Originally from the swamps of Louisiana, Dr. Craig B. Davis is an artist, musician, conductor, educator, advocate of the arts, and consumer of world cultures. His primary focus in life is finding ways to connect with humanity through musical performance, and inviting those who would otherwise feel out-of-place to find connections with live music, regardless of the venue. Whether it be the roar of a crowd at a sporting event, the applause of a concert hall, or a surprising performance in a museum or cafe, music elicits powerful responses in all facets of our lives, and his aim is to help others appreciate, and participate, more fully in those moments.
Currently, he is the Director of Bands at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he directs the Marching Mocs, the wind ensemble, symphonic band, pep band, instructs undergraduate conducting, and serves as a clinician throughout the United States. He has collaborated on several musical projects in recent years, including the transcription of John Corigliano's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, now for wind ensemble, which has received stunning reviews and has various performances schedule throughout the United States. He is always searching for new endeavors and collaborations, allowing inspiration to come from any piece, movie, meeting, book, or TED Talk. (He loves TED Talks) When not involved with music, Dr. Davis is adding stamps to his passport, running, lifting, cooking, reading, or exploring new styles of music on various musical platforms.