Stanley Davis

Clarinet & Saxophone Faculty
Instruments: 
Clarinet
Saxophone
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 
1960
Education: 

MM, Roosevelt University; BM, Chicago Musical College; Post Graduate Studies, Northwestern University; DePaul University; University of Illinois-Chicago.

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Albert Friedman, Jerome Stowell, Dominic DeCaprio

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

I believe every student should learn to read music well and interpret it as a soloist. I have a great love for Big Band swing music.

Awards and achievements: 

CSO member recorded Salome, Bolero, and others. Member of University of Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players - several recordings. TV broadcasts with Chicago Lyric Opera Staff member of WGN TV series

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Orchestra member Chicago Lyric Opera 1959 - 2003; CCP of U of Chicago member 1960 - 1980; Grant Park Orchestra 1958 -65; WGN TV Orchestra Chicago Chamber Orchestra-performed many cocertos, locally and on national tour. Numerous World Class Ballet companies and Broadway Musicals. Numerous faculty solo and Chamber Music performances

Interests outside of music: 

Wood Carving, Painting, Building model ships. Exploring the playing of the Australian Didgeridoo.

Favorite practice tip: 

Repeat, repeat, repeat - very slow - slow - faster, faster, faster. Concentration!!

Favorite composer or piece to play: 

Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

Favorite musical moment: 

Having completed playing Wagner's entire Ring cycle.