Ed Davis - MM 2012. Recently served as a graduate teaching assistant from 2010-12 where his duties included assistant director of the YSU Percussion Ensemble and teaching Percussion Methods courses. Ed has facilitated drum circles for the Youngstown State University SMARTS educational outreach program since 2010 and continues in this capacity. He has also been active on the music scene in the Youngstown area, playing with Todd Cutshaw, Radio Lark, and Jordan DePaul & The Reputations on a regular basis. Ed is a percussion instructor at The Drum Smith in Struthers and Motter’s Music in Canfield, OH.
Originally from West Liberty, OH, Ed attended the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, OH and earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Media degree in 2004. As a student at Capital, Ed performed in variety of jazz, percussion and wind ensembles and worked as an assistant to world percussion instructor, Eric Paton, performing and teaching at schools across Ohio.
While living in Columbus, Ed worked as an instructor at Columbus Pro Percussion and performed in a variety of styles as a freelance musician.Focusing on mainly drumset and world percussion, Ed has performed with groups such as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and served as a member of national recording act, Red Wanting Blue.He can be heard on their newest release “These Magnificent Miles” (Fanatic/EMI).