Faculty Profile

Mitchell Davis

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education, Temple University, 2018
Office: CAPA, Room 103-A
Email: davism@nsula.edu


Mitchell Davis is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Northwestern State University.  Dr. Davis teaches introduction to music education, teaching methods, and repertoire for school bands courses.  He holds degrees in music education from the University of Maryland (B.M.), Kent State University (M.M.), and Temple University (Ph.D.).  Dr. Davis is an instrumental music education specialist.  His research interests include educational equity, creative thinking, student-centered music learning, process-oriented ensemble curricula, and life-long music making.  Dr. Davis taught for 9 years in the Prince George’s County public school system in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  While there, he taught elementary, middle, and high school band and orchestra, and directed concert bands, jazz bands, pep bands, marching bands, pit orchestras, string orchestras, and symphony orchestras.  Dr. Davis has received honors from Prince George’s County Public Schools and the Maryland State House of Delegates for excellence in teaching.  Dr. Davis also has spent considerable time working with community-based ensembles.  He was a conductor of the Temple University Night Owls Campus/ Community Band and the Temple Preparatory Wind Ensemble.  Additionally, he is the co-founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Category 5 Wind Ensemble.  Dr. Davis has presented practitioner sessions and research at a number of conferences, including those held by the National Association for Music Education and the Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania music educators associations.  Dr. Davis is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the Louisiana Music Educators Association.  Dr. Davis is an active clinician for school bands and orchestras.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Davis is a freelance bassoonist and contrabassoonist.

Office Hours

By appointment

Course Information

Course Title Location Time
MUED.5900.01I INTRO TO MUSIC RESEARCH Internet 06/06/22-07/29/22
MUS.1500.01I RECITALS & CONCERTS Internet 07/05/22-07/29/22