JoDee Davis is associate professor of trombone at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. She is second trombone of the Santa Fe Opera and a member of the Missouri Brass Quintet. Davis has served on the faculties of Kent State University and Eastern Washington University. She served as principal trombone of the Spokane Symphony.
Currently, Davis plays extra trombone with the Kansas City Symphony. She has presented solo recitals and master classes throughout the United States and was a member of the highly acclaimed trombone quartet PRISMA. In November 2013, she presented a recital and master classes at the Musik Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen. Davis was the UMKC Conservatory’s 2015 recipient of the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Award.
Davis received the doctor of music in brass literature and performance from Indiana University, and the master’s degree in trombone performance and the bachelor of music in music education from the University of Northern Iowa. She has released a solo compact disc on the Albany Records, In the Moment, with pianist Eric Charnofsky.
Performing in Histoire du Soldat (Soldier’s Tale), February 18, 2017