Josh Davis – Tuba/Bass Trombone
Josh Davis enjoys a busy and varied schedule as a freelance musician on both tuba and bass trombone. Josh has performed with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestras, Louisville Orchestra, Muncie Symphony, Marion Philharmonic, Anderson Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony. In 2016 and 2017, he was a featured soloist in a country wide tour of Japan with the Emmy and Tony award winning show BLAST!
Josh is also an avid chamber musician and soloist. Josh has had recent performances Columbus Brass Quintet, Da Camera brass quintet, and the dynamic brass and percussion sextet:Masterworks6. He has also been a featured soloist with Kent State University Wind Symphony, Bowling Green University tuba/euphonium ensemble, and Wright State University Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to performing, Josh is also a passionate teacher. He is currently the Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at IUPUI, and the low brass teacher for Avon Community Schools. He previously
taught applied lessons and music history at Oakland City University and has held graduate teaching positions at Anderson University, Ball State University, Kent State University, and
Bowling Green State University. He has given masterclasses in Japan, at Bowling Green State University, and for the Ball State University Youth Orchestra, Ball State University High School
Honor Band, Kent State University All-Star Band. He is a highly sought-after marching band instructor and has taught The Kent State Marching Golden Flashes, the 2013 Blue Stars Drum
and Bugle Corps, and many high school band programs.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wright State University and performance degrees from Kent State University, Bowling Green State University, and is finishing his Doctorate in Tuba Performance and Bass Trombone Performance at Ball State University. He has studied with Matthew Lyon, Dr. Andrew Mitchell, Dr. John Seidel, John DiCesare, Dave Saltzman, Dr. Ben Miles, and Dr. Jacob Cameron.