Thomas Davis is an improviser, producer, and songwriter currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His work explores structure and harmony in a way that is deeply informed by the asymmetry of nature, the counterpoint of hymns, and his youth in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina.
In 2013 Thomas received the Thelma Thompson Composition Award for his setting of Walt Whitman’s Whispers of Heavenly Death, and in 2014 he was published via NoteNova Choral Music Publishing in Manhattan, NYC. Notable performances include representing the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) at Leonard Bernstein’s 2019 Centennial Celebration (showcasing an improvisation on themes from Bernstein’s Spring Will Come Again), and being chosen to represent NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department at the 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony with his original composition Zen and the Art of Buttering Bread.
Since receiving his Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2019, Thomas has spent the majority of his time performing original works and hymns around the NYC area (he is the choir director/pianist at Oceanside Lutheran Church in Long Island, NY), working with his students, and developing his artistic voice