personal Hobbies
Audio recording and editing. New York Yankees, Indianapolis Colts, Boston Celtics, Penn State Football and of course Butler basketball. I enjoy an occasional game of table tennis and BBQ.



DMA in performance - State University of New York at Stony Brook, MM in performance - Yale University, BFA -Penn State University

Previous Teaching

Bucknell University, Wayne State University, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Baylor University

Former Teachers

George Neikrug, Broadus Erle, Raymond Page, Syoko Aki, Joyce Robbins, Charles Libove, Russell Hatz, Julius Levine, (chamber music) Guarneri and Tokyo Quartets


Professional Experience

Orchestral Experience:

19 years as a member of the New York Chamber Symphony

10 years with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center

Associate concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of New England

Concertmaster of Harrisburg Symphony

Concertmaster of Waco Symphony

Brooklyn Philharmonic

New York Pops

Performances with Pavoratti, Josh Groban, Angela Brown, Michael Feinstein, Rod Stewart, Sarah Brightman, Moody Blues, Page and Plant, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Bob & Tom

Television/Radio Performances on  WQXR, WNUR, WITF, WFMT, WVIA, WFYI, Connecticut Public Radio, Bravo Cable Network, Live from Lincoln Center

Concertmaster on Broadway 

Chamber Music Memberships:

Indianapolis Chamber Players

Commonwealth, Linden String Quartets

Meridian, Essex Piano Trios