Department of Culture, Media, and Performance
Mr. Greg Davis holds a B.M. degree in music technology and music composition from Duquesne University, and a M.Ed. degree in Technology Education from PennWest California. Immediately after his studies at Duquesne University, Davis relocated to Melville, N.Y., where he took a full-time technical support position for SoundTree, the educational division of Korg U.S.A. Inc. While at SoundTree, Davis traveled to various school districts throughout the United States, troubleshooting music technology classroom systems and also assisting music educators with incorporating music technology into their classrooms and curricula.
In 2009, Davis returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa., to begin a three-year teaching position at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, the city's premier school for the creative and performing arts. During his tenure at CAPA 6-12, Davis developed a comprehensive recording arts curriculum that was successfuly implemented into both the Instrumental Music and Technical Theater departments of the school. In addition to his primary instructional duties, Davis was the musical director of the school's contemporary music ensemble, Antithesis, which still performs in Pittsburgh's flowering contemporary music scene.
In fall 2010, Davis joined the faculty at PennWest California as an instructor of Music Technology for the then newly designed Commercial Music Technology program. Immediately upon joining the PennWest California faculty, Davis developed the series of four music production courses that are part of the CMT curriculum. In addition to teaching these courses, Davis also oversees the music department's music technology facilities and equipment. He is also provides live sound reinforcement for major University events.
In summer 2012, Davis completed his expert level certification in Pro Tools, the industry standard software for digital audio recording and post production. Obtaining this certification paved the way for PennWest California to become the first four-year university in Pennsylvania to become an Avid Learning Partner. This distinction provides an opportunity for all students enrolled in the Commercial Music Technology program to become Pro Tools certified through their natural progression through the established CMT curriculum.
Davis is active in southwestern Pennsylvania as a freelance musician and audio engineer. His latest projects include:
-- Sound design, audio editing and audio post-production credits for the independent film adaptation of the award-winning novel Leningrad, by Russian writer Igor Vishnevetsky
-- Recording of a song cycle for organ and solo voice by Pittsburgh composer Eli Tamar featuring vocalist Andrey Nemzer, winner of the Metropolitan Opera's 2011 National Council Auditions
Davis is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
- B.M., Music Technology and Music Composition, Duquesne University
- M.Ed., Technology Education, PennWest California
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