Dan Davison has been the Choir Director at Ballou Junior High in Puyallup, Washington since 1979. In addition to the four choir classes at the school, Dan also directs an after-school Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Dan was born in 1956 in Sacramento, California, but has lived in the greater Seattle area since 1965. Since 1979, he has resided in Puyallup, Washington with his wife, Cathy, who is also an educator. He attended public schools in the Bellevue School District and then attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington where he received his Bachelor’s degree, studying under Maurice Skones. He continued his education with a Master’s in Music from Western Washington University, studying with Bruce Pullan.
Dan is also a composer and has pieces with numerous publishers, including Walton, BriLee Music, Hinshaw, Hal Leonard, and Sound Music Publications. His compositions range in difficulty from those appropriate for beginning choirs, to those suitable for professional ensembles.
Dan has served as a clinician several times at ACDA conventions, speaking on issues relating to junior high music. Dan is also a member of Male Ensemble Northwest where he has sung bass since 1983.
Dan has received numerous awards for his role in music education, including the 1996 State Of Washington Christa McAuliffe Educator Of The Year, The 2010 Educator Citizen Of The Year for Communities In Schools In Puyallup, Washington, the “Outstanding Choral Director Award” for 2010 from the Washington chapter of The American Choral Director’s Association, and the 2016 Tenuto Award for contributions in vocal jazz.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Drag Here to Add To List A Cowboy’s Life BL914 :3:06 Men’s Chorus Barb’ry Allen(arr.) BL960 :2:39 SSA Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies BL1005 SSA Exultate Justi BL1031 SATB Old Joe Clark(arr.) BL979 :2:30 SATB Tu Es Petrus BL1020 Men’s Chorus Wade in the Water(arr.) BL961 :2:58 Men’s Chorus Who Will Be a Witness BL1034 :00:00 SATB