Dr. Luke Davis 

 

LUKE DAVIS  is a professional pianist, organist and teacher. He earned both a B.Sc. and a Mus.Bac. (Piano Performance), from the University of Toronto and the Associateship (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, in Piano Performance. Luke earned a Bachelor of Education degree, specializing in Vocal Music from the University of Western Ontario and taught for the Thames Valley District School Board (Ontario). He later pursued graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and subsequently earned two Masters Degrees: one in Organ and Church Music and another in Music Education. In 2008, Luke completed the degree, Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance: Liturgical, Church, and Synagogue Music, and the Graduate Certificate Program in Music Theory Pedagogy. Throughout his career Dr. Davis has directed many church, school and community-based choirs, including performances at Canterbury Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and Notre Dame (Paris). Dr. Davis has been the Director of Music in several churches in Toronto, Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. He has been the Parish Choir Director at St. Patrick's Parish Markham, Ontario, since 2011. Dr. Davis also directs the Parish Children's Choir, which he started in 2012, as well as the Fidelis Choir. He has been Parish Organist since January 2013 and he was appointed the Director of Music at St. Patrick's in 2014. Dr. Davis is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) with an Honours Music Specialist, and he has taught music and classroom subjects to students in grades JK through 12, as well as undergraduate level university courses in music. He currently teaches for the York Catholic District School Board.  Luke has been the Summer Administrator of the Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music in Calgary, Alberta, since 2003.

 

 

 

Scholastic Honours

 

  • Marilyn Mason Scholarship, The School of Music, Theater and Dance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Sigurd I. & Jarmilla H. Rislov Award, The Rislov Foundation, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Graduate Fellowship The James Harris Scholarship in Organ The School of Music, Theater and Dance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • David McK. Williams Scholarship in Organ, The School of Music, Theater and Dance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Masters Scholarship

  • The Don Wright Scholarship in Vocal Music, Althouse College, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

 

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