Faculty & Staff

Troy Davis


Troy Davis

Music

Director of Instrumental Music and Jazz Studies

(408) 741-2682

troy.davis@westvalley.edu

 

Courses

MUSC 39: Applied Music Seminar

MUSC 49: Symphonic Band

MUSC 51: Jazz Ensemble

MUSC 3/4: Music Theory

MUSC 5: Fundamentals of Music

MUSC 6: Introduction to Music Education

MUSC 9: Jazz: Past and Present

MUSC 10: Music Appreciation

MUSC 20: Musicianship

Biography

Troy Davis is Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music and Jazz Studies at West Valley College in Saratoga. He is the Director Emeritus of the Oakland Municipal Band, and the Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. He was the Interim Music Director of the San Francisco State University Wind Ensemble for the 2014-2015 academic year and has served as a guest conductor for the Hayward-La Honda Music Camp, Cazadero Music Camp, the Peninsula Youth Orchestra, the Holy Names College Youth Concerto Festival, the Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band, the North Tahoe County Honor Band, the Fremont Unified School District Honor Band, and Summer Music at Stanley, as well as on international tours to China, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, and Austria.

In addition to conducting, Mr. Davis is the Principal Oboist of the Livermore Valley Opera Orchestra, Oboe Section Leader of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble, and the Applied Oboe Instructor at West Valley College and the College of San Mateo. He was a member of the Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus, with whom he recorded three albums, and has performed with many great artists around the Bay Area including The Grateful Dead, The Drifters, Dmitri Matheny, Taylor Eigsti, Mic Gillette, Garth Brooks, Robin Williams, Pete Escovedo, Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. He is also an active adjudicator for California Music Educators Association (CMEA), Music in the Parks, and Forum Music Festivals and was selected as an inaugural mentor for the CMEA mentorship program for young and new music educators.

Mr. Davis was honored as the CMEA “Outstanding Music Educator of the Year” for 2017 and as a "Distinguished Music Educator" by Yale University in 2011. He earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in music education from Boston University, his Master’s Degree in music education from Notre Dame de Namur University, and his Bachelor of Music in oboe performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

last published: 9/27/18