Meet the musicians

Zachariah Davis

Dr. Zachariah Davis currently serves as Texas Woman’s University’s Professor of Trombone and Assistant Director of Bands. Prior to his joining TWU in 2022, Davis served as a doctoral teaching fellow at the University of North Texas, studying under internationally recognized trombonist Dr. Natalie Mannix. While pursuing his doctorate in Musical Arts, he gained a related field in wind conducting and spent three years in the North Texas Wind Symphony. Dr. Davis performed in a featured brass ensemble with the North Texas brass faculty and Canadian Brass for over 2,000 attendees of the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention.

During his time at North Texas, he was a featured soloist with the North Texas Trombone Consortium and a core member of the 2020 International Trombone Festival Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition winning ensemble. In 2019 Davis won the International Women’s Brass Conference Susan Slaughter Solo Competition and Mock Military Band audition, and served as a judge at the 2022 conference. In 2020 he was a finalist in the American Trombone Workshop Solo Competition. Prior to his study at North Texas, he served as a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas with Dr. Cory Mixdorf, and earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University with professor James T. Decker.

In addition to his appointment at TWU, Davis clinics across all academic levels in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. An advocate of the marching arts, Davis is also a sought after brass and marching band consultant. He is an active freelance musician, performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Opera Fayetteville, Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorus, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals and the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. If he isn’t practicing, performing or teaching, Davis can be found cooking far too much food for his wife and friends at his home in Denton.