Elizabeth Skola Davis

About

EDUCATION
09/87 - 05/92 Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Cello Teacher: Dennis Parker (http://www.music.lsu.edu/Faculty/parker_d.html)
M.M. in Music (Composition), May, 1992.

09/83 - 05/87 University of Evansville. Evansville, Indiana.
Cello Teacher: David Ault Littrell
(http://www.k-state.edu/music/littrell)
B.M. in Music (Cello Performance), May, 1987.

09/79 - 05/83 Jeffersonville High School. Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Cello Teacher: Deborah Caruso (http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/?page_id=6038)
Diploma, May, 1983.


BACKGROUND I have been performing professionally since 1983 as a cellist. Also, I have orchestrated and written original compositions and arrangements for benefit concerts and youth groups as well as the performances and awards noted.

AWARDS AND PERFORMANCES
04/30/91
ASCAP Victor Herbert Young Composers competition, Small Ensemble.
Honorable mention, Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano.

03/19-22/91
Second Festival of Women Composers. Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano.

03/01/91Louisiana State University 46th Festival of Contemporary Music: Contemporary Opera. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Paths.

04/30/89 ASCAP Victor Herbert Young Composers competition, Voice with Orchestra. Third Place, Oriana’s Lament.

I\'ve been performing professionally since 1983, but have cut back in recent years to what I call \"semi-retired\" due to a series of hand accidents and following my techie husband around in his contract jobs. Ensembles I have performed with include seventeen years with two major metropolitan orchestras, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (Evansville, IN) and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (Baton Rouge, LA).

Since leaving Baton Rouge Symphony, groups I have performed with include the Acadiana Symphony (Lafayette, LA), Austin Civic Orchestra (Austin, TX), Austin Symphony (Austin, TX), Louisiana Sinfonietta (Baton Rouge, LA), Mission Chamber Orchestra (San Jose, CA), Mission City Opera (Santa Clara, CA), Natchez Opera (Natchez, MS), Southeastern Louisiana University Opera (Hammond, LA), local small ensembles and studio recordings. At present, I am principal cellist of the Palo Alto Philharmonic (http://www.paphil.org).