Minnesota Chorale USE ME
Adrian Davis https://roosevelt.mpls.k12.mn.us/davis_adrian
Twin Cities pedagogue and Bridges partner Adrian Davis leads an evening of song and exploration in the history of Gospel music as a living tradition which shares the values of love, peace, longsuffering, and kindness. “Within that,” Davis says, “comes the narrative of culture: People that sing their way through slavery. Sing their way through Jim Crow. We are singing people’s lives. Performing people’s lives.”
A native of Memphis, Adrian Davis received his M.M. in music education from the University of Saint Thomas and began his professional teaching career in 2000. His choral and instrumental ensembles have been active performers in the Twin Cities community, and have received excellent and superior ratings in state, regional, and national festivals. Davis was nominated a quarterfinalist for Grammy Music Educator of the Year in 2014 and 2016, and was featured on Classical MPR in January 2014 for excellence in music education. He was also selected as a top educator in the Celebration of Teachers for Minneapolis Public Schools in 2016. In the fall of 2013, he established a music department at Roosevelt High School, where he leads two choirs and a drumline ensemble, and teaches classes in world music and music technology. Davis is an active musician and producer and has performed and recorded with artists across the United States and around the world. He has a solo album, entitled "Divers," that was released in 2008. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in music education at the University of Minnesota, where he conducts the University Gospel Choir.
7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
|| Alyssa Breece