ROBERT F. DAVIS Conductor is an exponent of the Aspen Music Festival where his conducting came under the critical analysis of Maestro John Nelson. His style reveals the clarity and precision of that school. Mr. Davis’ conducting has specialized in the instrumental music “Viennese School” and in the major Baroque and 20th Century choral works. Also his study with Richard Westenburg, Thomas Dunn, Bradley Bloom, and Carl Bamberger has provided him with a technique and understanding of musical form which greatly enhances his musical performance, vocal technique, and musicological exposition.

Appearance in New York, as Conductor of The American Chamber Orchestra, have included leading artists: Joseph Robinson, Sarah Bullen, Philip Smith, and William Kuyper of the New York Philharmonic, the legendary organist, Robert Elmore of the Philadelphia Orchestra, jazz great Dave Brubeck and concert vocal artist from the Metropolitan & New York City Opera Companies, and those of the Broadway stage. He was privileged to present, in New York City, the world premiere of J.A.C. Redford’s “St Elsewhere Suite for Chamber Orchestra.” He has been Conductor and Musical Director of the Cathedral Choir’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Concert tours have taken Mr. Davis to major concert halls in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He has served six churches, including the Historic Collegiate Church of New York City, as Conductor-in-Residence and conducted the 1,700 voice Ocean Grove (NJ) Choral Festival Choir for five years. He has also appeared as Music Director for Swing Picante, a jazz band performing salsa and traditional jazz. Mr. Davis also conducts the Brass Factory, a British style brass band, Vocalise, a young women’s choir, and Rococo Strings. Mr. Davis has produced concerts for: Naturally Seven, The Six-Thirty Band, bands of The Salvation Army and others. He has also promoted for the modern Irish hymn writer Keith Getty.

Currently an educational consultant, columnists writing educational opinion and a freelance musician he is also Chairman and CEO of the Consortium for Educational Advancement, a think tank serving preparatory education. Mr. Davis has held music professorships at three colleges, three preparatory schools and been a visiting lecturer at Fordham University and has served as Vice President of two institutions of higher learning.

A resident of Ringwood, New Jersey Mr. Davis has been married to his wife Patricia for fifty-four years. They have two adult children Robert, II and Melissa, and six grandchildren ages ranging 16 to 28.